Throughout 2012, CDA’s Artistic Director Michel Moyse collaborated with the Sandglass Theater in Putney to create video components for a new full-length theater piece, D- Generation: An Exaltation of Larks. D-Generation is a world-acclaimed show, involving sophisticated puppetry, video, and live performance. It is written collaboratively by Sandglass players and Brattleboro residents with late-stage dementia
D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks will appear at the Redfern Arts Center in Keene, NH on March 4th at 7:30pm. Visit the Redfern website to purchase tickets.
D-Generation will also be at the Fuller Arts Center at Springfield College in Springfield, MA on March 12th at 7:30pm. Tickets at the door.
ABOUT D-GENERATION: AN EXALTATION OF LARKS
D-Generation, a full-length theater piece, is based on stories written collaboratively by groups of people with late-stage dementia. The work features three puppeteers who portray the caregivers and five puppets who are the residents of a care-facility. It includes a compelling original score and striking animated video segments that bring to life the inner experience of the puppet characters. D-Generation takes audiences into a world that is both mysterious and all too familiar and heartbreaking for families that know it first-hand.
The piece has travelled in New England and the rest of the US and evoked passionate praise from audiences. It works for those who admire its artistic response to aging and also for those with experience in dealing with the dementia of an aging loved one or friend.
D-Generation is funded in part by The New England Foundation for the Arts National Theater Project with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Jim Henson Foundation, The Clowes Fund, Fresh Sound Foundation, The McKenzie Family Charitable Trust and donations from their generous supporters on Kickstarter.
”Beauty, pain and humor combine to make D-Generation, Sandglass Theater’s poignant take on dementia, a powerful experience that is at once heart-wrenching and reassuring”
- Jim Lowe, The Times Argus (Montpelier-Barre VT)