Last March, during a Codarts project week, a special collaboration took place. Under the supervision of Codarts alumnus / choreographer Jordy Dik, nine Codarts students worked for a week on a project in which they tell the stories of elderly people with dementia through dance and music. The community project took place in the context of ‘Dance On, Pass On, Dream On’ (DoPoDo) and is now captured in a short, moving documentary.
DoPoDo is a four-year Creative Europe-funded cooperation project addressing ageism in the dance sector and in society. 11 renowned European dance institutions – Codarts among others- are working towards a Europe where older dancers are valued for their experience and charisma, where our common European dance heritage is cherished and serves to inspire younger artists, and where older people are respected and engage in meaningful, creative activities.