Provocation Series: “Ghost” Return to Mourning

by Deedra Salange Ladouceur (she/her)

Location: Contemporary Calgary, Centennial Planetarium

Wed, Jun 12th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Wed, Jun 12th, 2019 at 9:30 pm
Fri, Jun 14th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Fri, Jun 14th, 2019 at 9:30 pm

“Ghost” Return to Mourning is my biographic exploration of personal sentiment and opinions’ regarding death of a loved one and what follows. In hindsight true emotion is made clearer, returning to past memories and divulging these hidden truths have allowed me the chance to face darkness within myself. We have all felt shamed for daring to speak of the dead in our lives, both positive and negative experiences with them. I wish to challenge that shame, and honour the difficult experiences I have gone through. By immortalizing my memory in a format I greatly respect, live theatre. With aspects of lyrical storytelling; in multiple mediums such as base poetry, spoken word, and music. I have invited three people I trust to help elevate this project and push it past what I have envisioned. Death, much like life is one thing every creature on this earth has in common. For me, it has been the one experience that has separated me from relating to others. Death has been my life and I wanted to share why, so I wrote a letter to death.

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