Across Mexico, Older Women Are Dancing to Defy the Heartache of Loneliness
Al Jazeera
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June 8, 2015

Viewfinder - My Dancing Heart (Al Jazeera)

When you reach that latter stage of life so many assumptions are made: you will retire, you will relax or slow down and definitely leave the fast lane of life behind. All with the idea that you will happily accept being something less.

But this film looks at a small group of the senior set who get up on their feet every day and enthusiastically chase their next challenge, and in doing so challenge conventional thinking about the elderly.

They dance in the traditional Mexican style, Danzon. They meet Saturday nights in the public plazas of Mexico City to explore the sensuality of dance, enjoy romance and seek out the possibility of love in this, their last chapter of life.As we follow their embrace of new passions, we witness the transformation of these ageing souls from the nameless and neglected to - if only for a small stage or a brief moment - become lithe, lively stars living to the fullest at the onset of twilight.

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