Here to Maturity is an artist-led dance company,
formed in 2000 by former Rambert dancer Ann Dickie, to provide opportunities for
mature dancers and to promote their talents and experience with the dance profession,
audiences and local communities.
aims to encourage creativity and the participation of older people in society
through education and outreach activities, and by making original and imaginative
dance pieces which entertain, stimulate and touch the emotions.
Since its launch in 2000
From Here to Maturity has made its name as a company of outstanding professional
dancers performing fresh and original choreography.
Dancers Lucy Burge,
Constantinides, Jane Dore, Irene
Hardy, Matthew Hawkins, Jennifer
Reed, Tom Yang and Artistic Director Ann Dickie
all made their names as professional dancers, performing with companies such as
Dance Company, Rambert Dance Company, DV8,
Clark Company, The Royal Ballet, Second Stride,
and in the West End and at the National Theatre.
and community dance
company runs dance workshops for older people in the community, sometimes within
an inter-generational context. Ann
Dickie has considerable experience of working with old and often frail participants.
The company's work and shows have
been written about in numerous of publications including Age Concern,
Dance Theatre Journal, Dancing Times, Dance UK News, The Guardian,
Good Housekeeping, Saga Magazine, The Stage, The Sunday Times Magazine,
Telegraph, and The Times.
is a non-profit professional contemporary dance
company and a registered charity. It is managed by a board of trustees, and is
based in London.
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says you have to be young to dance?
Certainly not Ann Dickie, who for the past [ten] years has been running From Here
to Maturity, a company that exists to give performing opportunities to older dancers.
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company From Here to Maturity successfully showcases dancers ranging from
their mid-50s to late-70s. |
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