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Start Stomping

Stevenson, Sian (2017) Start Stomping. Performance type: Live play Start Stomping, 30 August 2017, Canterbury, Kent. Vimeo. (KAR id:70310)


Start Stomping forms one strand of the 'Celebrating Age Fund' awarded to Moving memory by Arts Council England and Baring Foundation in 2017. Intergen31 members will work with Moving Memory on developing one of the company’s pop-up pieces (This is a development of Wally’s Last Waltz). The group will gain a deeper understanding of where the inspiration came from, the creative process involved in taking personal material and devising choreography and will add their own contributions resulting in a refreshed piece with six young people integrated as performers. Still Stomping will be a short, pop-up, promenade piece with highly visual costumes and transportable props. The combined company of older and younger people will perform the piece at bOing! 2018 and at other public spaces in Canterbury and Margate as part of this project (TBC). The piece will then be available for performance at other locations, including day centres and care settings. This process will establish mutual understanding and respect between young and old and enable members of the youth group to have the necessary understanding to continue to work alongside Moving Memory for the duration of the project. Still Stomping is a multi-strand project, built on the substantial expertise of its partners, which provides a range of imaginative, high-quality creative experiences, devised, led by and involving older people, which challenge assumptions about older people. Activities will include experienced older performers devising and performing with a supporting group of young people; a new participatory group and training for active older people; a creative programme bringing older people in residential care together with primary school children and an exploration of the possibilities of installation work in residential settings. Participants and audiences of all ages will experience work that transcends age, defies pity and lifts the heart. Moving Well workshop series for active older people? Moving Well is Moving Memory’s unique participatory practice which can be applied in all settings. As part of this project, an ongoing, open group, led by trained members of Moving Memory, will be established, and seek to find people within the group to train in the practice, in order to sustain itself at the end of the project. Project proposes 4 x 10 week blocks over the 2 years.

Item Type: Performance
Subjects: A General Works > AZ History of Scholarship. The Humanities
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Sian Stevenson
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2020 13:38 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:59 UTC
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