Dave  chats with  Emma Porteus about  the double bill show opening at the Moonah Arts Centre tonight and one of the two dance works  created by a wonderful Tasmanian dance maker.
Mature Artists Dance Experience or MADE and is entirely made up of older women, many of whom have only taken up dancing late in life.
‘MADE TO LAST’ by Liz Aggis   and  ‘HandMADE’ by Emma Porteus

Hot on the heels of their successful tour of Japan, MADE presents a double bill of new contemporary
dance works at the Moonah Arts Centre in December.
MADE – Mature Artists Dance Experience – is one of Australia’s leading companies in the field of
dance for older artists. MADE’s work is renowned for being visually surprising, thoughtful, witty and
inspiring. MADE questions issues of visibility, power, sex, identity, age, and the older female body.
MADE regularly collaborates with nationally and internationally acclaimed choreographers and
designers. This new, vibrant double bill is no exception.
One half of the bill is MADE TO LAST, created by one of the UK’s most iconic artists, ‘the grand dame
of anarchic dance’, Liz Aggiss. Choreographer, film maker and larger-than-life performer, Liz Aggiss is
the winner of multiple awards internationally, and celebrated by several European Universities with
Honorary Doctorates. She is a fiery mature artist whose work over five decades has challenged
conventional ideas of female sexuality and beauty.
Liz has created a work that is particularly timely in light of the globally ageing population. Society
increasingly recognises and values the fundamental contribution mature adults make. Fierce and
funny, MADE TO LAST revels in the legacy, capacity and endurance of mature women.
The other work, HandMADE is a new work by Tasmanian dance maker Emma Porteus. Emma’s work
has reached far beyond Tasmania, embracing the globe from South Africa to Finland. In this new
work Emma draws that global perspective in tight, with a work that focuses on the way we
experience the world through the bodies we inhabit.
Living in a throw-away culture, MADE is proud to create this double bill of boutique dance – durable,
high-quality, sustainable – handmade, and made to last.

Tasmania Performs and Mature Artists Dance Experience (MADE) present
MADE TO LAST by Liz Aggiss
HandMADE by Emma Porteous

THURS 12 DECEMBER at 7.30pm (PREMIERE)
FRI 13 DECEMBER AT 7.30PM
SAT 14 DECEMBER AT 2.30PM
SAT 14 DECEMBER AT 7.30PM
MOONAH ARTS CENTRE, 23 – 27 Albert Road, MOONAH

For bookings and further information: www.moonahartscentre.org.au or www.tasperforms.com

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