Cultivating Self - Moving Mindfully
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About the Event
Miriam King shares her passion for dance as a performer, instructor, collaborator and researcher. Miriam's undergraduate work at Hampshire College, and her role as a contributor in the organization Artists and Scientists as Partners (ASaP) at Brown University, guided her to design and teach dance classes for people with Dementia, Huntington's and Parkinson's disease. After completing her studies, Miriam founded her own Dance for Parkinson's program, performed as a lead dancer/actor with cabaret theater, Shadowbox Live, and began a strong research collaboration with The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Miriam currently lives and works in NYC as a dance instructor with The Mark Morris, Dance for PD® company, as well as a member of Silva Dance Company, training and performing Brazilian-dance styles and Capoeira. Miriam is completing her Master's degree at Columbia University, Teachers College, in the Motor Learning and Control program. While at Columbia she is a researcher and project manager in the Neurorehabilitation Lab, where she is actively working on several studies exploring the benefits of exercise and dance for Parkinson's disease. Miriam lives at the intersection of science and art, and is passionate about pursuing individual and community-based healing through movement.
This practice focuses on the process and sensation of moving, rather than achieving specific shapes or forms with the body. Students will make a connection between their emotions, thoughts and body sensations, learn to focus on the process and sensation of moving, and practice moving mindfully to reach the best body formations for stretching