Dancing in the Third Act

Creator: Randy Glynn (choreographer)

Nominator: Dawn MacNutt

Created for untrained dancers, Dancing in the Third Act is a one-hour piece danced by seniors. It was created in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, in 2013. The piece expresses the desire to dance and contains gestures that are clearly derived from the dancers’ habitual ways of moving; the choreography is thus strikingly suited to the abilities and personalities of the dancers. The Nova Scotia cast has been invited to perform across Canada and abroad, and the piece has been remounted several times with new casts of seniors in Ontario.

Jury Comments: Fresh, touching, and dignified. The choreographer has a gift for making natural movement interesting.

Creator Randy Glynn lives in Granville Ferry and Toronto.

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