Parkinson’s Disease, Janet Hamburg and … Dance

Movement disorders, Laban Movement Analysis, movement techniques, Bartenieff, effort, basal ganglion

A focus on Janet Hamburg’s career path is presented, preceded with some information about Parkinson’s disease, her research and work with Parkinson’s disease and the use of dance. The short articles include a story by Ann Whitcher-Gentzk Titled: ‘Hamburg close-up’ Dancer helps those with Parkinson’s rediscover everyday movement” documenting her research and award winning DVD ‘Motivating Moves for People with Parkinson’s’, made by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. (pp 16-18)

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