R-AGE, created by Jacky Lansley and Grace Nicol, is a conversation through dance, image and performance between a ‘younger’ and ‘older’ woman. Together they explore the power of women working across generations and examine questions about women and age, including those frustrating generalisations which frame women as never being the right age.
Drawing on their working relationship and friendship over the last five years, the artists have created a cross-disciplinary performance score which engages audiences in a series of challenging, humorous and radical questions about women, power and art.Jacky and Grace consider their artistic dialogue as highly topical in a polarised Brexit Britain, in which conservative driven austerity has divided generations. Through performance, they explore finding a common and intergenerational language that can contribute to positive collective action around these issues, within the arts and beyond.
Supported by Chisenhale Dance Space – Collaboration Between Generations Commission - premiered at Chisenhale Dance Space Dec 2018.