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THE POET
COMING JUNE 2021
Producer

Lynn Cochran-Schroder

Co-Producers

Stacy & John Crane
Kathleen Winkler

Original Music Score Commission

Ginger & Doug Pisik

Synopsis

TMBT resident choreographer Tara Lee’s new dance film, The Poet, is a story about a man who is losing his memory and attempts to hold on to what he knows through his poetry.

"My interest for this piece is to find the beauty that potentially remains in one's mind amidst the fundamental losses that come with dementia," says Lee. “Despite the fading of memory, can someone still find themselves through art and remember what is most emotionally life-affirming,” she muses. “How do loved ones connect to someone that is losing connection to them? What is the legacy of someone who doesn’t remember their own life?”

The Terminus artists and Lee are exploring these questions and how that translates to dance and film. “Dementia (and Alzheimer’s Disease) continues to be a mystery to science,” says Lee, “and we will be approaching it through art and dance, whose territory is the mysterious and indefinable.”

Choreographer

Tara Lee

Music

Original Score by Andy Kurtz

Poetry

Kahlil Gibran

Film Director

Joseph Guay

Cinematographers

Joseph Guay & Cody Collins

Editors

Cody Collins & Tara Lee

TMBT Dancers

Christian Clark, Isaiah Franklin*, Heath Gill, Laura Morton, Rachel Van Buskirk, John Welker, Abigayle Wright

*Guest dancer and Terminus School graduate
Costume Designer

Tamara Cobus

Makeup & Hair

James Weis

Lighting Designer

Ben Rawson

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre

760 Tenth Street NW.
Atlanta Ga. 30318

(470) 733-8274info@terminus-serenbe.com