The aMID festival celebrates the underserved performative body of the aging artist and challenges commonly held views regarding the age demographic of a dancer or physical performing artist. The festival accentuates the aesthetic shifts that come with a consistent art/movement practice, as well as those that accompany working with one’s body as it ages and changes. aMID features choreographers confronting their shifting and declining corporeal ability to expose a different and/or alternative technical virtuosity coming from years of performance experience. Conversation and performances will take into consideration what virtuosity, especially as it applies to dance, looks like at different stages within a practice, and the differences between early and late styles within a long running choreographic career. aMID presents work that expands assumptions of who performs dance, opening the aesthetic conversation to include the aging body.
Photos: William Frederking