Clearcut takes a strong interest in dance for people over 55. We work with Dance SIX-0 in Salisbury and Three Score Dance in Brighton and Hove to support their dancing ambitions with tours, events and classes.
Three Score Dance are currently seeking to commission an international female choreographer who is their peer in age – See the call out here
Signature event: Lifetime 2016
Lifetime took place at The Point on 2 October 2016. It was a day of joy, challenge and some great dance discoveries. Here’s a brief video capturing some of the highlights and thoughts from the day:
And here’s a clip from the H2Dance performance:
We were thrilled that an article written by Hannah Osmond was published in ArtsProfessional – read here about the growing interest in older dance.
“Thank you so much for the splendid day last Sunday at Lifetime. All of us at Three Score Dance really enjoyed the day – the challenging workshops, the thought-provoking discussions, and the performances. Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved at the Point for the warm and caring hospitality. We look forward to working with you again.”
Three Score Dance, Brighton
Lifetime is platform for performance by older people and an opportunity to showcase some of the best community and professional mature work in the South of England alongside debate, exploration and dancing.
Workshops reaching out to the wider 60+ community included workshops led by KJ Mortimer in care homes and residential care settings around the Eastleigh area.
“The residents at Orchard Gardens absolutely loved the dance class and we want more!” Lisa Smirk Customer Relations Manager, Orchard Gardens
- challenge preconceptions about what older people’s dance is and who it is for
- to increase audiences for this work
- raise the profile of older people dancing and making
- inspire older people to choreograph and explore their artistic creativity and make connections across the South
Lifetime is produced by Clearcut in partnership with The Point, Eastleigh and supported by Pavilion Dance South West. The day included workshops with Ros Conlan, Jason Keenan-Smith, KJ Mortimer and Abi Mortimer, , conversations led by Euton Daley MBE and Fergus Early OBE and performances by the four visiting companies and H2 Dance.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of Arts Council England, The Point, Eastleigh, and Pavilion Dance South West. Clearcut is also investing its own resources to make the project happen. We also thank an anonymous private donor for contributing to the event. Photo and film by Matt Bartram.