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Elixir Festival

Posted on September 8, 2014

ana laguna and mats ek c stephanie berger

ana laguna and mats ek c stephanie bergerThe Elixir Festival celebrates older dance artists and lifelong creativity. Held at London’s Sadler’s Wells from September 12 to 15, it includes workshops, performances and a full day conference, titled Art of Age.

The festival brings together more than 400 performers and contributors. Sadler’s Wells own Company of Elders will dance choreography by Hofesh Shechter, while choreographer Mats Ek will perform a duet with Ana Laguna, his wife and muse (pictured). Other performers include elders dance groups from across the UK and Chilean group Generación del Ayer. See or call 0844 412 4300 for tickets and details. 


Photograph: Stephanie Berger



Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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