Free Flowing is the project that Palazzo Strozzi is devoting to inclusion, in conjunction with Dance Well – movement and research for Parkinson’s.
The scheme got off the ground in autumn 2018 thanks to interaction with the experience built up by the Parkinson’s Centre at the Villa Margherita (Kos Care) in Vicenza and in the city of Bassano del Grappa. Following initial experimentation in autumn 2018, the project is now a regular feature of Palazzo Strozzi Education programme.
During each exhibition, a cycle of encounters is steered by a museum educator and a dance teacher to create a significant experience and enable participants to relate to art through bodily expression. Participants are invited to experiment with different ways of interacting with the exhibition spaces and with the works on display in the rooms, using the language of words, movement and dance.
The works of art provide the starting point for a physical and emotional experience in the course of which people are encouraged to observe, to feel and to listen to one another and to themselves. The initiative has been made possible by, and been developed in dialogue with, the Fresco Parkinson Institute, a renowned international centre for care and research into Parkinson’s disease and mobility-related conditions.
During We Rise by Lifting Others, Free flowing takes part in the participatory workshops by Marinella Senatore.