The ‘un’convention produced and presented by Tasmania Performs

Produced and presented by Tasmania Performs, Mature Moves is a global three-day event celebrating mature dance, and challenging the conventions of aging through dance. The event runs from 23-25 September 2016, and includes a program of performances featuring national and international artists, and workshops and panel conversations led by industry leaders.

Mature Moves is open to dancers of all levels, teachers, and movers and shakers who wish to engage in the experiences and dialogue around mature dance. Mature Moves will also shine a spotlight on professional dancers, who are defying the youth-centric dance culture and continuing to dance throughout their 50’s, 60’s and beyond.

Highlights of the three-day program include:

Headline act Liz Aggiss – UK based mature artist, dance performer, choreographer and dance filmmaker. Labelled as maverick, anarchic, dangerous, uncompromising, subversive, fearless, funny – the list goes on!

Liz describes herself as an “un-disciplined artist with an un-disciplined body of work”. This doesn’t mean she is undisciplined. Au contraire. She is exceptionally disciplined. Dodging categorisation and being classified as unclassifiable, has been a full time job.

Performances by the astounding Tasmanian Dance Company, Mature Artist Dance Experience (MADE), and presentations from artists working in dance and diversity including the ground-breaking Glen Murray of [in]visible practice.

Keynote addresses from leading industry professionals, with a panel on arts and health moderated by Jill Sonke, Director of the Centre for the Arts in Medicine at the University of Florida.

“Of all the performing arts, dance is well known as having the most benefits on the mental and physical effects of ageing, and I’ve seen this first hand through the amazing work of MADE over the past decade, and it’s these results that have been the catalyst for launching this event”.
– Annette Downs, Senior Producer Tasmania Performs

Mature Moves Arts & Health Program

The Mature Moves program includes a health stream which celebrates the positive impact the arts have on the health, healing and wellbeing of individuals and communities. For more information and to purchase the health stream only go to Ticketbooth.

Produced & presented by

Tasmania Performs


3-Day Pass $375.00 plus booking fee includes all performances, workshops, panel discussions, health stream, daily lunch, morning + afternoon tea and plenty of great networking opportunities.

The Old Woolstore is holding a range of room types for guests attending the Mature Moves Global Gathering. You will receive the discount code with your registration confirmation.

Arts & Health Program Cost

$60 + booking fees

Arts & Health Program Schedule

24 September, 2016
2:30pm: Arts + Health Panel
3:45pm Movers + Shakers Workshop
Afternoon Tea

25 September
9:00-11:00am Exchange Workshops
Morning Tea


Friday September 23

6:00pm Government House Civic Reception

8:00pm Mature Artist Dance Experience (TAS) in concert at the Peacock Theatre

Saturday September 24

9:00am Keynote by Julie-Anne Long

11:30am Choice of Site specific workshops + performances around the Salamanca precinct

1:30pm Lunch while writing postcards to your 16 year old dancing self

2:30pm Arts + Health Panel with Jill Sonke

3:45pm Movers + Shakers Workshop (Dance for Parkinsons)

5:00pm Petcha Kutcha from Mature Moves participants

7:00pm Performances by Wendy Morrow, Glen Murray, Julie-Anne Long at the Peacock Theatre

8:30pm DJ Dance Party

9:30pm Performance by Liz Aggiss (UK)

Sunday September 25

9:00am Choice of workshops + exchanges

11:00am Blind date morning tea

11:30am Mature Performance in conversation with Glen Murray (TAS), Liz Aggiss (UK), Crowsfeet (NZ) and Julie-Anne Long (NSW)

12:30pm MOV-ies screenings

1:30pm Master Classes with international guest artists

8:00pm Mature Moves in Concert



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