Beatrice Allegranti Dance Theatre live performance
I’ve Lost You Only To Discover That I Have Gone Missing
During 2017 Beatrice Allegranti Dance Theatre created bespoke participatory dances for people living with the rare diagnosis of young onset dementia and their families. This dance theatre work in progress emerges from the stories shared and relationships forged. An international cast of four dancers: Luke Birch (UK), Sabrina Gargano (Italy), Takeshi Matsumoto (Japan), Aneta Zwierzynska (Poland) take to the stage to share the impact of these autobiographical dementia stories on their own bodies. Through a choreographic blend of dance theatre woven with Jill Halstead’s commissioned soundscore the audience is invited to bear witness to the challenges faced when engaging with wider existential and ethical taboos that the dementia stories have provoked: loss (of self; language; identity; relationship), fractured intimacy, caring for self-other, safety and consent. This dance theatre work in progress offers audiences an embodied kinship – allowing for the ineffable experiences of dementia to be collectively shared.
Schedule for the evening:
Doors open at 17:30
18:00 Short Film Screenings
19:00 Pre-performance Participatory Dance
19:30 Dance Theatre Performance
20:00 Audience discussion and Q&A
Please note that this event will take place in Transmitter Hall, accessible next to BBC tower on the south terrace.