ABSTRACT

This chapter is dedicated to the concept of aging and the development of choreographic tools for performances with aged dancers. Efva Lilja is a Swedish choreographer, now living between Stockholm and Copenhagen where she is the Artistic Director of Dansehallerne. She writes about her methods and attitudes towards artistic processes with, and for, the aged. She writes on her experience of aging. Her focus is on the body as an abode for movements and memories; on choreography based on a variety of linguistic expressions for action, thought, reflection, consciousness and narration; choreography as a way to develop and expand our understanding of expressions and impressions in the contemporary world.