MEMENTOS

A COMMUNITY DANCE PROJECT

About the project

Mementos’ is an intergenerational dance project, led by 3rd Stage Dance Company, that will provide participants with the creative tools to explore loss and what matters in life; what we would like to be remembered for, what we remember others for, what we celebrate about individual lives and what we each contribute.

Based around the origins of the word memento – remember that you will die – workshops will be adapted sensitively to facilitate distinct creative responses.

Download the project design document (PDF)

Latest project news

Not long to go…

Last week saw the final rehearsals for each group. We’re now very excited and looking forward to Wednesday’s sharing at the Victoria Hall.

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Childhood

I remember it well, we were
Happy and carefree.
I remember you like this.
Is this how you’ll remember me?

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Combe Lea creative writing and talking

Residents of Combe Lea care home took part in a poetry session with Hilda Sheehan this week. The group discussed Walt Whitman’s ‘Song Of Myself’ and looked at various objects of keepsake to evoke memories of youth and celebrating life. The ladies really enjoyed...

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St Bartholomew’s first workshop

This week saw St Bartholomew’s Church group’s first movement workshop. A really productive, exciting and creative two hours beginning a touching and thought provoking piece. Watch this space…

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Wellsway students in rehearsal

Our group at Wellsway School have been working extremely hard on their piece, learning material and creating playful duets using their own choreography. 3 weeks to go!

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St John’s in full swing

Participants at St John’s in rehearsal this week. Dancing to beautiful and moving music by Emma Holbrook. Dance piece starting to take shape and looking great!

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What is Mementos?

Mementos is an inter generational community dance project, led by 3rd Stage Dance Company and funded by B&NES Council.

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