We are proud to be partnered with the Parkinson Society of British Columbia, PD Avengers, Parkinson's Foundation and Mount Sinai Hospital to offer a variety of improv courses geared towards students with Parkinson's Disease.
We are proud to again present our virtual Improv for Parkinson's course for residents of British Columbia, which begins on February 15th and will take place over the span of 6 weeks. These classes will work with such themes as presence, celebrating mistakes, and teamwork, using a smattering of fun improv exercises and games. These require no prior experience in improv!
We will be offering a Improv for Parkinson's course specifically for residents of New York City. This course will follow the same course structure as the course mentioned above, but with a twist! We have partnered with Mount Sinai Hospital and Parkinson's Foundation, and through their support we will be implementing a study of the course itself, in order to quantify and share the wonderful benefits that these courses have to offer!
For Parkinson's students who have gone through our first course, we have our Parkinson's Performance Troupe. We are currently on our fourth season with the troupe, and are always open to having new members join at the beginning of each season. This is designed towards those with some experience in improv who want to hone their skills and perform shows for the public. The members of the troupe will be coached with the intention of performing two or three times during the season.
These series are currently delivered over zoom, though we hope to transition back into in-person courses soon!
"The most enjoyable and helpful thing about this course was entering into chambers of our being that haven't been open for a while and shaking the dust off."
"It's a great thing to let your imagination take over."
"After each session, I hug my partner."
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.
The mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
The PSBC empowers the Parkinson’s community in British Columbia through providing resources and services to enable self-management, self-reliance, and self-advocacy.
PD Avengers support projects, events, activities, campaigns, groups and organizations which are aligned with our three pillars: wellness, advocacy, and research. Each pillar is also a committee. Each of the founders is on one of the committees. Each committee creates working groups which can be short term, medium term or long term projects.