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Demolition Derby

Demolition Derby

Repertory Dance Theatre
Leona Wagner Black Box

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Repertory Dance Theatre's LINK Series Presents

DEMOLITION DERBY: When a mind loses its license to drive

November 2-4, 2006
Leona Wagner Black Box Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
7:30 PM

Just as current medical research represents the cutting edge of conception and treatment of dementia, the creators of Demolition Derby view the project as a means to engage, entertain and create awareness through artistic expression. Live performance brings diverse communities to a subject in fresh ways, promotes discussion, and conveys the essence of an issue in all its contradictions.

This project is presented by a broad consortium: Repertory Dance Theatre’s LINK Series, Intermountain Healthcare and LDS Hospital’s Geriatric Cognitive Clinic, Weber State University, University of Utah’s Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging & Research (CACIR), Utah Psychological Association and the Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter.

Created by nationally touring performer/choreographer Erik Stern, Demolition Derby is inspired by Stern’s experiences caring for both parents since 2003. Beautiful, affecting and at times comic, the seventy-minute show takes the audience into the mind of a son as he copes with the scrapes, near misses and collisions of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Featuring five dancers and two musicians/composers, the work fashions light, set, sound, and video design to create a powerful evening of dance/theatre.

The premiere is part of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and will be a component in the Utah Psychological Association’s fall conference. The performance will be followed each night by a panel discussion. Panelists include Drs. Zamrini, Levy and Chelune, all staff at CACIR, and professionals in arts and caregiver organizations.

RUN TIME: 70 minutes

Recommended Ages 9 and up. Everyone must have a ticket and no babes in arms.

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