I’ve Lost You Only to Discover That I Have Gone Missing
(75mins, no interval)
Preview Performance 18th September 2021, Camberley Theatre
Tour dates to be announced
My silence will not protect me now, my voice is out.
This Arts Council England and Surrey Arts/Dance 21 supported dance theatre production is grounded in the autobiographical experiences of people’s diverse relationships. The work emerges directly from the Moving Kinship hubs with families affected by young onset dementia. In probing the complexities of dementia, this immersive dance theatre production tackles social and medical taboos about loss, intimacy, vulnerability, consent and othering – inviting audiences to re-imagine everyday relating as small acts of embodied resistance. Informed by ongoing feminist research, the work considers that dementia-friendly values are ubiquitous and can enrich our perceptions and relating in human and more-than-human ways. Since the work-in-progress tour to 11 venues during 2017-18 (UK, Norway, The Netherlands), and now a production upscale, the work has spanned the deaths of three parents in the artistic team, and a pandemic.
Artistic Direction & Choreography (with the cast)
Aneta Zwierzynska, Maria Palliani, Rudzani Moleya, Takeshi Matsumoto, Luke Birch
Original Soundscore & Lyrics
Original Live Music
Stella Duffy O.B.E
Renascentis by Darcy
Associate Lighting Design
Nick Duncan & Crew
Alice Hiscoke, Geoff Halstall, Jack Baker
Editor for Digital Performance
Nancy May Roberts
Commissioners & Partners
Arts Council England, Surrey Arts, Dance21, Camberley Theatre, Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Alexandra Palace, Dementia Action Alliance, Merton Arts Space, LGBTQI Music Network, Dementia Pathdfinders; University of Roehampton, University of Bergen, Social Acoustics Bergen, Last Chapter Festival, Norway.
Open Senses Festival (May 2017); Babel in Bloom (June 2017); Crouch End Festival (June 2017); Psychoanalysis and Creativity Conference, University of Canterbury (November 2017); Merton Arts Space (December); Alexandra Palace, Transmitter Hall (December 2017); Wellcome Collection (May 2017); Michaelis Theatre, University of Roehampton (March 2018); Bergen International Festival & Social Acoustics (May 2018), Utrecht Centre for the Arts (March 2019).
Neil J Garcia, Poet, professor of Poetry, University of Manila, Phillipines: Review of Beatrice Allegranti’s work-in-progress showing and keynote at GRACE Gender and Cultural Equalities in Europe with Utrecht Centre for the Arts.
Pippa Kelly, Award winning Dementia Journalist, Review of work-in-progress.
Audience responses below.