Ageless Film Screening

Contact Details:

3 St Peter's Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH

01132438765

Leeds Inspired

Ageless Film Screening

12th July 2024 - 13th July 2024

Sit down, relax and enjoy three short films. This eclectic mix of bold, playful and poignant films challenges perceptions of age and showcases the rich and diverse voices and lives of older people.

Still: Exploring the extraordinary within the everyday lives of care home residents by Gecko

Still explores the extraordinary potential within the everyday lives of the residents of Lime Court care home, inspired by their personal stories, experiences and passions.

Still powerful and proud. Still sensual and strong. Still elegant and energetic. Still a part of us. 

They are still here. 

Still is a film story created, produced and directed by acclaimed physical theatre company Gecko, as part of the Artists’ Residencies in Care Homes project in partnership with inter-generational arts charity Magic Me.

Created, Facilitated and Performed by Helen Baggett
Miguel Hernando Torres Umba
Facilitation and Performance by Vanessa Guevara Flores  

With thanks to the Residents of Lime Court Care Home

By the People by We Are Unit 

Working with residents at Latimer House, in the Seven Sisters area of Haringey, this dance film explores the themes of joy, discovery and connection as the residents’ recount their happiest moments in life. 

Artistic Director of We Are Unit, Tom Hobden, worked with residents and dancers over four sessions to choreograph these stories of joy into dance. This film was created to commemorate Alexandra Palace’s 150th anniversary.

Artistic Director: Tom Hobden
Film Director: Alice Underwood
Dancers: Isis Clunie, Carolyn Bolton
Producer: Jen Blackwood

Dancing with Dementia by Elaine Harvey

Dancing with Dementia is a short dance film, based on an excerpt from the original audio documentary, which aims to animate and reimagine the metaphorical discourse around dementia by asking people affected by the condition to imagine it as a dance. 

Comprised entirely of archived footage of social dancing in early-mid twentieth century UK, the film has been cut and re-combined to create a rhythmic and gestural choreography which is reflective of dementia as a social, relational and embodied phenomenon.

Concept & Editing: Elaine Harvey Sound Design: Chris Gregory

About Ageless Festival

This is a free event as part of Yorkshire Dance’s Ageless Festival 12-13 July 2024. Taking place at Yorkshire Dance, Leeds City College and Leeds Art Gallery, this two-day festival reimagines age through dance.

Drop in between 1.30pm and 7.30pm on 12 July, and 10am – 5pm on 13 July to watch the films.