Focus Day “From Young to Wise” – Dancing & Generations, Feb.10 2024 (Live/online)

Focus Day Feb 10th 2024
Holland Dance Festival and Dance & Creative Wellness
Theater aan het Spui, zaal 2
13.30-17.00 hr
‘From Young to Wise’ – Dancing & Generations
Live 13.30-15.00  Hybrid 15.20-17.00 
Moderator: Eldridge Labinjo, Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation
13.00-13.30 hr
• Arrival participants – Coffee/tea
13.30-13.35 hr
• Introduction:
Eldridge Labinjo will explore the generational cycle that aligns the values of grandparents and grandchildren, fostering a shared resonance. Touching on the significance of intergenerational dance, emphasizing the wisdom seniors can share with the young. Highlighting the unique ability of both the elderly and very young to be in the moment, ‘truly in the present’.
13.35-13.50 hr
• Presentation – Holland Dance Festival:
This presentation will provide insights into the initiatives of the Holland Dance Festival related to dance and the elderly, including their efforts and programs focused on intergenerational dance.
• Presentation – Andrea Beugger – in conversation with Eldridge Labinjo:
Andrea, a professional practicing dancer, will share her experiences and insights into the world of intergenerational dance. She will discuss the challenges and rewards of working in this field.
14.10-14.30 hr
• Presentation:

Clare Guss-West, Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation, will share some best practice and adapted teaching strategies for dance with older adults. She will share her practical expertise of creating meaningful, artistic and joyful dance experiences for senior participants.
• Breakout Session:
• Topic: “Unconscious Ageism in Dance and the Dance Studio: Identifying and
Addressing the Issue.”
Attendees will be invited to join small groups to talk about unconscious ageism in the context of dance and in the dance studio. They will explore when, where, what, who, why, and how ageism happens and brainstorm strategies to combat it. After the breakout session, each group will share their findings and suggestions.

15.00-15.20 hr
Break: 20 Minutes – Coffee/tea
HYBRID : Live and Online
15.20-15.25 hr

• Eldridge will welcome both the live audience and online viewers, providing a brief reference to earlier contributions and findings from the breakout session.
• Clare Guss-West – Literature Highlights :
Clare Guss-West, Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation, will dip into the scientific literature related to older adults and intergenerational dance, reviewing the documented benefits and insights gained from research.
Helen Linsell – in conversation with Clare Guss-West :
Artistic and Executive Director of Dance United Yorkshire, UK will share insights into their strategy and methodology when working with intergenerational groups, specifically those who are socially excluded and vulnerable.

• Sarah Marcus, Pam Quinn and Alex Cook :
Sarah Marcus, education and community engagement director for the Mark Morris Dance Group, NY, USA in conversation with Pam Quinn, choreographer and Alex Cook, Youth & Family Programs Director. They showcase MMDG’s intergenerational work: Family Fun Series, Dance with MMDG and a project for young dancers and choreographers and older adults living with Parkinson’s disease.
16.25-16.50 h
• Panel Discussion
• Closing Moves with Andrew Greenwood, Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!