A performance sharing a powerful insight into living with dementia.
In February 2023, the first public Australian performance of To Whom I May Concern® took to the stage.
A unique collaboration between Group Homes Australia, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Dementia Australia, the live stage performance saw individuals share their poignant and uniquely personal experiences of living with dementia and mild cognitive impairment through verbatim theatre and music curated by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Group Homes Australia Founder and Executive Director, Tamar Krebs said: “We were proud to partner with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, UNSW and Dementia Australia to change the narrative around dementia diagnoses and highlight a need to reimagine living with dementia.”
The result of several months of facilitated group conversations around personal experiences of living with dementia, To Whom I May Concern® distils these stories, bringing to the stage key moments; from noticing initial changes in their lives to receiving and sharing their diagnosis with others, through to the process of learning to adjust their daily lives, and their hopes for the future.
Live music brings home the fact that we are in the realm of people’s emotions. As a result, we are compelled to listen to their stories, to pay attention to them.
In a bid to ignite conversations within the community, To Whom I May Concern® shifts perceptions, redefining the possibilities for those living with dementia.
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