Dancing with Parkinson’s Company – CID Project

Danielle Teale in partnership with Poplar Union have launched a Spacehive crowdfunding page for a new project, Dancing with Parkinson’s Company.

About the project

The CID Project (Collective Identity) is a collaborative dance project which provides a regular artistic engagement for people with Parkinson’s on a performative level, bringing visibility to the Parkinson’s dancer.

CID will explore the empathic connection brought about through dancing and how dancing as a collective impacts on the individual dancer and his or her identity. This project will explore this idea through choreographic workshops, group dialogue and sharing, as well as through visual documentation and art-making from visual disciplines of film, photography and fine art.

About Danielle Teale

This project will be led by Danielle Teale, a leader in this field of practice and research, bringing a wealth of knowledge and a curiosity to drive this work forward. Teale values a democratic approach, and this project will bring dancers with Parkinson’s, choreographers, musicians and visual artists together in equal dialogue about dancing, identity and collectivity.

What will be delivered

The project begins with weekly dance workshops for people with Parkinson’s, their family members or carers, and dance professionals, musicians and visual artists collectively. Dancers will experience a range of different choreographic approaches from guest artists and a chance to share their thoughts and experiences in a discussion after the workshops.

The project will culminate in a sharing event and exhibition of work for friends, family and the local community to see and hear about the work we have been exploring together.