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Join us for our Ageless, a 2-day festival,as part of our Encounters series, re-imagining age through dance. Come along and join crowd a of inspiring dance artists from Friday 25 - Saturday 26 October, 2019.

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About Ageless

Dance is universal. Dance transcends age.

Ageless is a 2 day festival featuring a wide range of artists, film-makers and speakers who are reimagining age through dance. Fourth in the series of our Encounters Festivals, Ageless encapsulates and celebrates local, national and international work including the work that Yorkshire Dance has developed with older people in Leeds and across Yorkshire over the last decade. You can download the brochure or book tickets. 


With a growing ageing population, this festival is driven by a desire to shine a light on this timely and exciting area of dance and research. We’re working with festival partners and key stakeholders across the dance, health and wellbeing sectors to ensure that Ageless encompasses the learning and principals of a conference, but also enables audiences to engage in performances, workshops and the artistic output of dance  with older people.

Split across three venues in the newly redeveloped Quarry Hill area of Leeds, Ageless will feature an eclectic mix of insightful, intimate conversations, exhilarating and exciting workshops and vibrant performance, including groundbreaking UK premieres.

The line up includes:

  • Robbie Synge and his Ensemble who return to Yorkshire Dance following their performance at our first Encounters Festival,
  • Award-winning choreographer and installation artist Riccardo Buscarini.
  • Liz Aggiss, a multidisciplinary performer, choreographer, film-maker and writer.
  • Alan Lydiard and members of his performance Ensemble including Namron, Dance Artist and co-founder of London Contemporary Dance Theatre
  • Professional dancer and choreographer and instigator of ‘Older and Reckless’, Claudia Moore.

The festival will have workshops and classes available on both days and there will be light refreshments as well as tea and coffee on offer.

Ageless is for anyone with a curiosity about dance and age. An exhilarating celebration featuring joy, dynamism and movement, this festival invites you into the heart of discussions, performances and workshops that shine a light on dance and age.



Booking Information

Festival passes are offered at the following rates:

  • Organisation
  • Freelance/Individual
  • Concession

Early bird festival passes are now on sale and give you access to all the events happening across both days of the festival. All early bird festival passes give you priority booking for the workshops, talks, classes and performances that best suit your interests.

Within two weeks of booking a festival pass, you will be contacted by email and asked to book onto individual events via an online form. There are limited spaces for all events, so we encourage you to book as soon as soon as you receive the form.

We would encourage attendees to take advantage of the early bird offer, available for a limited time only.

At Yorkshire Dance, we’re committed to making our work affordable for everyone. With that in mind, there will also be a Pay as You Feel option available for some events. More details about these Pay As You Feel events will be announced on Tuesday 1st October.

All donations to Pay As You Feel go directly to paying our performers, artists and technicians. If you would to make a payment online you can do so here. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

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