Nov 26, 2020 - 5:30 PM EDT 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