Choreography: Lesley Telford Dancers: Stéphanie Cyr and Kiera Hill Dramaturgical Assistance: Barbara Adler Lighting, Costumes: Lesley Telford Photography: David Cooper Premiere: May 25th, 2022 The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Gem-like is a premiere inspired by both the frustrations and the small "gem-like" moments experienced in long-term care with my mother. I am left with an admiration for the search for beauty and small bits of joy through all this, especially by those in the toughest positions. The work explores: What does disappearance feel like? How do we find ways to perform the systems we live in and more importantly perform for the sheer will to connect?
Inverso Productions gratefully acknowledges that the land on which we work and create is the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. We are committed to ongoing learning to be informed allies of Indigineous people.