Events

BACKSTAGE PASS

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.

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The programs for each presentation are similar with slight variations.

PRESENTATION #1

Recorded Live on Thursday, June 25, 2020

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PRESENTATION #2

Recorded Live on Friday, June 26, 2020

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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.

THE HEART

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.

DEMENTIA LAB CONFERENCE

Raising The Curtain on dementia lab

The Imagination Network – Raising the Curtain hosted the opening for Dementia Lab 2021! The Dementia Lab conference focuses on how design can “uncover, support & enhance the abilities of people with dementia”. Raising the Curtain opened the conference with a one-of-a-kind montage of performance, spoken word, dialogue, song, puppetry and more. Our team will also presented two workshops.  The Dementia Lab conference was hosted virtually this year by the Health Design Lab at Emily Carr University of Art and Design with talks, workshops, performances online from January 18 – 28th, 2021.

OUR SUPPORTERS

Special thanks to our sponsors and funders whose ongoing contributions have made this project possible.