Celebrating Alternative Energies during Global Intergenerational Week

Global Intergenerational Week – which aims to support the growth of links between young and older people – began yesterday and to celebrate it we are sharing the latest news from our intergenerational project Alternative Energies.

Earlier in April, the group (pictured above) performed Mobius, a new piece which explored whether we can experience time in a nonlinear way.   They have been working on this in the weekly workshops with the support and guidance of Philip and Rebecca and enjoy devising performances like this which resonate with people of different ages.

After the performance, the dancers shared how being part of this group has a positive impact on their health and wellbeing:

“Great for balance and mobility.”

“I am 83 years old and I can lift my feet more freely. Love it.”

“Great movement and music. Not to mention my only weekly exercise.”

and brings much joy to those who might otherwise feel socially isolated:

“Excellent craic. Great sense of community”.

“It’s like a second family.”

“Brilliant, great fun. 

“A very enjoyable experience.”

As usual the audience were full of praise:

“Best show yet – inter connectivity – free flow of actions – superb”.

“Very enjoyable. Beautiful, Brilliant. Well done everyone”.

“Beautiful to watch, quite emotive and most impressive performance of free flow movement”.

“Great performance, well done. Lovely dancing and good movements”.

“Inspirational and entertaining. Encourages me to join.”

Alternative Energies meet every Wednesday evening from 4pm – 5:30pm in Sheksburn Recreational Centre, Ballycastle.  Workshops are free.

If you would like to find out more about our intergenerational work, please contact info@dudanceni.com.