AN EVENT REIMAGINED
In September 2017, The Imagination Network brought together a team of people to research and create a theatrical production that explored the lived experience of dementia through the ideas, creativity and ingenuity of those living it. The planned premiere was set for July 2020 at Good Samaritan Canada Christenson Village, a 140 person care home in Gibsons BC. After the COVID 19 pandemic hit, production plans were halted. Dauntless and determined, the group forged on. Pivoting like the rest of society to on-line platforms, a new plan emerged: BACKSTAGE PASS, a virtual on-line extravaganza of research, puppetry, dialogue, music, discussion, sculpture and so much more. Experience a new way to view aging and dementia.
WATCH THE RECORDINGS
The programs for each presentation are similar with slight variations.
WATCH BACKSTAGE PASS
Recorded Live on Thursday, June 25, 2020
Recorded Live on Friday, June 26, 2020
WE WOULD LOVE YOUR FEEDBACK
Thank you for attending our presentation. We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to share your feedback with us. We will review all responses and use them as we plan the next phases of the Raising The Curtain II project.
This 6-foot tall anatomically correct heart sculpture was adorned with the words of contributors from around the world. During our event, we hosted an online chat where people shared with us their stories and names of loved ones they are currently distanced from due to the pandemic or other reasons. It was a great success and we decided to continue building on this collaborative sculpture. Learn more about this piece.
Special thanks to our sponsors and funders whose ongoing contributions have made this project possible.