‘DANCE? I’M TOO OLD FOR THAT!’ Challenging and changing perceptions and expectations

An open invitation to arts, arts and health and general community to come along for an evening of discovery to see, hear about and even experience how dance is possible for everyone including older people with a range of physical abilities and conditions.

  • Be captivated and inspired by In A Different Space, a short film that celebrates and showcases Sunshine Coast seniors aged 60-101 years, dancing their stories in places of significance to them.
  • Hear from Gail Hewton, the film maker and local community dance practitioner who will speak briefly about her practice, the benefits of dance for older people including sharing a couple of anecdotes from her practice of how dance has transformed the lives of participants. Gail will also share some of the findings from her recent Arts Queensland funded UK study tour investigating dance for older people and her vision moving forward. Gail will also get you dancing to experience a little of her work.
  • Engage in a Q & A with Gail Hewton, Director of RIPE Dance

“In A Different Space is one of the most inspirational dance films I’ve seen in a long time. It combines beauty, humour, serenity and cheekiness in equal measure. Anyone who feels themselves growing older should watch this film.” Anna Leatherdale, Producer, People Dancing (UK)

“Oh! It’s stunning…full of humanity… full of grace in every sense, And the stories in each piece reflect stories we can all relate to in different ways. A delight, and a triumph! Will be watching this many times.” Daphne Cushnie, UK Neuro-physiotherapist and Dance for Parkinson’s and MS practitioner.

When: 6.00pm-7.30pm Thursday 25 October 2018

Venue: The Black Box Theatre, Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour

Cost: Free entry and a cash bar

Enquiries: Gail Hewton 0411 720 391 ripedance@gmail.com

RSVP: Please rsvp by Monday 22 Oct to Ludmilla message to 0434 357 862

Image Credit: Suzon Fuks