For six years, Ms. Coleman has worked with mice in the lab to understand how genetic factors can alter the brain and lead to Parkinson’s disease. Inspired by the beauty of neurons under the magnifying glass of a microscope, I began to think of a way to use art to raise awareness of disease-related issues.
There is an aesthetic quality to science, neurons, and information that made me seek art in science.emphasizes, with reference to the healing properties of the arts in the treatment of diseases; Parkinson’s disease in particular.
A growing body of research shows that dance and music may help people with dementia. […] She says it can soothe symptoms and may even help with the cognitive aspect, too. Then there is the social and exercise aspect.
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But according to Neyla Coleman, the therapeutic aspect of art is not the essence of the mind piece.
In this project, I am not using dance as a therapy tool. The goal is to use creativity, art, dance, and movement to establish a connection between communities that don’t talk much to each other., like scientists who spend all their time in the lab and people who live with Parkinson’s disease every day.
This is why the group brings together scientists, artists, and people with the disease. The show, which mixes dance, circus and music, attempts to artistically represent the different symptoms and stages in the development of Parkinson’s disease. Ms. Coleman hopes he can engage audiences intellectually and emotionally, while instilling in them a new sympathy for those dealing with disease.
For me, art, especially performing arts like dance, circus, and music, is a way to communicate science, which can be very abstract and very complex. It’s a way to organize it for people who don’t have access to research papers.
If the scene of D Piece of Mind About Parkinson’s Disease, Bilingual, Available on YouTube, where you can also find another mass production, this one dedicated to dementia.
With information from André Robitaille, host of the show draw me summer
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