Intro to Argentine Tango for Parkinson’s with Murielle Elizéon

In this workshop we will begin with a chair warm-up, inviting participants to bring awareness to their breath, gently mobilize joints and muscles and move with attention to their body sensations. We will then dive into Argentine Tango core principles such as leading and following, embrace, connection to a partner, and walking. Throughout the workshop, we’ll engage in a safe and nonjudgmental discovery of the social dance through learning and playing with simple movement patterns alone and in pairs. Our goal is to invite new movement possibilities and connect with a sense of playfulness.
This introduction to Argentine Tango workshop is designed for participants with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers.
Below is an article on a research around Argentine tango and Parkinson’s: 
About the Instructor:
Murielle Elizéon is a french dancer, performer, choreographer, and teacher. She has toured with various dance companies in France, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, and the US. She has been creating/leading/participating in many community projects involving various abilities and age groups. Murielle learned Argentine Tango between Europe and Argentina and has danced, taught, and performed it in Europe and the US for more than 12 years, using the form as a tool to access clarity of intention, body awareness, communication and connection to others. 
American Dance Festival is excited to offer Parkinson’s Movement Initiative classes and volunteer trainings in partnership with NC Dance for Parkinson’s and Poe Wellness Solutions and supported by a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Through funds raised by Moving Day® North Carolina, a walk for Parkinson’s, all classes offered through the Parkinson’s Movement Initiative are free for people living with PD and their caregivers.

About This Event

ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

May 20, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm