The Crane Dance Project
More than 1,500 dance artists of the global Parkinson’s community participated in over 140 dance videos that celebrated the beauty and majesty of the iconic crane. These videos were created as part of the PD Crane Dance Project for the 5th World Parkinson Congress (WPC), which was held in Kyoto, Japan in 2019. This project, the first of its kind was envisioned and produced by Clara Kluge, a person living with Parkinson's and an enthusiastic Dance for PD participant. Culminating in over a five hours of dance, the compilation video spanned dance artists from 17 countries around the world.
Through a website created for the project, the Parkinson’s community received an open invitation to submit short videos of crane dances.These dances were very creative, inspirational and uplifting, giving one a sense of hope through dance.
Part of the Crane Dance Project was to develop a living legacy for the dancers who were involved in creating it. Their preserved videos are a sustaining acknowledgement of their creativity and commitment to dance. The Crane Dance Artists were honored through these photos and Individual dance videos seen on this website.
As the WPC prepares for the 6th Congress to be held next year in Barcelona, Spain, July 4-7, 2023, a new dance project is in the works. For a sneak peak, see below.
Short Documentary Film on the Crane Dance Project
This short documentary gives some context of how this project was conceived and the overwhelming positive outcome.
To view all photos, please scroll down to view more. Enjoy the abundance of photos.
Enjoy the great variety of crane dances; each dance video unique, full of passion for dance.