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Ageless Film Screening

Event type: Festival
Ageless 2024 Film Screening (c) Gecko & Elaine Harvey Part of: Ageless Festival 2024

Sat 13 Jul, 10:00am

Tickets: Free admission, booking not required

Event Details

Ageless Film Screening | 10.00am-5.00pm

 

Sit down, relax and enjoy three short films. This eclectic mix of bold, playful and poignant films challenges perceptions of age and showcase the rich and diverse voices and lives of older people.

 

Dancing with Dementia By Elaine Harvey 

Dancing with Dementia is a short dance film, based on an excerpt from the original audio documentary, which aims to animate and reimagine the metaphorical discourse around dementia by asking people affected by the condition to conceive of it as a dance.

Comprised entirely of archived footage of social dancing in early-mid twentieth century UK, the film has been cut and re-combined to create a rhythmic and gestural choreography which is reflective of dementia as a social, relational and embodied phenomenon. 

Credits

Concept & Editing by Elaine Harvey 

Sound Design by Chris Gregory  

 

By the People by We Are Unit 

Working with residents at Latimer House, in the Seven Sisters area of Haringey, this dance film explores the themes of joy, discovery and connection as the residents’ recount their happiest moments in life.  

Artistic Director of We Are Unit, Tom Hobden, worked with residents and dancers over four sessions to choreograph these stories of joy into dance. This film was created to commemorate Alexandra Palace’s 150th anniversary. 

Credits

Artistic director: Tom Hobden 
Fim Director: Alice Underwood 
Dancers: Isis Clunie, Carolyn Bolton 
Producer: Jen Blackwood

 

Still: Exploring the extraordinary within the everyday lives of care home residents.  By Gecko

‘Still’ explores the extraordinary potential within the everyday lives of the residents of Lime Court care home, inspired by their personal stories, experiences and passions. 

Still powerful and proud. Still sensual and strong. Still elegant and energetic. Still a part of us. They are still here.  

‘Still’ is a film story created, produced and directed by acclaimed physical theatre company Gecko, as part of the Artists’ Residencies in Care Homes project in partnership with inter-generational arts charity Magic Me. 

Credits

Created, Facilitated and Performed by  Helen Baggett and Miguel Hernando Torres Umba 

Facilitation and Performance by Vanessa Guevara Flores  

Residents of Lime Court Care Home: Amy Swain, Barbara Rouse, Brenda Christmas, Cis Petersen, David Hughes, Doreen Hewison, Doreen Wells, Gordy Snelling, John Carter, Leanne Knight, Leslie Williams, Margaret Tye, Maria Newberry, Marie Gormley, Mary-Anne Bishop, Nancy Richmond, Ned Harman, Peggy Dudley, Peggy Wallington-Hayes, Robin Sayers, Rosemary Richardson, Sarah Meachen, Sheila Brundle, Sue Moore, Sylvia Sargent, Sylvia Todd, Tommy Sturch, Wenda Money, Zoe Heath 


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Yorkshire Dance is opposite BBC Yorkshire and Leeds Conservatoire. Full access information for Yorkshire Dance is available here.

Yorkshire Dance aims to be an accessible and inclusive place for all. This means you will be welcomed by our staff. We create a ‘braver space’, where you feel able to express yourself in a supportive and empowering way. You will be treated with respect by Yorkshire Dance staff and we expect and encourage everyone at Ageless to do the same. Learn more here.

 

About Ageless Festival

This is a free event as part of Ageless Festival. Taking place at Yorkshire Dance and Leeds City College, this two-day festival reimagines age through dance.

View the full festival programme here.

Yorkshire Dance Ageless Festival 2024

 

Image: Still by Gecko (left) and Dancing with Dementia by Elaine Harvey (right)

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