Join us for a special screening of Capturing Grace, directed by David Iverson–a film that follows the Brooklyn Parkinson Group as they attend classes at the Mark Morris Dance Center. Capturing Grace witnesses the power of choreography, the ways in which tremors recede in the dance studio, and how performers rediscover what they thought they had lost to Parkinson’s Disease. Iverson describes the film, which highlights rediscovery and the sweetness of motion, as “a story about a remarkable community of dancers – some professional, some not – all coming together to move in space.”
The screening will be followed by a conversation with Iverson; David Leventhal, Program Director and founding teacher of Dance for PD®, a program of Mark Morris Dance Group; and Sarah Cohen, PT, DPT at Stony Brook–Southampton Hospital’s Center for Parkinson’s Disease. Moderated by Deputy Director of Art Education Martha Stotzky, the panel will discuss the film’s themes in conjunction with Parrish programs sensitively designed for individuals with Parkinson’s, including Paint with the Parrish. As part of Access Parrish–the Museum’s decades-long initiative committed to making the building, programs, and resources available to all audiences–this workshop series was created specifically for those with Parkinson’s and their caretakers.
Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is recommended. Limited tickets will be available at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.