Dance for Parkinsons at The Royal Albert Hall



I was invited by English National Ballet to facilitate another drawing and dance workshop for the Dance for Parkinsons project, following a wonderful couple of events last year. This year the workshop incorporated the repertoire of Swan Lake, the show ‘in the round’ at the Royal Albert Hall. Responding to the live piano and using paint pens on a 10 metres length of fabric, the participants were invited to first make feathery marks and wing forms for the swans, then watery marks for the lake and finally create a dramatic mood for the black swan. The painted fabric was then used for the movement part of the day, working with a choreographer.

I was amazed at how fluidly and confidently the participants worked on the cloth and the resulting artwork is on display at ENB’s HQ on London City Island