Café for Care Partners: a Performance at Woodmere (1)
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About The Event
An event especially for care partners this July:
Join us after our scheduled ARTZ @ Woodmere program in July for a special performance of The Vicissitudes of Travel, by Jennifer Blaine.
The Vicissitudes of Travel is a multi-character, solo-performance adventure through time, memory and art -- conceived, written, and acted by Philadelphia-based performance artist Jennifer Blaine. Blaine's brother was diagnosed with a brain tumor; her experiences of life after his diagnosis gave form to this piece.
According to Blaine, "part of the mission of the show is to connect the invisible community that is impacted by brain issues of all kinds and bring light and transformation. Right now 700,000 people in our country alone are living with brain tumors. That doesn’t include those impacted by Parkinson's, Alzheimer’s and other brain issues and mental health issues the piece also speaks to. Whenever I perform the show absolutely everyone has something to share in the post-show discussion about how the play personally relates to their own lives and people they know in some significant way."
As Joyce Lee, researcher at Penn Memory Center, notes “It really felt like a journey, something that emerged from the heart -- and instructive, bottom-up instead of agenda-driven. It should be performed everywhere.”
For more information about Jennifer Blaine's work, visit www.jenniferblaine.com
Cafés for Care Partners are an opportunity to get together informally outside the context of a support group. The cafes are definitely supportive-- but they're also periods of respite, a chance to kick back, go someplace new with new and old friends, and share a cup of coffee or glass of wine.