People Dancing - Room for us all on the dance floor
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"We were invited at the recent Leap Dance Festival in Liverpool to take part in a panel discussion about the nature of older dance, with the general discussion being “Creativity versus Activity”. What is it about performing/making dance that keeps older people engaged, active and involved in meaningful ways and that enhances their well-being as a consequence?
It was a very fruitful discussion, with a delightful panel who considered the content and context of dance for older people. One member of the audience felt strongly that, in presenting dance, we should always consider who the audience is, what the audience likes and what the audience expects and wants to see... and then to provide this. To do otherwise, she said, is to be “self-indulgent”. This interestingly is the total antithesis of the GGDC approach, not only to dancing but to life!"