Talks at the DANCE ON-Festival
"Can a senior train like a junior?” With this provocatively age-related question the sports scientist and educator Patrick Rump opens the series Open Dialogues at the OUT OF NOW/DANCE ON Festival at HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Here, the Dance On Ensemble – including dancers over 40 years old and seen as a promotional measure for mature stage personalities – will present their own repertoire, but will also feature colleagues like Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargion or Martin Nachbar. Ensemble members will discuss the genesis of William Forsythe‘s Dance On commissioned work, "Catalogue (First Edition)”, with dance scholar Tamara Tomić-Vagajić. As artistic practices change with age, do they become richer in experience, seeking other forms of energy and flexibility? This is a question performance specialist Adrian Heathfield, dance historian Ramsay Burt and choreographer Meg Stuart will be asking. Also in the program: the film "Spirit Labour” with Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin and Hélène Cixous and a conversation about life in old age with representatives of a care center, a dementia ward and a hospice.