Capturing Grace

Capturing Grace: Film Screening and Public Events

Presented by Stanford University Dance Division of the Department of Theater + Performance Studies, San Francisco Dance Film Festival in association with Dance for PD® and Mark Morris Dance Group.
Dance For PD with SFDFF Capturing GraceTaps Dance with SFDFF Capturing GraceMark Morris Dance Group with SFDFF Capturing Grace

Schedule

Friday, April 17

1:15 – 2:00 pm | Presentation on the Intersection of Dance and Parkinson’s Disease
Pigott Theater in Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University

7:00 – 8:30 pm | Screening of Capturing Grace, followed by panel discussion and Q&A
Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University — BUY TICKETS
Parking: Tresidder Lot L-39 behind White Plaza/Tresidder Student Union, near Dinkelspiel AuditoriumMap

Saturday, April 18

10:00 – 11:30 am | Community Dance Class with David Leventhal
Bing Concert Hall – Rehearsal Studio, Stanford University — REGISTER NOW
Parking is free on the weekend-Space available directly in front of Bing Concert Hall

11:45 – 12:45 pm | Discussion & Lunch with David Leventhal

1:30 – 3:00 pm | Screening of Capturing Grace, followed by panel discussion and Q&A
Cemex Auditorium (at Knight Management Center), Stanford University — BUY TICKETS
Street parking available or at Parking Structure 7 (beneath Knight Management Center)

For event details, please scroll down.


Screening

Film Screening of Capturing Grace by Dave Iverson

The award-winning film Capturing Grace tells the story of what happens when the legendary Mark Morris Dance Group joins forces with people with Parkinson’s disease to stage a unique performance. Visit Film Website

Followed by a discussion and Q&A with filmmaker Dave Iverson, Dr. Helen Bronte-Stewart, Director of Stanford Movement Disorders Center and David Leventhal, celebrated dancer and program director of Dance for PD®. Moderator, Dr. Maren Grainger-Monsen, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics.

Bios

Dave Iverson (Stanford ’71), is an independent filmmaker and broadcast journalist who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2004. He’s also contributing editor at the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Dr. Helen Bronte-Stewart is the Director of the Stanford Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, the Co-Director of the Stanford Balance Center, and the Division Chief of Movement Disorders in the department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences. She also directs the Stanford Human Motor Control and Balance Laboratory.

David Leventhal is a former principal dancer with the Mark Morris Dance Group, who now leads the company’s Dance for PD® program which offers classes in over 100 cities and 11 different countries.

Dr. Maren Grainger-Monsen is a physician, filmmaker-in-residence and director of the Program in Bioethics and Film at the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics. Her films include the National Emmy Award nominated The Revolutionary Optimists, coproduced and directed with Nicole Newnham.

Friday, April 17 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University | MAP

Saturday, April 18 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Cemex Auditorium, 641 Knight Way, Stanford University | MAP

General Admission Ticket: $10 (includes film, panel discussion and Q&A)
Free Admission for Stanford University Personnel and Students

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Presentation

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Presentation on the Intersection of Dance and Parkinson’s Disease

A presentation about the unique collaboration between a world-renowned dance company and people with Parkinson’s disease as portrayed in the award-winning documentary film, Capturing Grace. The event will feature clips from the film and a discussion with the presenters on the power of art and the intersection between dance and health.

Presenter Bios

David Leventhal is a former principal dancer with the Mark Morris Dance Group, who now leads the company’s Dance for PD® program which offers classes in over 100 cities and 11 different countries.

Dave Iverson (Stanford ’71), is an independent filmmaker and broadcast journalist who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2004. He’s also contributing editor at the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Friday, April 17 | 1:00 – 2:15 pm

Pigott Theater in Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University | MAP
Free and Open to the Public – no reservations required
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Community Class

Capturing Grace 2015 San Francisco Dance Film Festival

Dance For PD® Community Class

Join us for this free Dance for PD® class in which you’ll explore engaging movement and inspiring music in ways that are enjoyable and creative. An internationally-acclaimed collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, Dance for PD® is appropriate for anyone with PD, no matter how advanced. No dance experience is required. In chairs, at a barre or moving across the floor, you will explore elements of modern dance, ballet, tap, folk and social dancing, and Mark Morris company repertory in a non-pressured, social environment in which live music energizes, enriches and empowers.

Saturday, April 18 | 10:00 – 11:30 pm

Bing Concert Hall – Rehearsal Studio, Stanford University | MAP
Free and Open to the Public. Pre-Registration Required

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Capturing Grace screenings and related events made possible by the generous support of the following campus sponsors: Stanford Arts Institute, Stanford Continuing Studies, Stanford Live, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford Program in Bioethics & Film, Stanford Medical Humanities, Medicine & the Muse, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences.


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