Harriet Lowe: “Tech, dance, a care home and Lord Byron – a strangely magical combination”

 

Do you like this picture of a garden? Where do you think it is? What happens next in this story? England, Scotland, I think it’s Japan. It explodes! An alien comes down and lands in the water. You never know. I don’t know. I need my glasses! The answers whether serious or playful are carefully noted down by Andrea Haley, a community dance artist, and read back out to the residents seated in an armchair circle around her. There is something very positive about the careful inclusion of what everyone says, which is typical of the TimeSlips model. Originating in the US a few years ago, it is becoming an increasingly popular way of working creatively with elderly people, especially…

 

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