by Mily Mumford
by Emma Zabloski
Korsakoff's Hourglass is a piece designed to comment on memory, mortality and personal history. It follows the relationship of an older woman, an immigrant to Canada from Russia, and a youner neurology intern assigned to her unique case. The older woman, a former ballet dancer, begins to lose her long-term memory and ability to comprehend the present world around her, slipping into a self-made time capsule of the world that once was. The intern becomes both a friend and a character from her past, tying her to reality, and protecting her from her memory. The first reading of the script as a work-in-progress is an opportunity for the audience to provide feedback before a movement workshop of the piece that will talke place in 2013.
Mily Mumford is a local performer, dancer and writer, who also studies neuropsychology at the University of Victoria. She has been performing and sketch-writing with Atomic Vaudeville for the past five years, and has written, produced, and performed her own work in Theatre Skam’s Bike Ride Festival for the past two years. Her fringe play Love is for Superbeasts this past August (2012), which she wrote and performed in, received high praise from local reviewers and the community. This year, her projects include developing new work with Puente Theatre, debuting Cabaret Erotique, an emerging dance and burlesque cabaret, and remounting Love is for Superbeasts.
Prepare to have your senses tickled and your synapses fired as you enter the Keeper’s wondrous world of recollection. A physical, musical, and interactive look at how memory works, Keeper invites you on an intimate journey to learn just how important it is to remember where you come from.
Emma Zabloski is Ottawa-valley born and raised, with French-Ukrainian roots. As artistic director of Zopyra Theatre, she creates original, intimate, and multidisciplinary theatrical events that engage the audience as active creative participants. In Victoria, her work has appeared at the Belfry Theatre's 2012 Spark Festival and at Theatre SKAM's Bike Ride in 2012 and 2012. Her artistic journey has brought her to the University of Ottawa to study theatre, to Poland to train with the Grotowski Workcenter, and most recently to Calgary for the One Yellow Rabbit's Summer Lab. Emma is also member of Victoria-based Catflap Collective and the Ottawa Stilt Union. She is incredibly grateful for Puente Theatre's support in her first solo show adventrue!