Imagine accepting that each moment is a chance to start over.
Imagine being unhindered by memory. Imagine not being able to think, but only to imagine. It would be a bit like dreaming.
And what is it that counts in our dreams?
What can we take with us when we die?
It’s something that aging, and even dementia, can’t take away. It’s those moments of communion that we have known, with creatures, gardens and gods…otherwise known as love.
Living isn’t easy, and neither is dying, but it is all interlaced with moments of great richness…little victories. Victoria savors every moment. I was glad to find a bit of myself in her-I hope that you will too.
In the work Victoria, Montreal’s acclaimed Dulcinea Langfelder is all at once an actor, dancer, mime and storyteller, incorporating physical theatre, music, multi-media.
Victoria is a wheelchair-bound 90 year-old suffering from the loss of memory, autonomy and just about everything else, Langfelder melds tragedy with humour. This multi-disciplinary work dazzles audiences with its humour and compassion while addressing old age, vulnerability, loss and death. She and her creative team sought to open dialogues and change attitudes towards old age, others’ as well as our own. Victoria proposes a positive image and reassures people who feel excluded, be it by aging, solitude, illness, handicap… socially or politically.
Show runs Saturday, October 27th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 28th at 2:00 pm.
Tickets on sale now: Tickets are $35 adult, $25 senior, $15 children and youth up to aged 18
Group rates are available. Bring family, friends or colleagues for this powerful performance that touches us all.