Friday, April 12, 2013
The Bergen Performing Arts Center, which is bringing its Music Speaks program to Fair Lawn in May, will offer a free trial class on April 24 at Life Movement Spirit and Dance Center on Saddle River Road.
An interactive early childhood music class for infants, toddlers and preschool-age children is coming to Fair Lawn. The Northern New Jersey non-profit performing arts center bergenPAC will begin offering its Music Speaks class at the Life Movement Spirit and Dance Center on Saddle River Road next month. Music Speaks, a music and movement program that caters to children from ages 2 months to 4 1/2 years, aims to allow children and their parents to discover music through a mixture of traditional and contemporary songs from around the world. The 45-minute classes introduce children to chants, finger plays and movements using a variety of age appropriate musical instruments. The eight-week spring session begins May 1 and all enrolled …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Nissimov, whom Patch profiled last May, lost her nearly two-year battle with adrenal cancer on Jan. 25.
Sigi Nissimov, a professional bellydancer who owned the Life Movement Spirit and Dance Center on Saddle River Road, died Jan. 25 after a nearly two-year battle with adrenal cancer. She was 43. Nissimov, whose fundraising efforts Patch profiled last May, turned to alternative medicine in August 2011, rather than pursue non-curative exploratory surgery or additional chemotherapy after doctors gave her only a few months to live. Her alternative lifestyle, which involved eating only organic foods, having a biochemist monitor her blood levels, consulting with a Chinese doctor on her intake of herbal medicines and spending an hour each day in an infrared sauna, sustained her for nearly 18 months. "Maybe I’m brave, maybe I’m stupid, but it doesn’…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
When doctors told Fair Lawn dance center owner Sigi Nissimov that she had only a few months to live last fall, she turned her back on traditional modern medicine. Eight months later, she's found a decidedly 21st Century way to fund her battle.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Rather than give up after learning last August that her adrenal cancer had returned and that she likely had only a few months to live, Sigi Nissimov used the opportunity to regain control of her life. With radiation out of the question due to the extent of her tumors, specialists suggested Nissimov consider exploratory surgery and more rounds of chemotherapy -- although neither option was considered curative. At best, the treatments might extend her life by a few months, doctors told her. “At that point I decided I won’t do any more Western medicine,” Nissimov said. “I decided to take control and do research. I discovered a world that offered me so many alternative ways.” For the past eight months, the 42-year-old professional belly dancer…