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Kate Swindlehurst

Writer, Self in Cambridge

Parkinson's & the Tango Effect: my Year on the Dance Floor

PRESENTED ON AUG 07, 2018
IN CAMBRIDGE @ VOL 15

Kate Swindlehurst shares her story of her diagnosis of Parkinson's, how it changed her life, and the impact of Argentine tango on her experience of the disease.

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre

BY ANN WILLIAMS
IN DALLAS

Ann Williams talks about the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, a performance and learning center, walking us through its various programs, and highlighting some of the shows it has hosted. (in English)

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Parkinson's Awareness

BY CHRISSANKA CHRISTADOSS
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 08, 2012

Chrissanka Christadoss details the causes and effects of Parkinson's Disease, and encourages others to learn more about the illness so as to promote funding and research for its cure. 

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Being a 'Product' of My Environment

BY JULIA HARVIE
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Julia Harvie// REMAP// on being a 'product' of my environment

Julia Harvie shares some of her installation pieces, performance art and dance projects, revealing how her environment heavily affects her artwork.

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CityShapes (My City, My Art)

BY OLIVER SCOTT
@ TWINSTORY ARTISTS' EVENT ON MAR 01, 2016

Oliver Scott is Creative Director of Mercurial Dance. Here he talks about his dance practice in relation to the city in which he makes his work. This presentation was part of a special PK held simultaneously in Volgograd, one of Coventry's twin cities, see twinstory.org.

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How Fashion Saved My Life

BY MARSHA DANZIG
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 23, 2017

Marsha Danzig's presentation from Pecha Kucha Dayton, Volume 30, recorded February 23rd, 2017. At every stage of her life, facing new and different challenges, Marsha found solace in fashion and self-reinvention.

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My Life in Dance

BY JULIE SELTZER
@ VOL 8 ON DEC 13, 2016

Bryant Drew Andrews talks about his upbringing, and how dance was instrumental to his well-being. Drew now shares his passion for dance with communities of the Hudson Valley, NY. 

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My Body is My Instrument : The World According to a Contemporary Dance Artist

BY RACHEL MILLER
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

Rachel Miller gives us a glimpse of what true passion looks like through her eloquent personal history. She helps us experience the lives of professional dancers and continually embraces the thrill and joy that everyday brings.

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Khattaks and Dance: 1550 to date

BY ASFANDYAR ANIS KHATTAK
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

Asfandyar Anis Khattak’s presentation is about the history of the Khattak tribe of Pashtun and the origins of the Khattak dance. How the warriors of the tribe performed it as part of their war preparation. He also speaks about his passion for dance and his fusion of classical Indian dance with the Khattak dance. 

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Kathak Dance – Lost and Redeemed Cultural Heritage

BY RAFIA BON
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

Travel in time to Indian and Mughal history when Kathak dance was at its zenith. The decline and destruction of cultural heritage and Kathak dance during the British colonial rule. To reclamation in the post colonial rule of Indian history and art and its impact and influence on Kathak dance today.