Our resident contemporary dance company for men and women aged over 60 years presents a mixed bill of dance performance. A surprising and entertaining evening to challenge perceptions, demonstrating we are never too old to dance.
The evening will include three new works made specially for DANCE SIX-O with support from Arts Council England.
- choreography by live artist, dance performer, choreographer and dance filmmaker Liz Aggiss, herself aged over 60, known for her uncompromising solo performances breaking the rules, and kicking up her heels with her own brand of anarchic dance
- Lila Dance’s Abi Mortimer, will use her company’s style of dance theatre to explore innovative lighting and intricate use of props
- an intergeneration work featuring University of Winchester’s D@rwin Dance Company alongside DANCE SIX-O choreographed by Debbie Lee Anthony.
We are also delighted to announce Liz Aggiss will perform an excerpt of her current internationally touring show, Slap and Tickle, a dark and ribald physical commentary on cultural mores, forays and sexual taboos. Liz Aggiss places herself centre stage in this solo performance in a vociferously moving and disorientating display of contradictions and interpretations, on girls, ladies, women, mummys, mothers, bitches and dogs, pensioners and senior citizens. Decoding mythologies, platitudes, refrains and old wives tales, this performance navigates itself into a feminist soup; it is push and pull, punishment and reward, slap and tickle……all the way home.
“a very funny solo piece… no need for Aggiss to bemoan the lack of opportunities facing older women in the theatre, because she puts herself centre stage through her live art practice.” Lyn Gardner
“sidesplittingly funny, entertainingly choreographed and spectacularly devoid of ordinariness or political correctness”. Niki McWilliams theatre bubble
DANCE SIX-O and Friends is supported by Arts Council England, Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre, University of Winchester, Salisbury Dance Studio and Pavilion Dance South West.
Venue: The Salberg at Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury
Date: 20 July 2017
Time: 6.30 pm
Tickets: £8 (over 60s/under 25s £6)
Age guidance 16+