Keeping Our Torch

Keeping Our Torch


Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati, OH

A dance-infused performance celebrating diverse stories of intergenerational wisdom.

“Keeping our Torch” is a dance-infused performance highlighting aging community members’ diverse stories of wisdom and joy throughout life. This collaborative project is inspired by real-life stories from community elders on the formative milestones of their lives, the wisdom that they’ve gained and would like to pass along, and their hopes for intergenerational joy. Stories were collected by Pones artists and passed along to elder/aging artists to interpret into vignettes on creative aging.
What does it look like to keep the creative torch lit throughout life?
What wisdom can generations share?
How do we age, courageously, together?

Category: Dance/Physical Theatre

Tags: Seniors, Interdisciplinary, Multi-generational

Rating: PG-13 (13+)

Venue: Gabriel’s Corner

Please note there is no late seating for this production.

Based on current infection rates and active cases, Cincy Fringe plans to make masking encouraged, but optional in performance spaces for audiences for the 2023 Festival.

Please note that we will re-evaluate this policy if infection rates rise significantly before or during the Festival, in the interest of keeping the festival accessible to our most vulnerable artists, patrons, and staff.

Thank you for your understanding.

Artist Bio

Pones provides artistic opportunities for community growth by creating engaging new ways for audiences to experience dance. Founded in 2008, this company creates site-specific performances through a fusion of dance and other art forms. Pones’ accessible and participatory performances have been seen regionally and internationally. Pones performers use their bodies to speak their minds. The collective uses its signature ‘pedestrian-inspired’ movement to spark collaboration, connection, and community. Pones believes that art creates powerful change.

Past Fringe Credits

2021 – Cincy Fringe – “Current”

2020- Cincy Fringe, Rochester Fringe, and Minnesota Fringe – “Proximity”

2019 – Cincy Fringe – “Between 3 and 5”

2017 – Cincy Fringe – “Place/Setting”2016 – Cincy Fringe – “Graphic”

2015 – Cincy Fringe – “Shelter”

2014 – Cincy Fringe – “Traffick”

2013 – Cincy Fringe – “Choose Your Own Adventure”

2012 – Cincy Fringe – “Project Activate”

2011 – Indy Fringe – “That One Show”

2011 – Cincy Fringe – “The Body Speaks: Movement”

2011 – Chicago Fringe – “The 4 Food Groups”

2010 – Cincy Fringe – “Live Documentary of Dance”

2010 – Indy Fringe “The 4 Food Groups”

2009 – Cincy Fringe – “The 4 Food Groups”