Theatr Clwyd dance for Parkinson's workshops

Published: 11 May 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber

Dance for Parkinson's Credit: Courtesy of Theatre Clwyd

Theatr Clwyd is running a series of six free one-hour online dance workshops for people affected by Parkinson’s alongside national charity Parkinson’s UK Cymru, which will be available for free throughout May and June.

The workshops use movement, dance and live music to focus on posture, breath, flow of movement and imagination and will be led by Theatr Clwyd Dance Associate Angharad Jones with music by Llŷr Pari.

Gwennan Mair, the theatre’s Director of Creative Engagement said,our pilot workshop was more successful than we could have ever imagined—we brought together people from across Wales who were able to share their experiences, find solidarity and support and, crucially, use dance to help with posture, breathing and movement.”

Emily Owen, Volunteer Coordinator, Parkinson's UK Cymru said, "at a time when a lot of our community is isolated, working with Theatr Clwyd has been a great opportunity to get people moving and connected through music and dance. We know that exercise can help people with Parkinson's manage physical symptoms and other symptoms such as sleep problems, fatigue, mood and mental health. The pilot went really well and we are excited to see how the sessions continue over the next 6 weeks."