Creative Ageing and Community Dance Group

THE DEMOCRACY OF DANCE

 

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We are Grand Gestures Dance Collective

Bringing dance as a means of social and political expression. We openly challenge the prevailing view of ageing in this country.

OUR HAPPENINGS

Whether we are seen or unseen is unimportant. What matters is our presence and our witness. Through our happenings we assert that dancing/moving is part of everyday life. 

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OUR PRACTICE

The GGDC model of working is a critical practice that challenges normative conceptions of the older dancer. This practice can itself act as a stimulus to debate about the current orthopraxies of elders dance practice, about the cultural representation of the older dancer, and about what it means to dance in older age.

GGDC was formed by Dance Artist Paula Turner to highlight the artistic qualities of older dancers and especially the culturally disruptive tendencies of their dance work with its questioning of normative conceptions of the older dancer and ‘politely disruptive’ occupations of public space.

 

We respond to environments, to our shifting awareness of who we are and where we are, moment to moment. 

 

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