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Thoughts on being in an Intergenerational Cast, by Elena Lalucat | #DancerInsights | Tilted Productions

7 Thoughts on being in an Intergenerational Cast, by Elena Lalucat

We always say Tilted is a family. To be a family we need brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, little cousins… We need love, understanding, listening, spending a great amount of time together, cooking, and most importantly eating and laughing together.

It’s really nice to be part of a dance company that works with this range of ages. It has a different energy and allows different possibilities when creating. The relationships are read in a very specific way just because of how we look and that’s something interesting to work with.

It’s like a little sample of the society, where you don’t find an homogenous hair colour or body shape or size of shoes… every one is different and that makes us richer.

Community: a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists.

My first impression of Tilted was that everyone admires each other. They all have an incredible sense of respect and care for each other.

You can admire the physical skills, the mind skills, or the creativity of how to hold an object in 1,745 ways… the fragility of the body, the strength, and the courage, sometimes, to try impossible moves…

The not so young dancers admire the agility in the young bodies and the young dancers admire the wisdom of the not so young. Or maybe this was the other way around.

AGE. WHAT IS THAT? It doesn’t exist! It’s in your mind!

I’ve seen a gorgeous man drag with just an ankle a 30 year old skinny guy. And a beautiful lady carry my 67kg body around and do extremely complicated yoga postures in her everyday warm-up.

I would like to keep dancing when I’m over 60. Now I know it’s possible.