By Christopher Cussat
Left Leg, Right Brain (The Frank Ferraro Story) is the newest and perhaps most powerful modern ballet yet to be presented by Bodiography Contemporary Ballet. Written and choreographed by Bodiography Artistic Director, Maria Caruso, the premieres of Left Leg, Right Brain (The Frank Ferraro Story) will be performed at the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh on two nights, February 21 and 22, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.
Bodiography’s long history of partnering with patients is continued with this original piece that highlights the struggle and the daily victory of people overcoming adversity—particularly those living with Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s causes many physical manifestations including episodes of freezing, being unable to move, stiffness, rigidity, and falls. Dance has recently been utilized to help Parkinson’s patients maintain a sense of balance and freer movement.
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