Pamela Quinn, an accomplished dancer and choreographer, has presented her work on stage in San Francisco, New York and in media worldwide. From her beginnings as a child figure-skater, to her athletic movement style as a professional dancer, Pam was at the height of her career when at age 42, she received the devastating diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease (PD).
At that time, the only available treatment was chemical drugs, but Pam wanted to have a second child, so those were not an option. Determined to find alternative ways to minimize the effects of her PD, she used her dance background to develop a host of other techniques to help her manage her physical deterioration. She has now lived with Parkinson’s for over 25 years and is still able, with medication and her own approach to the disease, to move fairly well. In addition to maintaining herself, she coaches other people with PD, helping them achieve their fullest potential in terms of mobility, independence, and quality of life.
SIGNATURES MOVES invites the viewer into her world of creative desperation and follows her forceful desire to find and create additional treatments for those who suffer from this life-altering condition.