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Steve Yockey's Pluto is an unconventional family drama that tells the familiar tale of a mother struggling to connect with her son, but places them in a surreal world where the obstacles they face are unexpected and sometimes absurd. The San Francisco Chronicle has described Yockey's artistic voice as "fiercely imaginative and finely tuned," and this latest play continues that trend. In the aftermath of a local tragedy, a single mother tries desperately to jump-start her relationship with her solitary son across the breakfast table. But strange forces keep interfering: odd characters take residence in her appliances, and the family dog not only talks, but has three heads. Oh, and did we mention the angry mob gathering outside? Yockey skillfully allows the mystery of this bizarre day to unfold with perfect pacing, and the audience slowly comes to realize the very real and terrible moment being described through the supernatural events. Learn More
Commissioned by the Dance Exchange and MetLife Foundation, these works feature intergenerational casts and were created to be performed both in traditional performance spaces, as well as in health care settings, such as hospitals, clinics, and rehabilitation centers. Themes include dementia, memory, and the shifting role of caretakers and caregivers.
Recollecting Disappearing, choreographed by Stephanie Miracle, asks audience members to change their view of the space and her multi-generational cast in this meditation on family and dementia.
Graham Brown’s The Better Half smashes expectations of physical paralysis in a duet threaded with love, memory, banter, and camaraderie.
In Martha Wittman’s Companion Dances, roles shift between caretaker and caregiver moment by moment. The duet was inspired by one caregiver who likens physical aid to ballroom dancing.
When Mind Moves Memory, choreographed by Shula Strassfeld and Keith Thompson,examines the power of memory through a duet for a young man and older woman. How do objects and people hold our memories when we’re no longer able to ourselves?
Michelle Pearson’s Vespers searches for meaning and hope in the face of disease, fatigue and weariness. This trio gives witness to the role of caregivers during end of life journeys.