This dance film was created in 2012 as the first of a series of artworks made by Janice with film maker Martin Clark and in collaboration with the folks of Town Break Stirling, a charity that supports people living with dementia and their carers.
Seven years on this short film has had over 96.2k views online. It continues to challenge perceptions of ageing and dementia and Janice regularly receives requests to screen it. It was recently screend as part of a round-table platform in San Sebastian by Etxepare Basque Institute and has regularly opened Scottish Care’s yearly Conference’s (care providers, local authority, NHS and Scottish Government colleagues).
In 2012, inspired by the University’s dementia development and research work, Macrobert Arts Centre invited Janice to be in-residence with the folks from Town Break. The ﬁrst residency, although short, had a profound impact on everyone involved. It concluded in the creation of a short dance ﬁlm, which itself has had a powerful reach across the world; challenging perceptions of ageing and dementia both for its audiences and for the people who perform in it.
Photo credit: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan