Yorkshire Dance’s Ageless Festival returns this July with an unmissable line up of performances, talks and workshops which invite you to reimagine age. The events will be taking place over a two-day period between Friday 12 July and Saturday 13 July at Yorkshire Dance studios, 3 St Peter’s Square, Leeds LS9 8AH.

All events are Pay What You Can. Take a look at the festival performances below.

Christine Thynne presents an excerpt of Mechanisms, which sees her playfully construct and situate herself within a precarious structure. After join Christine for a Q&A and a playful physical workshop around her approach to creating.

Celebrating Participation | 12 July, 4.45pm

This triple bill, unites and celebrates the creativity of older adults in the North. Showcasing work created by community dance companies Footsteps In The Dust by The Performance Ensemble, The Fallen by Third Bite Dance and Crossing the Bar by Men!Dancing!

Join Yorkshire Dance for a double bill of work by two critically acclaimed dance artists.

Mother by Susan Kempster

How can the dynamic of a mature woman and a young man avoid the narrative of a mother and son?  Susan Kempster’s intergenerational duet, Mother, delicately challenges assumptions and asks ‘who are we to each other?’

One Woman Wrestling Invites…by Lisa Kendall

Join critically acclaimed artist Lisa Kendall with her performing pals Leen and Rachel for a curated episode of dancing aiming to set free what is and perhaps could be. The richness of life is not over…

Do you wonder what it would be like to be or live differently?

Join DAR, a queer, neurodivergent, curious, middle-aged Talking Heads fanatic, for this interactive theatre piece which considers difference, identity, labelling & belonging.

40/40 by Two Destination Language | 13 July, 6.00pm

If you’re a fan of kitchen discos, if you’ve ever felt like you don’t quite fit in, if you’ve had enough and just want to have fun – join Katherina Radeva for Two Destination Language’s show, 40/40. It’s an autobiographical show that combines storytelling with dancing, art and 80’s music.

Join drag alien Niche Lorraine for a doomsday cabaret game show that will lift your spirits high above the rising sea levels.

After the show, party into the night as they close the festival with a playlist specially curated by Carl.