Presented by DanceEast and EncoreEast
Tuesday 26 February 11.00am ' 6.30pm (Performance for friends and family at 5.30pm)
A day of workshops performances and debates for older dancers, along with artists, practitioners and choreographers working with dancers over 50.
The day will celebrate and explore issues such as the nature of artistry, its relationship to the older performer, and how it can be taught and learned. It will challenge assumptions about what older dancers can bring to dance, how they want to be represented in performance, how they can dance and what they can dance about.
Hosted by DanceEast and its performance company EncoreEast, the day will focus on the voice and experiences of the older dancer. It will feature guest speaker, Betsy Gregory, a wide range of workshops, and invited performance companies (listed below) who will share their work at the end of the day.
Damn Fine Dance Company
Counterpoint Dance Company
Mosaic Performance Group
Debbie Watkins Jones Dance Company
Mary Davies Duet
DanceEast Associate Artist, Joseph Toonga
The Hiccup Project ' Cristina MacKerron & Chess Dillon-Reams
DanceEast Core Tutor Mary Davies
Chair: Margaret Williamson ' EncoreEast dancer
Laura McGill ' Mosaic Group Leader and practitioner working in the Eastern Region
Jackie Richards ' Damn Fine Dance Company representative
Jason Keenan-Smith ' Artistic Director Three Score Dance Company