Forty +, developed by Jane Franklin with performers past the age of 40, frequently hosts professional guest choreographers to create repertory that is repeated and performed for a variety of audiences. Workshops and performances are presented free of charge at community centers in Arlington & Alexandria serving older adults. The group has performed for the United States Environmental Protection Agency “Diversity Day,” in concert programs for Jane Franklin Dance, and at INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival.
BLUE MOON/RED RIVER – Jan 16 – Feb 27 – Thursdays 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Performance for INTERSECTIONS Festival 2014 at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington DC, March 2 at 2 pm
DIRECTED BY JANE FRANKLIN as part of The Trickster a performance collaboration with percussionist Tom Teasley
Take part in a unique collaboration with percussionist Tom Teasley, exploring the color, climate and landscape of the American Southwest.
Spring – Feb 4 – Mar 25, 2014 – Tuesdays from 11 am – 1 pm – Performance Apr 1 at Theatre on the Run
DIRECTED BY WAYLES HAYNES
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The Isadora Effect
LaMothe beautifully expresses what hooked me into devoting my life to dance as a professional modern dancer. The “ahhh” exhilaration and communion with the universe is still a thrill at age sixty-seven. Not mentioned is that, in this age of pioneer work in brain function, dance has been recognized as a primal cognitive symbol-making system. Infants learn to “speak” movement, the language of dance, before forming words. The cognitive and educational importance of this has yet to be explored. Perhaps there is an “Isadora Effect” (Faber 2000) that rivals the “Mozart Effect.” ….Rima Faber
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