Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup presents The Moving Memory project: ONLY NOW
Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup presents the 2nd Edition of The Moving Memory project: ONLY NOW on Thursday, April 20 at 7:30pm at The Broadway Presbyterian Church, 601 W. 114th Street New York, NYC.
Launched in 2019, The Moving Memory Project embodies its founders’ vision of bringing together artists, caregivers, and seniors to create a community of care surrounding issues connected to memory loss and destigmatizing the diagnosis of dementia, with the ultimate goal of raising awareness to increase funding until a cure is found. “Works like this can help the world think and talk about Alzheimer’s in important new ways” says co-producer David Shenk, whose writings on Alzheimer’s and dementia garnered him international acclaim as an authority on the subject.
The program consists of: Dancers for a Variable Population, during which 2 teaching artists lead a 20-minute dance session for attendees; DEA Work-in-Progress, Choreographed by Stefanie Nelson and Maya Orchin; a Moderated Post-Performance Discussion by David Shenk; a reception; and live Jazz Music by musicians from the Manhattan School of Music and Dance Party.
Stefanie Nelson founded and directs Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup, a contemporary performance group based in NYC, and Dance Italia, an international summer dance program in Lucca, Italy. She approaches her work intuitively, distilling deeply personal ideas into highly kinetic, expressive, and provocative works rooted in cross-media collaboration with artists working in music, video, and visual arts. Her work has been described as ‘instinctual, untamed, and edgy’.
Maya Orchin is a choreographer and movement director based in New York. She has had her work presented internationally in Canada, Poland, Italy, Germany, Russia, Israel and throughout the United States. She has had artistic residencies at PAF (France) and S.P.A.M. (Italy). Maya was a choreographer and performer in the live podcast tour of ‘Israel Story’ that toured all over the U.S. and Israel.
Dances For A Variable Population, Inc. (DVP) founded by Naomi Goldberg Haas, Artistic Director, is a multigenerational dance company and educational organization committed to promoting strong and creative movement among older adults of all abilities, enabling them to build creativity, improve their mental and physical health, strengthen social connections and enhance their quality of life. They serve over 2,500 older adults throughout NYC annually with classes and performances.
David Shenk is the award-winning and national bestselling author of six books, including The Genius in All of Us, The Forgetting, Data Smog, and The Immortal Game. He is a popular lecturer, a short-film director/producer, and a contributor to National Geographic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, NPR, BBC and many others. PBS’s “The Forgetting,” inspired by Shenk’s book, won an Emmy in 2004. Shenk has advised the President’s Council on Bioethics on dementia-related issues, served as a Senior Advisor to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, and is the Creator/Executive Producer of the “Living with Alzheimer’s” film project. Shenk lives in Brooklyn.
Tickets to The Moving Memory project: ONLY NOW are free, though donations are encouraged. Advance reservations are requested here