Viv Moore

As we approach the 20th anniversary of Older & Reckless, we shine a light on the senior artists who we are honoured to feature in our celebrations, including the whimsical and daring performance veteran VIV MOORE Photographer Marvan Kwan Dancer/Choreographer Viv Moore Worcestershire Saucy solo show at Factory Theatre Last week, Viv Moore led a cast of 25 senior dance artists and community movers in the Nelken Line at The Bentway - what a gorgeous gathering of dancing elders - older & reckless and all dressed up for the celebration! Viv reflects on her long relationship with dance: Dance has been my life since I was 4. I can’t think of a time that my body has not been moving. When I was a bab

Patricia Beatty

As we approach the 20th anniversary of Older & Reckless, we remember the senior dance artists who have joined us over the years, including legendary dancer and creator PATRICIA (TRISH) BEATTY “Trish has always been a great supporter of Older & Reckless. She illuminated O&R's 10th anniversary, in December 2009, with her glorious solo work The High Heart, performed by the sublime Danielle Baskerville. Also featured in that special celebration were what we called the 10 “Reckless Artists in Training”, including Michael Caldwell, Amelia Ehrhardt, Molly Johnson, Emily Law and Sahara Morimoto, among others, in 1-minute solos, staged by Kristy Kennedy. The explosion of talent in the younger artists


This happened. On a perfect August evening at Bickford Park – a magical dance moment in utopia lifted our hearts. 15 senior dance artists and 3 musicians gathered to dance an improvised score by Julia Aplin and Carol Anderson for the earth, in celebration of 20 years of Older & Reckless. Julia Aplin, Carol Anderson, Norma Araiza, Sylvie Bouchard, Arwyn Carpenter, Charmaine Headley, Karen Kaeja, Terrill Maguire, Kevin Ormsby, Patrick Parson, Roula Said, Julia Sasso , Holly Small, Sashar Zarif with John Gzowski (banjo), Ernie Tollar (alto sax) and Gurtej Hunjan (percussion)- sublime! ApHeart – photos by John Lauener “Thank you again Claudia, Julia and Carol for creating the literal and metapho

Fall Classes

MDT Engaging Seniors in Dance – Fall ZOOM classes! As summer turns to fall we continue to dance! The next session is September 15th - October 22nd and you are invited! We are opening up this session to NEWCOMERS age 55+ who wish to join in! For those who wish to participate, there is a WEDNESDAY group and a THURSDAY group available! Wednesdays September 16, 23, 30 & October 7, 14, 21 11:00am - 12:00pm Thursdays September 17, 24, & October 1, 8, 15, 22 11:00am - 12:00pm SIGN UP HERE Thanks to our wonderful participants for their commitment and feedback: I so enjoyed your Engaging Seniors in Dance class today, Julia. I felt livened up considerably and also more connected with a community of ot

Douglas Dunn

As we approach the 20th anniversary of Older & Reckless, we remember the senior dance artists who have joined us over the years, including maverick dance icon DOUGLAS DUNN (New York) Douglas Dunn at Older & Reckless 2014- photo by Tamara Romanchuk “What an honour to feature Douglas in the 15th anniversary of Older & Reckless at Canadian Stage. During his time here, it was thrilling to share his unique artistry with the Toronto community. Here below, I share excerpts from Douglas’ beautifully articulated report.” – Claudia Moore Steven Taylor and I just spent ten days in Toronto. Three professional musicians and six experienced dancers appeared for our Saturday-Sunday workshop, Music & Dance:

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