Throughout the performance of Losing your Marbles: Befriending forgetting there are several soundtracks played in the space. These sounds and music tracks are overlayed with words/texts. Losing my Marbles: Befriending Forgetting broadly examines what chaos (resulting from forgetfulness) is both in society (such as Alzheimer's and dementia) and in dance. Dancers in this experimental work learn choreographic techniques to forget the choreography. The dance premiered April 2018 in London, England at the Dance in the Age of Forgetfulness conference. Initially a solo, the video link presents a restaging of the work with a community of students at Ursinus College.
Voices layered over
Sound effect of spinning coins in the whirlwind donation buckets at some DQ’s
“What is Forgetting”
“Drawing a blank”
“The Opposite of Remembering”
“Welcome to ‘Losing your Marbles: Befriending Forgetting’, where chaos is our friend. Please refrain from videoing as forgetting can be a vulnerable experience. Welcome to the experiment.”
Excerpt from the movie: Finding Dory
Dory: Hank! What's the plan?
Hank: The plan is I'm gonna stay here forever.
Dory: Okay. Good plan. I'm sorry. I'm sorry, Hank. I'm sorry. I can't remember right.
Jenny: Sweetie. Sweetie.
Charlie: Oh, watch out, kelpcake.
Male Sunfish: Oh, watch where you're going.
Young Dory: I'm sorry, Daddy. I'm sorry I can't remember right.
Jenny: Oh, sweetie. Sweetie, you don't need to be sorry. You know what you need to do? Just keep swimming.
Jenny: And I bet you can remember that because we're just...We're gonna sing a song about it. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim swim swim, we swim.
Charlie: Just keep swimming. Swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim, swim, we swim
Young Dory: Just keep swimming, just keep swimming
“Elevation” intro by UT
Pomp & Circumstance March by Edward Elgar
“Part of the List” by Ne-Yo
Intro soundtrack to Gray’s Anatomy
Tychkosky’s “Waltz of the Flowers”
“Rocketeer” by Far East Movement
“What is forgetting”
“What is remembering”
“Stiff Upper Lip” by AC/DC
“Who have you forgotten?”
“What and Who do you want to remember?”