Why be seen? with Gillian Dyson, Funmi Adewole Elliott and Susan Kempster

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Why be seen? with Gillian Dyson, Funmi Adewole Elliott and Susan Kempster

13th July 2024

What does it feel like to perform your ageing body? How are women’s bodies read as they age?  What is the relationship between older performer and audience? Why be seen?

In this panel talk Gillian Dyson is joined by Funmi Adewole Elliott and Susan Kempster as they ponder the queering of the body through the ageing process and ask how we redefine our femininity as expectations of women shift in age.

These three acclaimed artists, from varied practices, share their extensive experiences as performers, dancers, dramaturgs and educators before inviting an open and honest conversation about ageing as a woman in dance.

About Ageless Festival
This is a Pay What You Can 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.