2 Jun


The dancer Charlotta Öfverholm has invited an impressive collection of international and Swedish researchers and dancers to take over Lilla scen. An afternoon of lectures, discussions, film screenings, performances and mingling.


12:00-12:30 Anders J.Larsson - Filmmakers premiering the new documentary; I just want to dance, where he followed 22 remarkable people aged 68-85 who rehearsed and created the work. STORIESand about their feelings and reflections on their own bodies and minds in contact with dance.

12:30-12:45 Question time

12:45-13:05 Joce Giles - Artistic Director of the Elixir Festival at Sadler's Wells in London, will talk about the festival that celebrates lifelong creativity and highlights the value of older dancers.

13:05-13:20 Question time

13:30-13:45 Christopher Roman - Former director of The Forsythe Company and Dance On Ensemble, will talk about his visions and hopes as an older dancer and what his plans for this are. It is about responsibility, for our bodies, collaborations, the field, etc.

13:45-14:00 Question time

14:00-14:15 Moderators Ninna Riddarström and Staffan Sörenson presents the Age on Stage website together with Cecilia Ferm-Almqvist and Ninnie Andersson. Researchers at Luleå University of Technology presenting their results and observations from workshops for people 65+.

14:15-14:45 Mingle with snacks

14:45-15:30 Liz Aggiss - The extraordinary dancer will perform parts of his work. SLAP and TICKLE.

15:30-16:00 Closure

Charlotta Öfverholm - Artistic Director of Age on Stage and Compagnie Jus de la Vie, will host the festival and offer a surprise.

Download the full programme and read more about the participants here:

Age on Stage IMP 2018

About the choreographers

Liz Aggiss

Liz Aggiss (UK) is a live performer, dancer, choreographer and dance film maker with a long experience in the industry. Her work is framed by extensive contextual research that considers and utilises the personal and historical as reference. Her performances are distinctive and include text, film and humour. Liz explores and challenges boundaries in dance with a focus on gender politics and the representation of women.

In 2017, Liz was awarded the Total Theatre Award for her Slap and Tickle, from which she shows excerpts during the festival at Dansens Hus.

Charlotta öfverholm

Charlotta Öfverholm started her company Jus de la Vie in 1995 and has created more than 25 productions that have toured the world. Her work is described as physical dance theatre with depth, irony, brutality and humour.


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