In 2012 and 2013 the European project Act Your Age (2012 & 2013) aimed to overturn and add to our existing ideas about aging and old age, taking dance as its starting point. It showed ‘the art of growing old’ in its full scope. For now, the two-year project has come to an end. But its influence stretches into the future. Not only has it affected our own festivals programming and the work methods of the participating choreographers, but it has also provided input into the fields of policy, research and care for the elderly. We’ll continue our mission to create a diverse and humane perspective on ageing. A concrete result of the project are the collection of articles reflecting on the project and the eight educational films made during the project, with themes like Hope, Generations, Parkinson and Dance and Let’s Dance!
Projects inspired by Act Your Age are (OLD)Fashion(ed) in the Netherlands and the dance classes in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. And a publication of the project is made, which you can receive by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.