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Celebrating Participation

Event type: Festival
Ageless 2024_ Celebrating Participation (c) Jo Lee, Tim Brunswick and David Wilson Clarke Part of: Ageless Festival 2024

Fri 12 Jul, 4:45pm

Pay What You Can

Venue: Leeds City College Theatre

Playhouse Square,

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Celebrating Participation | 4.45-6.00pm


This triple bill, unites and celebrates the creativity of older adults in the North with works created by community dance companies from Leeds, Sheffield and Liverpool.

Crossing the Bar by Men!Dancing!  

Crossing the Bar considers what it is to be human. From creation and formation of cells, organs and consciousness to the inevitably of our own Mortality. Inspired by Tennyson’s poem of the same name the dancers swarm together in Unity at the point of existence.  

Men!Dancing! are a dedicated and passionate community of men, aged 50+, who have found and share an interest in dance and creative expression.  

Footsteps In The Dust by The Performance Ensemble 

What would you take with you if you had minutes to leave your home? 

Inspired by witnessing walls that divide borders and people, the Performance Ensemble’s latest work explores migration and journeys through life.  

Bringing together professional and community dancers aged 60 and over,  Footsteps In The Dust presents images of loss, migration and incarceration. Choreographed by renowned artist Tamara McLorg with direction from original member of Phoenix Dance Theatre, Villmore James.   

The Fallen by Third Bite Dance 

The Fallen is a new performance work presented by Third Bite Dance. From falling in love to falling from grace. Falling into desire to falling victim to rage when our bodies fail us. With a cast of twelve older adult bodies on stage, this live performance captures the intense spectrum of human emotion exposing the often hidden anger, passion and intimacy inherent in growing older. Through movement, spoken word and imagery, the work will present the visceral embodied experiences of ageing. 


Find us and access

The entrance to Leeds City College is opposite Leeds Playhouse. The College is fully accessible. Full access information for Leeds City College 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 Pay What You Can

At Yorkshire Dance, we’re committed to making our work affordable for everyone so all our events are Pay What You Can. When booking you can either click on the full price of  £12.00 or you can enter your own amount. If you cannot afford to pay anything you are very welcome to attend simply enter £0 as you checkout.

Once you have booked your ticket your name is added to our register. Just head to the welcome desk at Leeds City College at least 10 minutes before your event to sign in.


About Ageless Festival

This is a Pay What You Can 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

Images: The Performance Ensemble © Jo Lee (Left), Men!Dancing! © Tim Brunswick (Top right), Third Bite Dance © David Wilson Clark

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