Third Half Theatre in association with social enterprise Movement Mantra proudly presents Still Dancing, an original theatre production to raise awareness about Parkinson’s Disease (PD) in the UAE.
Based on a true story, the play is an attempt to humanize PD and show the real-life issues and challenges faced by people with PD and their families. It is an attempt to sensitize the general public, dissolve the stigma associated with PD and create awareness on the possible interventions available for people afflicted with the condition in the UAE.
The story follows a family's history. While our focus has been on Parkinson's, we thought it just as important to highlight the effect of the condition on the caregivers and the immediate family as well. At its heart, it is a story of any family, really. The specific details and struggles may vary, but we all go through the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows that reaffirm our faith in family values.
Movement Mantra uses dance as a tool to motivate PD heroes to be more active and take control of their condition. We thus have a deeply personal play, and an expression of the emotions associated with the play through dance, music, and poetry as well. Brought to you by a cast selected from an open audition and a team featuring Dubai’s multicultural talent, Still Dancing is a portrayal of the struggles and triumphs of the human spirit.
The play will be staged at The Junction, Al Serkal Avenue on Friday the 12th of April 7:30 pm, and Saturday the 13th of April 2019 at 3:30 and 7:30 pm to support our effort in raising PD awareness. Tickets available on Platinumlist and directly at the venue.
The theme of this year is to #StartAConversation. We hope the play not only raises awareness on PD but also moves the audience to start their own conversations about the condition, and movement in general. We could all benefit greatly from the simple act of making movement our mantra.
See you there!