Performing Medicine Festival

Header for Performing Medicine FestivalOon April 5, 2014, our spring festival, Performing Medicine, explored the interrelationships of medicine, health, and the performing arts with a day-long festival of actors, dancers, doctors, and musicians.

Performers included Dr. Richard Kogan with a musical performance and lecture on creative genius and psychiatric illness; Brian Lobel on his comedic adventures as a cancer patient; Parkinson’s coach and dancer Pamela Quinn on reading bodies; David Leventhal with DANCE FOR PD® from Mark Morris Dance Group/Brooklyn Parkinson Group; and Mount Sinai’s Academy for Medicine and the Humanities on the art of listening. Dr. Danielle Ofri leads a panel discussion, and musicians from Weill Cornell’s Music and Medicine Initiative, provide musical interludes.

Throughout the day we offered guided behind-the-scenes tours, an opportunity to get an introduction to our Coller Rare Book Reading Room and Gladys Brooks Book & Paper Conservation Laboratory.

When: Saturday, April 5, 2014 • 11 am to 6 pm • Full schedule here.
Where: NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, 1216 Fifth Ave. at 103rd ST., NY, 10029. More location details here.
Skeleton Musicians from Jacques Gamelin

Our performing skeletons come from Table 10, Jacques Gamelin, Nouveau recueil d’ostéologie et de myologie dessiné d’après nature: pour l’utilité des sciences et des arts, Toulouse, 1779, NYAM Library.

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