Parkinson-Themed Ballet Hopeful Despite Flaws

Bodiography Contemporary Ballet Company – Left Leg, Right Brain (The Frank Ferraro Story) Byham Theater Pittsburgh, PA February 21, 2014 By Steve Sucato Pittsburgh multimedia artist Frank Ferraro once said of living with Parkinson’s disease: “I imagine life not as a long road of misery, but the shortest distance to happiness.” In her ballet, Left Leg, Right Brain (The Frank Ferraro Story), director/choreographer Maria Caruso … Continue reading Parkinson-Themed Ballet Hopeful Despite Flaws

New ballet explores one man’s struggle with Parkinson’s disease

By Steve Sucato Bodiography Contemporary Ballet Company‘s ongoing dedication to medical-themed dances may yet earn it a new moniker: “Bodiography, M.D.” Artistic director Maria Caruso’s penchant for evening-length ballets exploring health issues has carved out a niche for the company on the regional dance scene. It’s also helped raise awareness on subjects such as heart health, regenerative medicine and coping with loss. In works like 2010’s Heart (Function … Continue reading New ballet explores one man’s struggle with Parkinson’s disease