Local dance maker Kimberley McIntyre and fellow members of the Drill Hall Theatre Company are getting into Old Men Dancing.
‘Old Men Dancing, is a response to my being involved with the Drill Hall Theatre Company and being inspired by the support, talent and passion of the “old” men I met there,’ says McIntyre. ‘It is also a response by me to a cheeky offer by one of these men to join me as my dance partner on stage.’
McIntyre says she is pursuing the offer with her own counter offer to share process and practice around movement and improvisation from a dance perspective.
‘I will share this practice with any old men who would like to give it a go.’
The weekly sessions are on a Monday afternoon and will be open to drop-ins for some weeks, then the group will be closed as they move forward and discover new ways of working and developing structures and scores for improvising together.
‘It is a project for people interested in exploring movement and dance.
‘There will be a performance outcome in the future, although we will not rush towards it,’ she says. ‘I am more interested in the process.’
Everyone is welcome to move within their capabilities. ‘There are lots of elements in movement improvisation that I have been actively exploring and performing for over 20 years.
‘I look forward to the constellation of the Drill Hall’s older male members plus anyone else in the community who is interested.
‘Art is the reason for gathering. Health is one of the positive outcomes as well as community, creativity, freedom, fun, relationship.’
OLD MEN DANCING – A PILOT PROJECT
PROPOSITION: 6 weeks of movement and dance exploration
WHEN: Mondays 2.30pm-4.30pm
FROM: Mon June 3 to July 8
OPEN TO: all men who are happy to identify with the wonder of old
WITH: Local Dance maker Kimberley McIntyre & members of the Drill hall theatre company
INVESTMENT: $5 per session