Charity of the week
In 1980, dancer and choreographer Mark Morris founded the Mark Morris Dance Group (markmorrisdancegroup.org), bringing ambitious performances with dancers of sheer talent onto New York’s and Seattle’s stages. Besides enriching audiences in theaters worldwide, MMDG is committed to serving the community and making dance accessible to people of all backgrounds, levels, and ages. Based in Brooklyn, MMDG runs a year-round dance school for children and teens and a dance center that offers classes to people with mental and visual disabilities. The charity also spearheads a program called Dance for PD, helping those with Parkinson’s disease gain coordination, balance, and strength through dance.
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