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    HKAPA holds online introductory talks on dance and Parkinson’s Disease

    Have you ever imagined dance contributing to the wellbeing of the elderly with Parkinson’s disease?

    Professor Anna Cy Chan, Dean of Dance of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, along with overseas and local arts and healthcare practitioners, will discuss the inclusive design of the Dance Well initiative, how dance can positively affect wellbeing, physical movement and social integration for those living with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. The talk will also take a look at the disease and its related healthcare interventions.

    Talk 1: Dance Well engine of social inclusion, intercultural and inter-generational collaboration
    6.4.2022 (Wed) 15:30 – 17:00
    Talk 2: Impact of dance on people with Parkinson’s disease
    8.4.2022 (Fri) 16:00 – 17:30
    Talk 3: Introduction to Parkinson’s disease, medical interventions, rehabilitation practices, relevance of dance for the well-being of those living with the disease and their caregivers
    14.4.2022 (Thu) 15:00 – 17:00

    Details and enrol: https://forms.gle/QZsFXDN2AK73EyM69 (Deadline of Registration: 2 days before each webinar)

    The Jockey Club Dance Well Project is organised by the School of Dance of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, it is a creative movement programme designed to include people with Parkinson’s disease and people of different ages and abilities through regular dance classes and activities in artistic spaces. The project is developed from the Dance Well initiative originated in Italy in 2013. Live-streaming experiential classes led by Dance Well teacher in Italy are also open to everyone including those with Parkinson’s disease.

    Details & enrol: https://forms.gle/fPcLKcAUPsNw9Ndm7