A neurologist and two movement artists explore the art of movement through the lenses of motor neurone disease and neck break.
1. In 8 Movements (3:14)
One day Cellist Michael Bailey noticed he wasn’t holding his bow properly. Some years earlier Debbie Graham broke her neck diving into a pool.
3. The Mummy (5:00)
Michael describes how Motor Neurone Disease leaves him feeling like an Egyptian Mummy, helplessy buried alive.
4. The Robot Hand (1:47)
How electrodes implanted in the muscles of her left wrist and hand gave Debbie hand movement back via a shrug of the shoulder
5. Still Lives (6:41)
What is it like to have stillness imposed on you, when you feel you’ve got to move but you can’t?
6. The Fork (2:13)
How implanted electrodes wired to a computer on the back of her wheelchair enabled Debbie to pick up and use a fork.
7. Hand Games (2:50)
Andrew mimes playing a micro cello for Michael and shares a lyrical hand dance with Debbie.