The Aging Body IV | Working Conference Dance & the Eldery: Quality of Life and the Role of Dance
In The Aging Body different approaches are used to reflect on dance in relation to the aging body. During the Festival there are various moments to get to know more about this relevant subject.
What is the impact of dance on the quality of life of the elderly? Dance initiatives are increasingly more visible in the social domain and explore the potential to implement the power of dance here. This working conference offers a platform to a number of initiatives to present themselves, after which we will exchange knowledge and information and debate a selection of topics.
The Aging Body is part of Dance On, Pass On, Dream On.
Dance On, Pass On, Dream On is a large-scale co-operation project developed by nine distinctive dance institutions from eight countries to address ageism in the dancesector and in society. Led by Berlin-based non-profit cultural agency DIEHL+RITTER, the partners are Belgrade Dance Festival, Codarts Rotterdam (University of the Arts), Belgian choreographer Jan Martens company GRIP, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Holland Dance Festival, the Swedish Dance Company Jus de la Vie, Nomad Dance Academy Slovenia and Sadler’s Wells.
The partnership, with its organizational expertise and Europe-wide network of performance venues, festivals and educational institutions, will make a difference: instead of continuing to ignore and sideline older dancers and older bodies in general, it showcases and celebrates the richness of age and experience – on stage and in society. Dance On, Pass On, Dream On runs from June 2016 to May 2019 and is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.