Elder dance artists allow intergenerational stories to blossom

Hobart’s elder ensemble brings the weight of long lives to a physical theatre work on remembering those lost.
two mature dancers with floral headdresses

Annie Greenhill is 69 and doesn’t care who knows it. ‘And I can still do the splits!’ she said.

A dancer ‘from the year dot,’ Greenhill is a member of Hobart’s MADE (Mature Artists Dance Experience) and preparing for the opening night of the company’s new project, Heirloom.

‘I think people are going to find it very powerful,’ she said. ‘It’s going to stir a lot of emotions. I know it has for us.’

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Acting Performing Arts Editor Jason Blake is a career arts writer, critic and editor. He studied theatre directing at the VCA and NIDA, served as arts editor for the Sydney City Hub, edited subscription TV guides and reviewed theatre for the Sydney Morning Herald from 2009-2017. He was co-founder of audreyjoural.com.au and recently publications manager for the Sydney Film Festival. He shares his home office with a possum.