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Pamela Quinn: Signature Moves

A professional dancer embraces a degenerative condition redefining herself and therapeutic medicine.

Overview

Genre
Portrait, Personal Doc, Science, Human Interest, and Arts
Synopsis

At age 42, dancer and choreographer, Pamela Quinn was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Her doctor advised her to stop dancing and exercising for fear of injury. She did the exact opposite and at age 63 is now a world-renowned authority on movement therapy for Parkinson’s.

Five years ago, at age 44, designer-filmmaker Kenneth Shaw was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and is now developing documentary portraits of artists with movement disorders. Collaborating with Pam, Ken is assembling interviews, photos and video of performances to tell her story.

Starting with Pamela Quinn: Signature Moves, Ken intends to launch a series of 30-minute documentaries focused on different artists with movement disorders and how one’s physical challenges can cement their resolve to create, connect and contribute. These documentaries will give voice to those who struggle to speak, but have a lot to say.

Stage
in production

Credits

  • Ken Shaw ... Director, Producer, Editor

Production Details

Country
United States
Years of Production
2018
Locations
Brooklyn, Manhattan

Distribution Details

Language
English

Photos

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