SOME PEOPLE SAY
POP-UP DUETS (FRAGMENTS OF LOVE)
Janis Claxton Dance
A collaborative performance for people living with dementia, their loved ones and those who care for them.
Curious Shoes provides an opportunity for somebody with dementia to share the experience of seeing a piece of high-quality theatre, without it being a stressful or worrying experience.
It offers a chance to be creative, to be seen and to be heard.
On stage there are two Trumps - a different articulation of opposing views. They are separate, they do not see each other; they weave, miss, clash yet, at times, cohere; they will find themselves irrevocably tied together, an undeniable counterpoint to the other.
Some People Say examines the complexities of a dichotomy, to explore, sketch and propose an intricate, ever-shifting interrelationship.
The highly acclaimed work POP-UP Duets (fragments of love), was presented at National Museum of Scotland as part of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe and Made in Scotland Showcase.
Receiving 5-star reviews and over 75,000 views on BBC Loop, POP-UP Duets was listed as one of the top dance works of 2016 in the Observer, winning the Creative Edinburgh Collaboration Award.