Having gone through juvenile arthritis herself when she was young, dancer and choreographer Kristin Deiss believes that to bring awareness to the disease also means bringing awareness to the faces and the stories behind it.
The Still Moving Workshops are inspiring a contemporary dance piece entitled Still Moving. The evening length work will feature movement born from the movements of the participants, as well as both audio and visual excerpts from the workshops, showing that juvenile arthritis has many faces, many voices, and many stories.
Still Moving aims to re-frame struggles with chronic pain and show that, while experiencing pain may not be our choice, we do not have to choose to suffer. The dance will confirm that these children’s stories, their experiences, their voices, and those of children everywhere affected by juvenile arthritis, are important. When finished, the piece will be performed to raise awareness and funds for juvenile arthritis.