Looking for location for classes
BRATTLEBORO - Access to circus arts is expanding this year as the New England Center for Circus Arts takes on fiscal agency for the Parkinson’s Disorder Pantomime project, created and run by legendary mime and founder of Circus Smirkus, Rob Mermin.
When Mermin was diagnosed with PD in 2014, he decided to integrate this diagnosis into his movement career by founding the Parkinson’s Pantomime project and approached NECCA for support. As the leading circus nonprofit in the region, NECCA’s mission of providing circus arts to a diverse group of individuals aligns naturally with the Parkinson’s Pantomime project goals. Mermin is applying the principles of pantomime to counteract the symptoms of the movement disorder and teaching classes to help others with PD through his techniques.
NECCA and Mermin are searching for a Brattleboro location to give movement classes once per week for people in the area who have PD. The program requires a quiet private space for participants, away from any other traffic or programming so that participants can focus on the class and each other. To offer a location and to join classes email Mermin at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.robmermin.com.