Center for the Arts is presenting the Sandglass Theater’s production
of D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks, a full-length theater piece based
on stories written collaboratively by groups of people with late-stage
dementia, on March 6 (7:30PM) and March 7 (4:30PM and 7:30PM) at The Center Theater.
D-Generation is performed by three puppeteers (the caregivers) and five
puppets (the residents of a care facility). Set to a compelling original
score and striking animated video segments, D-Generation takes us into
a world that is all too much a part of our lives.
“D-Generation brings light to the important health issue of dementia,
which impacts many families in our community, and addresses it in an artful
way,” said Babs Case, The Center’s artistic curator.
Tickets for D-Generation are $15 for seniors/students and $25 for adults.
Tickets will go on sale Thursday, February 5 at 12PM at jhcenterforthearts.org
and in person at The Center Box Office located at 265 S Cache Street.
In addition to the live performances of D-Generation, Center for the Arts
is partnering with St. John’s Medical Center to present TimeSlips
workshops, which are based on using creative expression to improve the
quality of care and life of persons with dementia in long-term care settings.
TimeSlips are geared towards caregivers, family members, and anyone interested
in working with people with dementia.
The free workshops will be held at Teton County Library on Tuesday, March
3 (10:00-11:30AM and 3:30-5:00PM) and at the Senior Center of Jackson
Hole (6:30-8PM). Space is limited, and advance registration is required.
All workshop attendees will receive a free ticket to attend either of
the D-Generation performances on Saturday, March 7 courtesy of St. John’s
Medical Center. Registration is available at tetonhospital.org/timeslips
through Friday, February 27. Please contact Annie Riddell (firstname.lastname@example.org, 307-203-2454) for more information about the workshops.
Sandglass Theater is an internationally acclaimed ensemble theater company
specializing in combining puppets with music, actors and visual imagery.
Since 1982, Sandglass has toured its broad repertoire of award winning
pieces to over 24 countries, performing in theaters, festivals and cultural
institutions. Sandglass also performs and teaches in its own 60-seat renovated
barn theater in Putney, Vermont. Sandglass Theater is associated with
the Sandglass Center for Puppetry and Theater Research, a not-for-profit
ABOUT THE CENTER
Center for the Arts is a hub for the artistic, cultural and creative activity
in Jackson Hole. The Center is home to the community’s 500-seat
theater and 19 Resident nonprofit organizations on a centralized campus,
encouraging collaboration and inspiration. The Center’s Resident
partners employ more than 150 full-time and part-time employees, supported
by some 800 volunteers. Through more than 725 classes, seminars, performances,
and other community activities, over 125,000 people participate in programming
at The Center each year.
MEDIA CONTACT: Anne Bradley, Marketing Director, Center for the Arts