AGE COMPANY

Vienna, Austria, Europe

 

13 women around and above 55 with different backgrounds but all of them with a deep love for contemporary Dance Performance on stage or in public spaces.

The art director is Nicole Berndt-Caccivio, a Swiss dancer, choreographist, and dance teacher, living in Berlin/Germany.

 

Since founding the AGE COMPANY in October 2008, the following performances have been shown in Vienna as well as in other Austrian feder states such as Lower Austria, Carinthia, Salzburg, Vorarlberg and Burgenland and also in

Germany, Thüringen, at the international Festival “Ruhestörung “:

 

„Richtungswechsel“ (Change of Direction):

first performed October 1st & 2nd, 2009 at Theater Spielraum, Vienna, then shown at the Festival “Österreich tanzt” (Austria dances) at Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Lower Austria, May 2010.

 

„Erschreckend? aktuell!“ (Alarmingly Newsworthy):

first performed October 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2010 at Theater-Spielraum, Vienna.

 

„Achtung Deadline“ (Mind the Deadline):

first performed April 27th, 28th, and 29th, 2012, as well as December 4th & 5th, 2012 at Palais Kabelwerk, Vienna.

 

“Fight Lookism”,

first performed November 21th untill 24th 2013 at Palais Kabelwerk, Vienna.

 

“5 Year AGE COMPANY”

short cuts, impressions, best-of; first performed November 15th, 16th 2014 at BRICK-5, Vienna.

 

“Retirement, What's That?”, („Was heißt denn hier Ruhestand?!“)

is a documentary by Kurt Brazda (director) and Benjamin Epp (camera). They accompanied the AGE COMPANY for a year, including the performance of „Alarmingly Newsworthy“. The film premiered April 19th 2012 at Filmhaus Spittelberg, Vienna.

3sat broadcast it September 26th 2012.

 

The AGE COMPANY as an innovative project strongly correlates with the current demographic development. We are all living longer than previous generations. International studies prove the positive influence of art and creativity on the health and well-being of ageing people. Dance is one of the oldest forms of art and one of the primordial ways of expression. It has been shown that dance is not only a very efficient training for body and mind. Dancing also improves creativity and memory, thus doing its bit to keep up physical and mental mobility.

If you want to get in touch with us

Nora Aschacher, Organisation: nora.aschacher@chello.at

Nicole Berndt-Caccivio, Artistic Director: nicolec@gmx.net

Ilse Stadler- Epp, Oganisation: ilse.stadler@argeregion.at