4 March


Welcome to the seminar evening Age on stage organised alongside the performance Survival kit. Enjoy discussions, films and lectures on the body, dance and ageing. The evening ends with the performance Potatoes by and with Mats Ek and Ana Laguna.


Performance: Too much

"A few minutes of living freedom accepting or doubting ageing". A full evening of just 13 minutes with dancer Charlotta Öfverholm and choreography by British grand diva dancer Wendy Houstoun.

Lecture: Sonia York Pryce

Dance scholar from Griffith University, Australia, Sonia York Pryce presents her new thesis 'Ageism and the mature dancer'.

Lecture: Patrick Rump

Patrick Rump, researcher at GJUUM Movement Progressive London, speaks under the title: 'The body, injuries and career extension'.

Pre-reading: cecilia ferm ahlqvist & ninnie andersson

Cecilia Ferm Almqvist and Ninnie Andersson, researchers from Luleå University of Technology, about their research on age and dance.

Film: Stories

by Anders J Larsson.


Photo: Lesley Leslie Spikes

Performance: POTATIS

Ana Laguna, Mats Ek and 4kg of potatoes to round off the end of the year. Age on Stage International Meeting Point with their seven-minute duet POTATIS.

Choreography: Mats Ek
Dancers: Ana Laguna, Mats Ek
Music: Georgi Kurtak, Bach variation
Light: Jörgen Jansson

Facts Age on stage 
Age on stage is the Swedish part of the European project "Dance on, Pass on, Dream on" which involves nine dance institutions in eight EU countries. The project is about questioning the dance field's norms about bodies and age. It also includes creating productions for dancers over 45, workshops for people over 65 and organising seminars.

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