The key concept of the Popping for Parkinson’s classes  is to use the Popping dance techniques as an innovative therapeutic tool towards improving the physical condition of people affected by Parkinson’s disease. Popping is a form of urban dance originating in California in the late 1970s, involving rhythmic contractions of the dancer’s muscles to accent the beat.

Where: Hochzeitsaal, SOPHIENSAELE theatre, Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin, Germany

When: 14 & 15 April 2017

It is the first time that Popping has been used as a tool for medical purposes and the feedback until now has been very positive: Participants not only see improvement in their natural movement capacities, but also gain confidence, feel less socially isolated and have fun. The workshop is open to people of all ages suffering from Parkinson, caretakers, family members, friends, dance practitioners/teachers or scientists who wish to gain insights into the Dance for Parkinson work. The LUCKY motto “Dance is for everyone!” is at the heart of the workshop as we aspire to showcase that everyone, despite movement disorders or emotional distress can benefit from dancing.

Workshop leader – Simone Sistarelli
Italian born and currently living in London, Simone Sistarelli is a professional dancer, teacher, composer and accompanist for dance classes. He has a BA degree in Contemporary Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and more than 10 years of experience in Hip Hop styles/techniques.

The workshop will be in English (Translators present) and includes two movement sessions of 1,5 hours. You are free to register for both or just one of the sessions.

Session 1
Friday, April 14
Welcome/Registration: 11:15 – 12:00
Workshop: 12:00 – 13:30

Discussion/Feedback with drinks & cookies until 14:30

Session 2
Saturday, April 15
Welcome/Registration: 9:30 – 10:00
Workshop: 10:00 -11:30
Discussion/Feedback with drinks & cookies until 12.00

Deadline for applications: April 7th, 2017

How to apply: Registration is compulsory. Contact Florence at before April 7th.

Costs: FREE

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