UPCOMING EVENT – ENCORE!
On June 2nd and 3rd 2022, we will be gathering to celebrate and showcase 5 years of the Raising the Curtain Project, sharing about the lived experience of dementia from the creativity and perspective of those living it! Click the button below for more details about the event and how you can participate or sign-up to our Imagination Network newsletter.
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
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.