Monthly Archives: March 2010

Big city is a place for those young and full of energy. However around 25% of population of Moscow are at the age of retirement. Retired people often go through a hard time finding themselves useless and forgotten sometimes even by their own families. However life should go on and they try to find a new meaning in the circumstances they are trapped in.
In Moscow Sokolniki Park there is an open-air dance club for elderly people. They come there to find new friends and socialize. I can only admire the strength and energy of those brave people who come to dance every Sunday regardless the severe Russian weather conditions.
For a few months I used to photograph, record and interview the dancers. Sometimes I was lucky to hear the true stories but more often people would make up a legend or hide behind the mask. I guess it is more comfortable this way.