DANCES FOR SENIORS
During the Fall 2022 season, Dances For A Variable Population (DVP) will bring DANCES FOR SENIORS, free, community based performances with interactive creative movement for all ages and abilities. Presented by five members of DVP’s multi-generational company and featuring highlights of dances performed in public performances at Washington Square Park, Grant’s Memorial Tomb, and Yolanda Garcia Park, these 75 min community events will feature dances from the styles of modern dance, jazz, flamenco and hip-hop. The performances will be followed by a creative movement and dance experience highlighting moving together in fun and friendship.
Adults of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate!
The entire event is designed to be accessible to individuals of all abilities, bringing the power of dance in connecting communities. The performance presents dances from concert stages and social dance; the workshop invites the audience to dive into individual expression and discover new possibilities inspired by our company dancers and seasoned guest artists.
Through performance and a following interactive experience, New Yorkers become participants as well as audience members.
Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes for moving!
LOCATIONS AND DATES:
- Oct 12 Wednesday at 1 PM: Park Slope Center for Successful Aging, 463A 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
- Oct 19 Wednesday at 1 PM: Morningside Retirement and Health Services, 80 La Salle Street, New York, NY 10027
- Oct 26 Wednesday at 1 PM: Jackie Robinson Senior Center at Grant Houses, 1301 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027
- Nov 2 Wednesday at 1 PM: PSS Manhattanville Senior Center Manhattanville Community Center, 530 W 133rd St, New York, NY 10027
- Nov 9 Wednesday at 1 PM: Queensbridge Senior Center, 10-25 41st Street, Long Island City 11101
- Nov 16 Wednesday at 1 PM: William Hodson Senior Center, 1320 Webster Ave, Bronx, NY 10456
- Nov 30 Wednesday at 1 PM: Central Harlem Senior Center, 34 W 134th St New York, NY 10037
- Dec 7 Wednesday at 1 PM: Penn South Social Services, 290 9th Avenue, Suite 21K New York, NY 10001
- Dec 14 Wednesday at 2 PM: Hudson Guild Fulton Senior Center, 119 9th Ave New York, NY 10001
ABOUT DANCES FOR A VARIABLE POPULATION
Founded in 2005 by Naomi Goldberg Haas, Dances for a Variable Population (DVP) promotes strong and creative movement among people of all ages and abilities with a focus on seniors. The organization’s programming includes: a multigenerational performance company that engages community members as participants and audiences; MOVEMENT SPEAKS® and Dances for Seniors, which are free, community- based programs for modest income and culturally underserved older adults, annually serves over 700 seniors; ALL TOGETHER DANCE and Fitness classes for adults of all ages, offered year- round; and performance and training opportunities for older professional dancers and choreographers. DVP’s site-related performances have been presented in some of New York City’s most iconic public spaces, including Times Square, the New York Botanical Garden, Washington Square Park, and the High Line. Naomi Goldberg Haas is the 2019-2020 recipient of a Dance/USA Fellowship to Artists, for artists addressing social change,
The development and presentation of Dances For Seniors has been made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Department for the Aging, in partnership with the City Council and Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine. Special support is provided by Council Members Shaun Abreu, Erik Bottcher, Gale Brewer, Christopher Marte, Althea Stevens, and Julie Won. Support is also provided by the Alpern Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold, Columbia Community Service, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the West Harlem Development Corporation.
Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY), a project of the Tides Center, is a three-year, $125 million investment in the financial stability of New York State artists and the organizations that employ them. This program was made possible through support from CRNY’s Artist Employment Program.