March 4th

Film/dans/föreläsning Age on Stage International Meeting Point

The elder dancing body is in focus at the seminar Age on stage International Meeting Point. The dancer Charlotta Öfverholm has invited a formidable collection of international and Swedish researchers and performers.

Biljetter & info

Following the success of the festival Fucking Burn It – Age on Stage in 2015:
Welcome to an afternoon with lectures, discussions, film, research results, performance and mingle, all around and about age and stage.

After 25 years they have nothing more to prove. Only the strong longing to be themselves, to mold what means the most – to shake the world wordlessly, bottomless and carefree. And they fucking burn for it!


Lecture: “Ageism and dance” with Sonia York Pryce

Sonia York-Pryce is a Trans Media Artist from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia. BVA, BDM (Hons) PhD Candidate (Ageism and the Mature Dancer)

Lecture: “How to prolong a dancer’s life” with Patrick Rump

Patrick Rump is the founder of GJUUM Movement Progressive, an interdisciplinary team of sports scientists, physiotherapists, sport psychologists, social workers, conditioning coaches and ballet masters who offer the advances of sport science and medicine to the needs of the 21st century dancer.

Performance: “Too much”

A few minutes of living freedom accepting or doubting ageing, the importance of life, with witty political texts in a physical theatre and tragicomical atmosphere. A full evening piece in just 13 min. A collaboration between British based grand diva Wendy Houstoun, 58, and Swedish physical theatre queen Charlotta Öfverholm, 51, both ex DV8 performers.

Film: “Stories”

In September 2016, Charlotta Öfverholm led a workshop at Dansens Hus for seniors over 65. The participants had no previous dance experience and had, prior to retiring, worked in professions ranging from kindergarten teachers to technical engineers. During a week they danced – improvised, learned choreography and created a show based on their own stories. Filmmaker Anders J Larsson documented the workshop. Two researchers at Luleå University of Technology Sweden, Cecilia Ferm-Almqvist and Ninnie Andersson, observed and interpreted the effects of this workshop. Cecilia and Ninnie will show some of the documentation with their research, and Anders will show a second part of the work done with the seniors – a short outtake from a documentary he is making about 6 of the participants.

Pause & Mingle


Performance: POTATO

Icon dancers Ana Laguna, Mats Ek and 4 kg potatoes ends this meeting point with their 7 min long duet POTATO.
Choreography: Mats Ek
Dancer: Ana Laguna, Mats Ek
Music: Georgi Kurtak, Bach-variation
Light design: Jörgen Jansson