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Tuesday 28 July: Developing creativity with older participants

With Clint Lutes

Many participants who take up dance in later life are anxious about the creative aspects of dance. This one-day course will introduce techniques for encouraging and supporting creative development amongst older participants in a range of participatory dance contexts. Whether you are new to working with older people or want to expand an existing practice this practical course will discuss perceived barriers to developing creative approaches to dance; deliver tools for developing others’ creative practice and encourage you to explore and expand your own creative practice. 

Participant requirements:
Course participants should either have completed the online learning programme Introduction to Leading Dance with Older People (at the reduced Summer School rate of £40 - further information in application form) or have at least 3 years of experience delivering dance for older people.

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Clint Lutes biography

Clint Lutes is an American in Paris. His choreographic work has increasingly become centered around working with non-professionals and uses dance as a vehicle to inform, connect and communicate. He participated in the research project Störung/Hafra’ah in Freiburg (D) in 2015, bringing together artists, scientists and people with Parkinson’s to study movement disorder.

Clint felt challenged like never before through the richness of the various collaborations, and felt he had discovered a million new ways to view and practice dance via this project. He went on to create the non-profit DaPoPa (Danse Pour Parkinson), which utilises choreographic, improvisation and somatic practices in its activities.

Clint has also joined the research group Labodanse, with improvisation, attention and togetherness being the basis for their studies. He has worked as a dancer, assistant and collaborator with the choreographer Eun Me Ahn for over 15 years, is co-founder of the LUCKY TRIMMER Performance Series in Berlin, and has worked on projects with non-professionals in collaboration with the Theatre National Chaillot, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Festival Paris Quartier d’Été, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Theater Freiburg and elsewhere.


Photo: Clint Lutes by Christine Marie.