We believe that dance can make a massive impact on physical and mental wellbeing, no matter what age you are.
Life Circles is a new project and a new partnership between Take Art Dance and Core Dance, with a focus on engaging the frail elderly in movement, dance and imaginative play. It will start this autumn and run for two years, with the ambition of supporting the lifelong creativity of older people in eight residential settings in Somerset, Devon and Dorset.
The artists will also work alongside a filmmaker to produce a dance training film, documenting how movement can help older people value their experiences, remain playful and continue to be creative and imaginative.
These clips were taken at two of the residential homes involved in the project and show early stages of that filming.
Life Circles has been funded by The Baring Foundation, Arts Council England and The Guildford Academic Trust.
Our partners in kind are: Dance South West, Activate , Dance in Devon, The Foundation of Community Dance, Age UK, NHS Somerset The Alzheimers Society and Arts and Health South West.
Remember, you’re never too old to put on your dancing shoes!