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Elixir Extracts 2022Programme A

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A mature woman with strands of blonde hair falling over her face wears a tight, halterneck dress, one bare muscular arm extended to the side, palm open. She’s bathed in red light, her head lifted with a resolute expression.

Elixir Extracts 2022 is our mini festival that celebrates creative ageing and presents a range of performances by mature performers. The festival includes performances by acclaimed professional artists along with the opportunity for non-professional dancers to showcase their work.

Elixir Extracts 2022 opens with an evening of solo works from internationally recognised artists who challenge perceptions about dance and age. The evening will include short works by the UK’s Liz Aggiss and Charlotta Öfverholm from Sweden.

Lucky – Charlotta Öfverholm
She is longing for happiness, to die young, to live forever, or just in the moment. Dancing and laughing in a tragicomical landscape and letting the audience shine in the spotlight. “A technically drilled primal force that gives us hands-on perspective of life”.

A piece about sustainability in the sense that “the grass is not greener on the other side”, honouring the experiences and maturity to refine life on earth.

Dance, circus, text and music create a performance that questions, accepts and celebrates life and what might follow.

Watch the trailer here

Crone Alone – Liz Aggiss
Liz Aggiss, ‘enfant terrible’ of the bus pass generation, and grand dame of anarchic dance is pondering on her past glories and catastrophes. She has decided to reinvent herself as a performance poet whilst embracing her inner crone as the ideal incarnation of herself, unruly, wise, fearsome, and just a bit gobby.

Elixir Extracts 2022 – Workshops and Talks
The Elixir Festival also features workshops and talks for older dancers from all backgrounds, professional and non-professional. Click here for details and bookings.

Image description: A mature woman with strands of blonde hair falling over her face wears a tight, halterneck dress, one bare muscular arm extended to the side, palm open. She’s bathed in red light, her head lifted with a resolute expression.

Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union as part of DANCE ON, PASS ON, DREAM ON.

Header image © Håkan Larsson

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