I Can’t Find Myself (12mins, 50 secs, Colour)
A short film capturing experiences of dementias.
Direction & Choreography: Beatrice Allegranti
Original Soundscore: Jill Halstead
“The film packs an emotional punch: it does not hide the pain and distress that can be caused, but offers hope in showing glimpses of the warmth and connection that remain”.
Julia Burton Jones, Dementia Pathfinders
The screening will be followed by a talk launching Beatrice Allegranti’s Moving Kinship dance theatre project across Surrey. Come and hear about the impact Moving Kinship has had on families affected by young onset dementia and how you can participate – whether you are directly affected by young onset dementia, a family carer or involved in the health and clinical care of people living with young onset dementia.
Chaired by Nancy Roberts, producer, working with Beatrice Allegranti Dance Theatre. The Roundtable discussion includes:
Dr Beatrice Allegranti: Artistic Director, choreographer, UKCP reg. dance movement psychotherapist, Reader at the University of Roehampton.
Jill Halstead: Professor of interdisciplinary music at the University of Bergen, Norway, composer and collaborator working with Beatrice Allegranti Dance Theatre.
Takeshi Matsumoto: Dance artist working with Beatrice Allegranti Dance Theatre.
Luke Birch: Dance artist working with Beatrice Allegranti Dance Theatre.
Rachel Crookes: Registered Nurse and dementia carer working with Beatrice Allegranti Dance Theatre.
Dr Lara Thorpe: Research Impact Officer for Arts & Humanities, University of Roehampton.
Watch the 3 minute trailer and see further information about the film: http://www.beatriceallegranti.com/portfolio/i-cant-find-myself-2015/
Find out how the film is used as a dementia resource in this feature article written for Therapy Today Magazine: https://www.bacp.co.uk/bacp-journals/therapy-today/2016/march-2016/dementia-and-embodied-psychotherapy/