As part of celebrating a new challenging phase of life participating and learning Flamenco; the outfits of the past in these pictures provide backstory of other proud, endearing phases of their own life. In part, as we age and go through different phases of our lives; we need to reconstruct our sense of self and identity. The photographic work celebrates the different individual phases that we might have, examining the totality of life phases that we go through; through the different outfits. The photographic style has been inspired by a local wedding photographer. It is in this hope that the Dance of the Ageing Body is another phase of their lives that they look back to and be fond of.
This work is complementary to the documentary film, "Dance of An Ageing Body" by Shanice Stanislaus. The ‘Dance of the Ageing Body’ follows seven seniors who enroll in a twelve week Flamenco programme. We get an intimate glimpse of the personal struggles they face and how Flamenco has influenced their silver years.
Commissioned by Creative Inspirit for "Dance of The Ageing Body"