Image credit: by Amy Sinead, of PRIME performing Toeing by Line? by Steinvor Palsson
PRIME are Dance Base’s resident dance performance company for dancers aged over 60 years old.
Created by Morag Deyes in 2015, PRIME was born from a desire to change the under-representation of older dancers on stage and to actively challenge stereotypes around ageing, ability, and who can be a dancer.
Since their creation PRIME have worked with some of the best choreographers in the UK to perform progressive and creative choreography which empowers dancers and audiences alike to explore their full potential in life and dance. They have toured nationally and internationally and participated in many festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Luminate and Singapore Silver Arts Festival.
The company are led by their Artistic Director Steinvor Palsson who took over the role from Dance Base’s previous Artistic Director Morag Deyes in 2022. Under Steinvor’s guidance the company created Toeing the Line?, their longest work to date, and have worked with choreographers including Robbie Synge, Sally Potter, Lewis Normand and Aya Kobayashi.
The company currently has 13 members aged between 65 and 80 years old, and we are thrilled that we are now able to welcome 2-3 new members to join PRIME and be part of the company’s next creative chapter!