Artists and Scientists as Partners: Dance, Music and Neuroscience - at the Brown University Cogut Center for the Humanities

November 7, 2012

Speakers Julie Adams Strandberg, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, and Rachel Balaban, Mark Morriss Dance Group Regional Coordinator for Dance for PD, are co-founders of Artists and Scientists as Partners (ASaP), a research and advocacy group dedicated to understanding and implementing the arts within a holistic healing approach for people with Parkinson’s Disease and Autism Spectrum Disorders. In this presentation, the speakers will specifically look at dance and its applications to those diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. The presentation will be based on clinical, anecdotal, and experiential evidence. Balaban and Strandberg will discuss the impact dance can have on patients in terms of disease, wellbeing, and creative and artistic growth. The goal of this presentation is to expose students and faculty to complementary practices that can benefit patients with neurodegenerative diseases such as PD, and emphasize the importance of arts within the medical field.

Part of the Creative Medicine Series.