Gulbenkian and Moving Memory Dance Company awarded £99,000

16 Apr 2018

A new project to be delivered by Gulbenkian and the Moving Memory Theatre Company has been awarded £99,000 by Arts Council England as part of their Celebrating Age funding programme.

Still Stomping is a project designed by Gulbenkian, Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company and a range of partners to challenge assumptions about older people. It will achieve this by bringing together different generations to experience high-quality creative work, all led by and involving older people in partnership with young 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.

Gulbenkian and Moving Memory will also create a new inter-generational group, Intergen31, through the ART31 programme, ensuring that young people are central to this activity and promoting work that transcends age, lifts the heart and transforms perceptions.

“Still Stomping provides an exciting opportunity to challenge the divisions we create in our society in particular- age. By bringing children, young people and older people together we hope to increase understanding, empathy and celebrate and unite the individual and community no matter what age they are.”
Liz Moran, Director of Arts and Culture, University of Kent

More information on the Moving Memory Theatre Company can be found here – http://www.movingmemorydance.com/

More information on the Celebrating Age funding stream can be found here – https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/celebrating-age#section-5