“I will create a dance company for older adults to show the world what dance really looks like, from the fullness of a long life. I was mainly thinking of people like me who longed to dance all their lives, but kept it to the side of their main pursuits.” Dancer and teacher Greacian Goeke has fullfilled her dream. She will introduce her work not only through words but also by demonstrating it through interactive movement. She will talk about how this fullness informs who we are in this phase of life and how movement can unearth this fullness in often unexpected ways. Join us for an evening of playfulness – you will be invited to take your shoes off!
As a teaching artist, Greacian has been inciting the creativity of older adults and younger collaborators since 1990, partnering with the Institute on Aging, Center for Elders Independence, Mills College, Albany’s Senior Center and Preschool, Stagebridge, and many others. A self-proclaimed “movement evangelist,” she founded the exuberant Impromptu No Tutu elder ensemble in 2008 to show the world what dance in later life can be.
Greacian holds a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.F.A. in Performance from California College of the Arts. She is a certified Orff Schulwerk music and movement educator (Mills College) and T’ai Chi practitioner (Inner Research Institute, San Francisco), with additional training in Dalcroze Eurythmics from Carnegie Mellon University. She has been a member of the intergenerational USF Dance Generators since 2012. She received the Community-Engaged Practice Award from California College of the Arts in 2016 and is a member of the Dance Educators Leadership Institute of Luna Dance, Berkeley.
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