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A Showcase for Creative MOVEment

A Fun-Filled Festival

Joslin Award Recipient: Deserea Taylor

A Trip Through the Record Store

North Country Festival of Trees & Festival Gala

Bucky Dent A Big Hit in the North Country

Congratulations to the Center’s Award Recipients

A Big Buddy Walk

Former Yankees Star Bucky Dent, Celebrating 40th Anniversary of His ‘Big Homer’ at Center’s Lake George Aficionado Evening

Making a Splash— Again!

Following the Yellow Brick Road

Bowl-A-Thon Bonanza

Silver Anniversary Siro’s Cup

Roll into Fall @ Bowl-A-Thon

Prospect Center the Winner in Annual Volleyball Tournament

Creatively Together

Concert for a Cause

With Stars In Their Eyes

25 Years of Siro's Cup

St. Margaret’s Nurse Receives LeadingAge NY Award

Concert for A Cause in Lake George

Million Dollar Beach Volleyball Tournament to Benefit Prospect Center

Langan School Pride on Display

Generosity from JetFest

Special Olympians All

Parade Proceeds Benefit Pool at Prospect Center

A Red Carpet Affair

That Swisher Smile

Parade of Homes to Benefit Center

Former Yankees All-Star Nick Swisher at An Aficionado Experience

Senior Orchestra Shines

Travel by Foot

Creative Dancers

Art on Display

Great Game Night

Delivering on Demo Day 2018

A Tradition Carries On

Congratulations to our 2018 Nurses of Excellence

Conquering Empire!

Painting Fun

Engineering Innovation to Improve Lives

Special 2018 Telethon section


Center for Disability Services

A Trip Through the Record Store

A Trip Through the Record Store was the theme of the ninth performance in the series A Showcase for Creative MOVEment, presented on November 8, at Albany Academy for Girls. The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, Albany Academy for Girls and the Center for Disability Services performed and dancers highlighted many different types of music from swing to show tunes, classical to pop hits.

The program is a collaboration among the three community partners and dancers include students from the Langan School at the Center and adult program participants from the Center, some of whom use MOVE mobility equipment, Center employees, students from the AAG Dance Workshop and members of ESDC’s professional company. MOVE is a model program offered to children and adults at the Center which emphasizes mobility and skills development in every aspect of life for a person who has a disability.

“We are thrilled to host and partake in this program,” said Michael Zabinski, Fine Arts Department Chair at The Albany Academies, who added that the school is looking forward to many more years of the partnership.

“We are pleased to be part of this concept,” said Ellen Sinopoli, founder of ESDC, who explained the preparation which includes eight weeks of workshops to create the choreography, interact with one another and rehearse.

From playing instruments for swing music to dancing through a fabric “snow tunnel” in the Nutcracker’s ‘Waltz of the Snowflakes,’ then creating a galaxy of ‘The Planets,’ for Gustav Holst’s opus and driving across the stage with steering wheel-like hoops during ‘Mustang Sally,’ performers and the audience seemed to thoroughly enjoy the experience. ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ with its pillars of mountains, path of the valley and blue fabric river prompted cheers and the crowd loudly applauded the finale, ‘A Chorus Line.’

“These presentations are made possible in part thanks to donations and grants,” said Anne Schneider Costigan, Deputy Executive Director of Foundation at the Center. “We are so grateful to the Viele family. They have
generously supported music, dance and arts programs for adults at the Center, including our Creative MOVEment initiative as a way to honor their cherished son and brother Brian Viele.”

Percussionist Brian Melick received special thanks for being an asset to rehearsals and performances and bouquets and single blooms were given out to express appreciation to the performers and choreographers.

The first Showcase for Creative MOVEment was presented in November 2014. The unique, first-of-its-kind community partnership demonstrates the joy of dance and movement for self expression which is experienced by dancers of all abilities.



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