Re-directing the Lens

Sonia York-Pryce Part of CW18

This paper seeks to examine the role of the older, experienced dancer through digital documentation. This is followed by a discussion regarding the project and its aims to make visible the older dancing body on screen, a rare occurrence within Western society. It questions why in the Western dance world, the sentiment is no different, ageing remains a taboo issue, holding prejudice towards the corporeal difference of the older, experienced dancer.