Beyond the Marigolds

Stevenson, Sian (2016) Beyond the Marigolds. Performance at the Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, 02 Dec 2016, Canterbury. DVD.

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Abstract

Beyond The Marigolds “It was like nothing else I have ever seen - thought-provoking, emotional, wonderful” “This is not about age - it is about being human” “Thrilling” “Delightful and strangely moving” “Inspirational” Beyond the Marigolds peels off those iconic rubber gloves and dredges the nooks and crannies of daily life and fantasy. Revisiting times of love, intimacy and sheer boredom seven women reveal the rich emotional hinterland held secret by older women. Combining live and digital forms, the company takes their audience on a journey of life’s messy acts of meaning – and attempt nothing less than to discover the purpose of life. Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company create high quality performance opportunities for older people. Working as co-authors, we celebrate the vitality of participants, challenging views of being an ‘old’ woman, providing a performance platform for those voices to be heard via movement, music and digital projection. We consider the funny side of things, the stuff of life, and all that moves us, producing work that is daring, comic, and moving. While the use of humour draws people in, the work often has a twist which challenges audiences to re-examine their pre-conceptions and assumptions.

Item Type: Show / exhibition
Projects: [UNSPECIFIED] Beyond the Marigolds
Uncontrolled keywords: Dance-Theatre, Age, Memory, Personal identity, Co-Authorship, Empowerment, Health and Well being, Arts and Health
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Drama and Theatre
Depositing User: Sian Stevenson
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 16:12 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:59 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/65019 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Stevenson, Sian: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1430-6505
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