Why its Vitally important to make Sense.
Sense is a work in progress and a collaboration between myself and the Grand Gestures Dance Collective (GGDC). We shared a section of Sense recently as part of Vital - A Celebration Of Dance by older people at Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool http://culture.org.uk/2015/09/vital-a-celebration-of-dance-by-older-people/
The voice of the body, the realm of somatic awareness is our passion ...
In making Sense we have begun to explore the sensual realm. The willingness of the dancers to express this sometimes delicate, intimate work in Liverpool has triggered lots of discussions and possibilities for future collaborations.
GGDC have become increasingly entranced by the expressive and liberating capacity of the body and see it as a political process as well as an artistic one....who gets to dance and what kind of dance is deemed "acceptable", "expected" and "normal" for the older dancer?.
How do funds impact on the kind of dancing that gets made and the contexts that "older" dance is viewed in?
Watch this space.......sense this change.