Coffee Morning: Intergenerational Practices

Coffee Morning: Intergenerational Practices
Hosted by Neus Gil Cortés

Tuesday 1st October | 11am – 2pm(ish)
Chisenhale Studios Education Room (Wheelchair Accessible)
Always Free
Rant. Chat. Eat.


If art is to represent the diversity of our society, there is a need to increase the age range of the people included in collaborative arts practices and on stage. As choreographers and makers, what are our responsibilities, if different, when working with older performers? What does a truly inclusive practice look like?

In a diverse group of artists and performers, with different ages, bodies and backgrounds, how can we work together to create an environment which is mutually supportive, challenging, and rewarding? What are our real goals with intergenerational practices?

This conversation is a space for artists and performers of all ages to share positive as well as negative experiences, and discuss what we have learnt through our achievements and mistakes. It is a space to talk about our fears and inspirations, to share resources, and support each other.

Photo: ‘Here Body’, performers Neus Gil Cortes and Durgesh Srivastava. Image by Marta Barina.


Neus Gil Cortés is a choreographer, dramaturg, dancer and teacher from Valencia, Spain. She trained at the Professional Conservatorium of Dance, followed by the Carmen Roche School in Madrid, and the Rotterdam Dance Academy in Holland. For over ten years, Neus has worked with outstanding choreographers and companies such as Hofesh Shechter Company (2014-2015), National Dance Company Wales (2009-2013), and Dance Works Rotterdam (2006-2009) as well as creating her own work. Her pieces have been performed in Holland, Spain and U.K. in programmes and festivals such as One Night’s Dance, Wales Dance Platform, World Stage Design, Feedback Festival, Ignition Dance Festival, Emerge Festival, Resolution!, Dance Springs, Ellas Crean, Offbeat Festival.



This season’s Coffee Mornings will be hosted in the Education Room on the ground floor at Chisenhale Studios, and therefore are accessible by wheelchair. A range of seating arrangements are provided.  If you have other questions about access, please call us on 020 8981 6617 or email


About Coffee Mornings

Coffee Mornings are a way in which dance/performance makers and doers can talk about the relationships between issues of production, public policy and the politics of the artwork that they are making and doing. Each event has a different theme, and is led by a different artist or group. The events are free and open to all artists. We sit around the kitchen table and eat and talk.

Coffee Mornings at Chisenhale Dance Space were initiated in 2011 by Gillie Kleiman, and taken over in 2015 by Hamish MacPherson, both independent dance artists and members of the artistic community around the organisation. They are now facilitated by Es Morgan, CDS staff and artist member. If you would like to host one, find out more here.