Kairos Alive! transforms lives through dance and story, and raises awareness of the importance of creative involvement across the lifespan for verifiable health benefits. Our Choreography of Care™ programs promote personal and community well-being through our Intergenerational Dance Hall™ public participation events, our Dancing Heart™ weekly programming, our Community Arts and Wellbeing™ Residencies, and other programs. We empower intergenerational and intercultural communities through participatory dance, music and story — with elders at the center.
Fri20Sep20197PM-8:30PM2720 W. 43rd Street, Minneapolis, MN (3rd floor above Wild Rumpus)
Did you know there’s a dance floor above Wild Rumpus? The Lake Harriet Dancing Club met there weekly, swingin’ in the 40s and boppin’ in the 50s! Now, the Linden Hills based organization Kairos Alive! is celebrating 20 years of impact by bringing its Intergenerational Dance Hall™ to this historic space, now a private home. Come join us for an exciting evening of dance and music, featuring live performances by Twin Cities musicians and educators Tom Johnson, Maurice Jacox, Vladimir Garrido-Biagetti, and students from the Linden Hills House of Music. Supported by the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC), this free family-friendly event is for all ages and abilities.
Choreography of Care™
Intergenerational Dance Hall™
– a revival of the dance hall as the community intersection of artistic, physical and social involvement – designed for all ages and abilities (ages 5-101), with elders at the center. These intergenerational, intercultural events feature live music, and participatory dance, story and theatre – intended to promote arts participation, health education and personal and community well-being. These are often paired with other health promotion programs of collaborating organizations.
– a nationally recognized program which vitally engages older adults of every ability, – including those who are physically frail, with Parkinson’s, early-mid-late stage Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia – in weekly arts participation and health education through interactive dance and storytelling. These 90-minute sessions put elders at the center of community activities, and have shown to positively improve the health of participants.
Community Arts and Wellbeing™ Residencies
– are custom implementations of Kairos Alive! Choreography of Care™ programs, designed to promote intergenerational community coherence and leadership development. Residencies are developed in collaboration with participating arts, healthcare, Tribal, education and social service organizations. The result is an integrated, interactive arts, health and creative aging program designed for specific community needs.
Choreography of Care™ is a way of participating in the world, through collaborative caring encounters of dance, music and story to create personal and community wellbeing.
WHAT WE DO
Putting elders at the center of communities.
SUPPORT WHAT WE DO
Help us in our commitment to transform lives through dance and story, and raise awareness of the importance of creative involvement across the lifespan.