tango for parkinsons

Announcing our 2021 benefit concert Tango for Parkinson’s

Dear Friend of Parasol Arts,

I hope that you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe. Thank you for your continued support of Parasol Arts.

I have been dedicating my attention to ongoing projects, and I would like to share one that I have been excited about for quite some time.

The joy and passion of Argentine Tango have been an enriching pleasure in my life. More than that, however, I have found tango to be therapeutic physically, mentally, and emotionally. Now more then ever, I don’t take this for granted.

Gratitude for dancing has led me to focus on the countless others who have discovered the therapeutic benefits of Argentine Tango, which has been effective in treating depression, anxiety, and, more specifically, Parkinson’s disease. Research has shown that for those with Parkinson’s, Argentine Tango improves balance and mobility. It can also ignite the spirit.

With this in mind, Parasol Arts will present a new concert, Tango for Parkinson’s, in February 2021 at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder. This event is inspired by the Dancers for a Cause concerts of 2019, in which Parasol Arts participated helping to raise $10,000 for Children’s Hospital.

I invite you to mark your calendars now for February 13 and 14, 2021. The performances will raise community awareness of the therapeutic benefits of Argentine Tango, specifically for Parkinson’s, and we have some very special performances and surprises for you. We will feature professional Argentine Tango dancers from Parasol Arts, social dancers from Tango Colorado, and current participants from a Tango for Parkinson’s class in Denver, which is led by Parasol Arts Board Member Deborah Iole, a long time dance therapist. Take a look at her work here.

Please make plans to join us next February, and please contribute to support this important endeavor at any amount that suits your budget.

Even though this event seems like a world away from today, dancing together again gives all hope, and with the performing arts world in disarray, we know standing still will never move us forward.

Thank you, and be well.

Lorita Travaglia
Creative Director