Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Creative Aging News Brief

The arts and aging field is ever expanding with new research and programs proving the importance of creativity later in life. NCCA will feature a story every week of outstanding older adults, artists, programs and ideas from around the world who exemplify the significance of creativity when aging.

Dance of a Lifetime in a Lifetime of Dance
At 99-years-old Ida Arbeit is preparing for her next performance onstage with the intergenerational Kairos Dance Theater for "Dancing With Ida," a show based on her dancing experiences in New York City. Arbeit was a professional dancer for 12 years with Helen Tamiris, one of the pioneers of modern dance. She quit dancing to raise her family and teach music to children, but is back in action and on stage performing with people of all ages. Arbeit has shared her numerous moves and stories from her adventures and experiences performing over the years.
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1 comment:

  1. Promoting arts and crafts for people of retirement age could go a long way toward relieving the cost of health care for seniors. It is well known that intense mental activity is a powerful antidote for dementia and other commonly accepted age loss. I am 73 and I write and draw, exercise and eat right, and ignore the years.