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.
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
Thank you so much for my first Striking Attitudes’ experience. I absolutely loved every moment! I love the sessions for the dancing and the creativity of being with others giving so much.
I think it’s been brilliant! I’ve really enjoyed the rhythm of it. I really like the balance between what is set and having the freedom to explore. It’s been a lifeline for me.
It’s been a lovely experience coming back into creativity, meeting people I wouldn’t normally have met and rediscovering my body and the way it moves.