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?