This seminar focuses on the process, outcomes and reflections of a workshop series carried out with 15 women all over the age of 75 who reflected on the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the Russian occupation of Berlin from 1949 to 1989. This workshop series was an intimate one and took place in the participants' homes, allowing space for sensitive reflection of often personally harrowing histories. These case studies were individualised and explored personal embodiment of the body as an archive.
Dr Beatrice Jarvis is an urban space creative facilitator, choreographer and researcher, and founder of the Urban Research Forum and The Living Collective. As a dance artist, she works in Romania, Gaza, Berlin, Germany and Northern Ireland to generate large-scale and site specific choreographic works to explore the social power and potential of embodied movement practices.
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This forms part of a series of seminars held by the University's cross-college, interdisciplinary research cluster focusing on themes around arts and health, social gerontology and dementia, an initiative of our Arts & Health Centre of Excellence.
For more information about other seminars in the series, please click on the links online or email firstname.lastname@example.org :
- Sing to Beat Parkinson's
- Creative Ageing: Has our time come?
- Dogs and the Elderly
- New technologies & the active ageing
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For more information about the Creative Ageing Research Cluster, please email Emily Bradfield email@example.com