A Film Screening In Support of BMD’s Dance for PD Program.
Tuesday, May 24
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
3185 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
Tickets: $30 in advance; $40 at the door. Buy now!
Featuring Capturing Grace, a remarkable documentary about dancing with Parkinson’s Disease by filmmaker Dave Iverson.
Please join BMD for this one-hour film with special guest speaker David Leventhal, Program Director of Dance for PD at Mark Morris Dance Group, and help support BMD’s Dance for PD program throughout the region.
6:00pm – Eat, drink, and be merry! Tasty treats provided by Clarendon Ballroom
7:00pm – Film viewing and discussion with David Leventhal and Lucy Bowen McCauley
8:00pm – Dancing, desserts, and live music with local musician, Taylor Carson
“Dave Iverson is a masterful storyteller…Capturing Grace is a poignant reflection on the strength and resilience of the human spirit.”
— Michael J. Fox
Special Thanks to Event Sponsors: Virginia McGehee Friend & Baker Tilley
About Capturing Grace:
Directed by Dave Iverson
“It seems like two separate realms. One is occupied by acclaimed dancers from Brooklyn’s world renowned Mark Morris Dance Group, the other by people with Parkinson’s disease. CAPTURING GRACE is about what happens when those two worlds intersect. Filmed over the course of a year, Dave Iverson’s remarkable documentary reveals the hopes, fears, and triumphs of this newly forged community as they work together to create a unique, life-changing performance.
It’s a story filled with compelling moments and enduring characters who demonstrate the transformative power of art and the strength of the human spirit…and in so doing rediscover the meaning of grace.”
About Dave Iverson:
“For me, it’s also a personal story. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s eight years ago, the third member of my family to receive that news. This is a film about rediscovery, the rediscovery of a lighter step and the sweetness of motion. And it’s a story about a remarkable community of dancers–some professional, some not–but all coming together to move in space…and in doing so, rediscovering grace. And it is in that rediscovery that each becomes whole.” – Dave Iverson, filmmaker and director
To learn more about Capturing Grace, Dave Iverson, and the entire filmmaking team, click here.
About David Leventhal:
David Leventhal was a member of the Mark Morris Dance Group from 1997-2010. During that time, he appeared in more than 40 of Mark Morris’ dances, and performed principal roles in The Hard Nut, L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, on Motifs of Shakespeare. David is Program Director and one of the founding teachers of MMDG’s Dance for PD® program, a collaboration with the Brooklyn Parkinson Group that offers weekly classes for people with Parkinson’s at the Mark Morris Dance Center, fosters similar classes in more than 100 communities in nine countries around the world, and presents regular training workshops for teachers interested in leading Dance for PD® classes.
To learn more about David Leventhal, click here.