Rose Rouse is a journalist, editor, poet and dancer. In 2016, she co-founded Advantages of Age, which challenges the media narrative around ageing. She is the author of four non-fiction books and two poetry pamphlets. In 2019, she was awarded a grant by Brent 2020 to create the Willesden Junction Poets and the book of their poems BeWILDering. In 2021, she was awarded an Arts Council England grant to create Dance Me To Death, a collaboration between choreographers FUBUNATION and Advantages of Age. There are ten non-professional dancers and the live performance will take place in the glorious Kensal Green Cemetery, there will also be a short film and an exhibition.
Getting older gets bad press – Advantages of Age is a social enterprise that aims to change the narrative. Founders Rose Rouse and Suzanne Noble are hosting the first Advantages of Age awards ceremony in November 2023
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Dance Me To Death is a collaborative project between dancers and social enterprise Advantages of Age. The event seeks to honour those we have lost during the pandemic as well as creating more open conversations about death and dying.
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