7 September, Brit School, 7 pm
Walk Wake Woke
Walk Wake Woke is Grand Gesture’s developing collection of dance vignettes which confronts the myths and stereotypes of ageing: from frailty, funerals and fear of invisibility to a renewed feeling of freedom and fun embracing individuality.
GRAND GESTURE is a trio of accomplished senior dancers who have come together in a joyous celebration of life and taken the bold step to create a dance company in Croydon for older dance performers. They all have performance experience and wish to challenge the current perceptions of elder dance. They can still dance, jump and roll and want to perform works that are physically and intellectually challenging.
They collaboratively create dances by utilising the individual strengths of each performer. They aim to create dances of a high standard, which are entertaining, amusing, innovative and thought-provoking.
Performers Mary Cox, Gilly Hanna, and Andy Newman
Choreography by the dancers and Bruce Currie.
Music Deadman’s Stroll’ by the Revels and ‘Lust for Life’ by Iggy Pop, ‘Une very Stylish Fille’ by Dimitri from Paris, ‘People are Strange’ by the Doors.