This week I gave a lecture at Middlesex University to the 1st year dance students on the topic of dance and the older person. I brought with me six dancers from Sadler’s Wells’ Company of Elders who took part in the lecture and had a chance to dance with the young students. It was great to see how dance has the potential to bring people of different ages and backgrounds together and create the opportunity for all to take part and enjoy the same activity. I mostly enjoyed the fun and laughter from all and the regression to childhood through playfulness and movement. I was impressed by how articulate the students were and how they were willing to reconsider who dance is for.
Enjoy the pictures below I think they capture the essence of the whole day!