Kairos was honored this week to be visited by David Slater, head of EntelechyArts in South East London. David is in the U.S. visiting intergenerational dance, theater, and art programs across the country.

First he jumped right in with us at a lively Dancing Heart session at 650 Marshall in St. Paul.  Later in the day he  joined us for Twin Cities Public Television’s taping of a Kairos rehearsal with Ida Arbeit and Irv Williams for part of its “Minnesota Original” series. Ida and Irv are brilliant examples of the creativity possible in the later decades of life.

That evening over dinner, David shared an amazing project he has in the works linking elders in London and Brazil via tech savants from all over the world for the purpose of sharing life wisdom stories and creating art on a world level.

When we asked for his thoughts on his day with Kairos. He reminded us with his outside collaborative eyes of the ‘intimacy’ with which we conduct our daily work. It’s true that we often invite even the quietest voice to inform the center of the group energy but it’s lovely to be reminded of this by a kindred spirit who has found a path to similar ends on the other side of the Atlantic.

We are so happy to have met this man, learn of his work, and will keep our Minnesota eagle eyes peeled for what he and EntelechyArts  are doing and how we can collaborate with him in the future.

“Entelechy: the actualization of form-giving cause as contrasted with potential existence.”—believed to have been coined by Aristotle

~ Peter


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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