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Oderin Sarah Joy Stoker and Andrea Tucker © Malin Enström

#DanceForth & Neighbourhood Dance Works presents Oderin

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  Nov 26, 2020 - 5:30 pm EST   30 minutes with no intermission.

Oderin is a new dance theatre creation (currently in development) based on a collection of poems by Newfoundland poet Agnes Walsh (Oderin, Pedlar Press 2018). These exquisite poems depict Walsh’s mother’s difficult life growing up in Placentia, Newfoundland, then her later decline living with dementia. A tender and raw account of a personal mother-daughter relationship, this work brings rich and complex human experiences to life through an provocative multidisciplinary collaborative lens.

“These poems present a unique opportunity to put all my learning over 45 years of play-making as actor, director and teacher into the challenge of staging these poems. Oderin explores one’s sense of duty and devotion, the experience of resettlement, nostalgia, family, landscape, the loss of memory and self, dementia and death [...]” - C. Tomlinson

Artists

  • Director Charlie Tomlinson
  • Dancers Ambre Borotsik, Andrea Tucker, Sarah Joy Stoker
  • Poetry Agnes Walsh, Oderin by Peder Press (2018)
  • Read by Christine Care, Bridget Wareham, Pamela Morgan, Andrea Tucker, Agnes Walsh
  • Production Stage Manager Mara Bredovskis
  • Stage Manager and Costume Alison Helmer
  • Lighting Philip Winters
  • St John’s Videographer Brian Kenny
  • LSPU Hall Venue Technicians Phil Winters, Adam Foran
  • Video Projection - Director Jesse Gervais
  • Video Projection - Director of Photography Wes Doyle
  • Video Projection - Lighting Technician Simon Wicks
  • Oderin Funder ArtsNL
  • Neighborhood Dance Works - Artistic Director Calla Lachance
  • Neighborhood Dance Works - General Manager Leslie Pierce
  • Neighborhood Dance Works - Publicist Branden On

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