March 15, 2007
Finding New Life through Movement
By: Dawn Fallik, Neurology Now
How a modern dance company helps Parkinson's disease patients loosen tight joints and lift spirits
A lawyer, a social worker, and a teacher walk into a sunshine-filled studio, and break out into a grapevine to the sounds of "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets." It sounds almost like the beginning of a joke, but Carroll Neesemann isn't laughing. Ever since Parkinson's disease affected his career in litigation more than a decade ago, he's found new life as a dancer where on a Brooklyn corner.