UK premiere for Roehampton academic’s dance theatre production
- Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Dr Beatrice Allegranti’s production is grounded in experiences of families affected by rare young onset dementia
Grounded in the autobiographical experiences of people’s diverse relationships and emerging directly from practice-based research with families affected by rare young onset dementia, I’ve Lost You Only To Discover That I Have Gone Missing explores the complexities of dementia; tackling social and medical taboos about loss, intimacy, vulnerability, consent and othering through dance, spoken word and original music. Watch the trailer here.
The preview performance of I’ve Lost You Only To Discover That I Have Gone Missing is at Camberley Theatre on Saturday 18 September. The show will be followed by a discussion between Stella Duffy O.B.E and Dr. Beatrice Allegranti, Reader in Dance about the University of Roehampton, about all things love, loss and hope.
This will also be the launch of the Moving Kinship Hubs across Surrey and the relaunch of the hubs in London after the pandemic. Moving Kinship is a form of embodied activism that has reached over 1000 people living with young onset dementia and their family carers. Since 2016, the Arts Council England-funded collaborative and participatory project has established ten partners across the arts, health and science sectors, and continues to create bespoke dance theatre performances that support, in creative and embodied ways, the mental health of families affected by young onset dementia.
The production integrates dramaturgy from Stella Duffy O.B.E, lighting design by Jackie Shemish and Ali Hunter, a bespoke sound score by Jill Halstead, live original music from Robert Howat, costume design by Marco Tripoli, and contributions from dance artists Rudzani Moleya, Luke Birch, Aneta Zwierzyńska, Takeshi Matsumoto and Maria Olga Palliani. The project has had significant impact with developing a non-arts audience, reaching public health, dementia and science sectors.
Tickets are £12 and the performance starts at 7:30pm. Please use this link for tickets.