Friday, January 27, 11:30 am, Showplace

Surfacing

Surfacing

  • Frank Flynn
  • 15 minutes
  • 2016
  • Canada
  • Friday, January 27, 11:30 am, Showplace
Sponsored by Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge

A reflection on how suicide touched a family’s life, expressed through dance

Director and playwright Frank Flynn was rendered speechless and heartbroken when his wife took her own life. Months later, a performance inspired him to collaborate with a dancer (Rachel Bemrose) and musician (Blake Richardson) to tell his story. This dance / soundscape/ poem was created for Frank’s children as a living memorial to their mother. But it is simultaneously an invitation into the discussion of mental health, stigma, and healing.