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Over the course of a tense parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed fifth-grade teacher engage in a fraught conversation about the recent suspension and subsequent tragedy involving Gidion. The boy may have been the victim of bullying -- or he may have been the bully. The note he left gives no clues. As the women challenge each other, they earn our compassion and a few much-needed laughs, but can they untangle the knot of questions that Gidion left behind? The enthralling discussion develops into a dramatically charged study of what happens when freedom of expression, the failure of our school systems and personal responsibility collide. 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.