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Office Hours With David Leventhal, Program Director for Dance for Parkinson’s

David Leventhal was a member of the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) from 1997–2010, appearing in more than 40 works. He performed principal roles in The Hard Nut, L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, on Motifs of Shakespeare.   In 2001, Leventhal became one of the founding teachers of MMDG’s Dance for PD […]

Dancing with Parkinson’s

Program director David Leventhal (right) dances with a Dance for PD participant. It’s official—research confirms that dance is highly beneficial for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Twelve participants completed two 75-minute dance classes a week for eight weeks. None had tried dance before. By the study’s end, they showed improvement in overall movement, walking ability […]