Judith’s elder Yorkhouse Dancers (ages 70 to 87) will work with a group of younger dancers (ages 11-14) from Lori Lahnemann’s Philadelphia Dance Academy in a process of intergenerational learning and performing. Judith sees that society’s stereotypes patronize and exclude our elders, and she believes that this dance project will challenge mainstream assumptions about this population. Inspired by her own return to dance at 65 years of age, Judith studied adaptive dance and developed her own program for those using wheelchairs and walkers, and other elders with movement restrictions. Both groups will perform matching choreography, some designed by Lori and Judith, and some coming out of improvisational sessions with all the dancers. The project will culminate in public performances and talk back sessions.