The Fountain of Age
A Solo/ Dance/ Lecture/ Performance
by Susanne Martin (Berlin)
Thursday 18 June 2015
Presented as part of the Doctoral Summer Conference, Middlesex University
School of Media and Performing Arts.
The solo tells an ambiguous and ironic tale of age(ing). Through a collage of scenes in which dance, text, costume, mask work and music interrelate, the piece aims to counteract any simple ascertainment of youth and age. Ambiguity is emphasised in this performance such that we see what can be learned when we complicate and question our ideas, expectations, and judgements around age(ing).
What happens if we linger in the multitude of sensual, imaginative details of bodily doing, experiencing and showing, and in the multiple possible meanings of age(ing)? How can dance introduce less stereotypical and more complex perceptions of age(ing) and moving through time?
The Fountain of Age, constitutes one of the artistic outcomes presented for examination as part of Susanne Martin’s Doctoral project entitled Dancing Age(ing) and undertaken at Middlesex University, School of Media and Performing Arts.
– Entrance is free and open to all –
N.B. Ravensfield Theatre Building is a white flat roofed structure, opposite the main University entrance / the local fire station.
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