by rhiannon last modified Dec 13, 2017 10:13 AM

Full Bloom Festival is go

by rhiannon last modified Dec 13, 2017 10:13 AM
Full Bloom Festival is go

Gerrys Attic


Full Bloom Festival – led by Gerry’s Attic over 55’s Dance Company will feature an afternoon of workshops followed by an evening of discussion and performance.

Funded by Arts Council England and supported by Bristol Ageing Better this one day festival grew from a desire "to kick-start a conversation about dance and older people in Bristol" A discussion panel with speakers from Pavilion Dance South West, LinkAge and Lea Anderson, talking about dance for older people.

Come and see a dazzling performance showcasing the tireless work of Gerry’s Attic Dance company, including a new piece by Lea Anderson with guest performances from Yama and Striking Attitudes.

Renowned choreographer Lea Anderson is a founder member of dance companies The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs whose 'accessible, irreverent' work grew popular onstage and in dance films for TV in the 80's and 90's, including 'Flesh and Blood' (1989) and 'Cross Channel' (1991). Anderson is currently Artist in Residence at the Southbank, and recently created a performed exhibition of choreography and costume at the V&A.

Striking Attitudes are a total theatre dance company based in Cardiff who make approachable, theatrical dance.

Yama are an over 60's dance group from Bath led by Artistic Director Anna Heighway.

Gerry's Attic was founded in 2016 by Julia Thorneycroft Dance Theatre in partnership with Trinity. Since 2016 the Company has run weekly classes and performed in varied contexts including Sadler's Wells Elixir Festival, Joie De Vivre (PDSW) and Bristol Harbour Festival.

Full Bloom brings together these different perspectives to discuss dance for older people and perform brand new work. Expect great visuals and humour in equal amounts.

Prices and Admission: Tickets for the evening performance are £7, daytime workshops are free but you will need to register as places are limited. Find out more about the daytime workshops here.

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