Dancing without words

Today Peter and I danced with a group of elders – some who speak Russian and others who have English as their first language.

This was my second time with the group- usually they meet separately but have come together to dance and tell some stories (with translation!).

After dancing a good-bye to summer to “Summertime” on the steel drums, we welcomed the rainy day by dancing and singing “O What a Beautiful Morning. Some days you have to just imagine the sun is shining.

Our gesture dance of joy and grief included imagining holding a new-born baby, packing and unpacking during many moves, enjoying a bouncing grandchild, missing a beloved spouse and feeling utterly exhilarated after a bucket bath.

Welcome to both rainy and sunny days!



The mission of Kairos Dance Theatre is to transform and revitalize individuals and communities. We work with older adults in intergenerational settings to liberate the healing power of interactive dance and story. We achieve our mission by engaging the skills of professional teaching artists.

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