Elixir Festival — The Art of Age Conference

15 Sep 2014

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Rosebery Room

Mezzanine level, Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN


The Art of Age Conference will feature contributions from artists, choreographers and leaders in culture, health and performance research. The morning session will focus on dance and well-being, while the afternoon will examine the artistic perspective, followed by a performance from the Company of Elders in the Lilian Baylis Studio.

Introduced by Baroness Blackstone, the conference will discuss:

The value of life long creativity and engagement in dance.

Speakers include:
Age UK; Emma Spragg and Jane Chambers
Professor Stephen Harridge, Professor of Human and Applied Physiology at King’s College London
Sheila Dickie, Company of Elders
Kiki Gale, English National Ballet and Dr. Sara Houston, Roehampton University (Dance for Parkinsons)
Diane Amans, Artist amd Author
Clare Guss-West B. Hum, M.A. RAD RTS, Practitioner in Dance and Holistic Health

Growing old, performing bold.

Mark Edward, Senior Lecturer in Performance, Edge Hill University

Cultural models of dance and age.

Speakers include:
‘H’ Patten, Dancer and Choreographer
Chitra Sundaram, Dance Theatre Artist

The imprint of knowledge on a powerful present.

Speakers include:
Christopher Bannerman, Kenneth Tharp, Anne Donnelly and Brian Bertscher Pascal Merighi and Dominique Mercy

The conference is open to anyone interested in lifelong creativity: arts managers, artists, teachers, participants, education workers and all working with older people. For more information about the conference please contact lucy.clarke@sadlerswells.com

Part of Elixir Festival

 Watch interviews with the dancers taking part in the Elixir Festival

Rosebery Room

Mezzanine level, Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN

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