Friday, May 4, 2018

Resilience Has Stayed With Me

On Sunday I wrote about Resilience, a presentation by Toronto's Lookup Theatre. As I noted in my piece, I was very impressed by the show.

I realized today that I still think about what I saw, heard, and felt. The crowd was a good one; I understand it was a sell-out. The performers, a mix of people who have dealt with mental health issues of their own, and those who have experienced the loss of someone close to them, were top notch, which only added to my enjoyment of "Resilience".

My favourite of the vignettes was probably this one: two performers from the asylum break free from their institutional overalls by rising like flowers from the ground; they walk gracefully to a suspended welded tube frame box, within which they 'dance' in mirror to one another. The theme here was about finding a friend and sharing experiences. I was moved by the sequence, even more so when I thought about it later.

Resilience has stayed with me and I wanted to share a little of it with my readers.

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