Elan Vital is a performance to exercise the mind, spirit and body…
A gentle warm up, an exploration of ageing, athleticism and the idea that ‘you’re never too old’.
Through her attempts to perform a gymnastic ‘back walkover’, Chris. Dugrenier tries to find out if she has left it too late.
This could be tragic or life-affirming.
First developed as part of CPT Starting Blocks 2012.
Theatre Lab, Royal & Derngate last Nov.2011,
Isham Studio – Northampton University – March 2012,
CPT Sprint Festival – March 2012,
Hatch:Scratch – Embrace Arts, Leicester, June 2012
The Core – Corby – July 2012
The Studio – Corby International Swimming Pool -10th Nov. 2012
Isham Studio – Northampton University – 16th Nov. 2012
JAM @ The Junction – Cambridge – 20th Nov. 2012
PilotNights – Warwick Arts Centre – 30th Nov. 2012
Camden People Theatre – Preview – 19th Dec. 2012
SPRINT Festival – CPT – 12th March 2013
Redeveloped for gyms and sport Halls, Elan Vital was further presented at:
- PDSW as part of Unusual Dance in Unusual Spaces – June 14
- Toured gyms and sport Halls in Northamptonshire as part of Big Dance – July 2014
Created and Performed by Chris. Dugrenier
Choreography Consultant: Rachel Krische
Directorial Eye: Peter Shenton
Fitness Instruction Consultants: Jane West and Louise Jones
Photography: Julian Hughes
Film Documentation/Trailer: Reel Access
With Support from:
ACE England – Dance4 – Core Corby