This video responds to my motif: vimeo.com/112907186
8 mature dancers from UK and Australia respond to a set of movements choreographed by myself as a student at Laban in 1987. These dancers are part of the primary research for the PhD thesis: Ageism and the Mature Dancer.
They also form part of the creative practice for the PhD: 'Inappropriate Behaviour' - 8 short films of their responses to a set of movements, where the dancers can choose to interpret, ignore, embellish, fragment - the choice is totally individual.
Here dancer Nicholas Minns responds. Trained at Rambert, former soloist with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and dance critic: writingaboutdance.com
soundtrack: Bill Ryan billryanmusic.com - a joy to work with his music again.
The PhD project aims to give the mature dancer "a voice, validity and visibility."