Exploring the CREATIVITY of
the MATURE BODY & MIND
Striking Attitudes is a professional dance theatre company making work that celebrates the older dancer and highlights their unique attributes. We are an organisation run by, for and with older people. We offer creative sessions, workshops and performance opportunities to older performers, trained and untrained.
Striking Attitudes considers those over 50 to be an under-represented group without equal opportunities and we strive to change this, believing people of all ages benefit significantly from the creative physical experience and social interaction. Our work extends the quality of life and makes a significant contribution to the concept of positive ageing and extends the quality of life.
Making work that celebrates the unique attributes of the older dancer – both professional and community.
Striking Attitudes is a professional dance theatre company making work that celebrates the older dancer and highlights their unique attributes. We are an organization run by, for, and with older people. We offer creative sessions, workshops, and performance opportunities to older performers, trained and untrained.
Online Creative Sessions are led by Striking Attitudes’ professional creative team; Artistic Director and Choreographer – Caroline Lamb, Rehearsal Director and Course Tutor at Rubicon dance – Janet Fieldsend, and Balans director and dancer – Aleksandra Nicolajev Jones. Our creative sessions evolved as a result of Striking Attitudes’ 2005 production ‘Three Parts Iced Over’; a work of intergenerational significance.
Health and Wellbeing
For the last 15 years, Striking Attitudes has done pioneering work promoting the concept of the mature body as a viable and valid one and continues to do so. Striking Attitudes’s focus is to offer creative physical exercises to support older people; to develop their skills and interests and also to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
‘Caroline Lamb’s choreography has always been distinctive. It’s gripping and stylized dance theatre’
David Adams, The Guardian
What Our Participants said
“It makes me more aware of my physical self – usually in a positive way. It inspires me to keep fit. It is a really great opportunity to express myself as a person. When I’m dancing I’m just me, not a mother, grandmother, wife etc.”
It has been different to any class I have been involved in before because of the wide range of ages and therefore life experiences of the participants. It was very special to be able to share memories, feelings, and experiences and express them through dance. Long may it continue.
“It takes me out of myself and has a calming affect on my whole attitude to life. I really like being able to dance with people of my own age and being able to work towards film and stage work.