PARKINSON DANCES is an uplifting, poetic and emotional evocation of how the magic of dance helps people face the daily challenges of Parkinson's and live life to the full.
"Thanks very much for giving me the opportunity to watch your beautiful, honest, deeply soulful film. I love the way you've interwoven personal narrative, choreography, class shots, and concrete information, all while projecting a sense of fantasy. You capture, in subtle and nuanced ways, the transformative power of dance, and how it really does move people to a different plane. Your film occupies that plane in ways that I can't quite explain, and does it gorgeously." - David Leventhal (Director, Dance for PD, Mark Morris Dance Group).
"I think it is an excellent film for communicating and raising awareness
of what it is to live with Parkinson's and its impact on family
relationships as well as the person diagnosed. It raises all those issues that people who have chronic conditions face, of how to still be fully acknowledged as a complex and wonderful human beings and not reduced to a collection of symptoms, only existing in a medicalised vaccuum.
It also seems to me to be a film all medics should see as part of their
training and ongoing CPD, reminding them of the impact made by how they
deliver a diagnosis and the importance of what happens - or is not in
place - in terms of support in the immediate aftermath of that
diagnosis. That the film is artistic and has a different aesthetic from
an instructional film makes it all the more powerful in its potential
impact on those who meet people who have Parkinson's during the course
of their work." - Amanda Fogg (Dance for Parkinson's UK).