Dancing Over 50: One Last Push


Three years ago, I started interviewing dancers over 50. My friend, Gregory Bartning, photographed them in movement, and together we embarked on what would evolve into a major project: 54 interviews with dancers ranging in age from 50 to 95, living along the West Coast from Los Angeles to Seattle. Our goal: a beautiful coffee table book. We have a designer, a copy editor, a number of supportive friends and a group of excited fans. But in order to make this the most it can be, we’re organizing one more final fundraising push.

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Self-publishing a full-color photography book that does justice to each interview ain’t cheap, but we really don’t want to skimp around the edges. Thus, we’re asking for your help one last time.

Given the publishing costs, we won’t be able to print many copies beyond what are ordered, so if you want your own copy of this powerful book, reserve it here!

If you want to make a tax-deductible donation, we won’t say no!

And if you’re in Portland, Oregon on April 1st, join us at the Alberta Abbey for light refreshments and performances by several of the dancers included in the project.

In closing, I am a young woman, not yet 30, who finds there to be a glorification of youth in dance and doesn’t see many older role models in mainstream culture. So I sought them for myself, and found over 50 dancers over age 50 with an incredible wisdom and vitality worth sharing and celebrating. I hope you will join me in this celebration by supporting this endeavor.

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To learn more about the Dancing Over 50 Project, click here!