Established in 2014, the Elixir Festival is a unique event celebrating lifelong creativity and the contribution of older artists. It was set up to recognise the contribution that older artists make, challenge assumptions about what older people can and want to do, throw a spotlight on the diversity of dance practice and raise questions about what is next for the sector.
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For its return in 2017, the Elixir Festival will once again feature Mats Ek & Ana Laguna performing on the main stage, along with new commissions performed by Dominique & Thusnelda Mercy and Nahid Siddiqui. It will also see the much anticipated return of the group of former professional dancers who performed The Elders Project: Christopher Bannerman, Brian Bertscher, Anne Donnelly, Linda Gibbs, Lizie Saunderson, Betsy Gregory, Namron, Geraldine Morris and Kenneth Tharp, who will perform a new piece.