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Posted on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 1:21 p.m.

Themes of memory loss to be addressed in multimedia dance performance 'Resulting in This'

By Ann Dwyer

The difficult themes of memory loss and dementia will be addressed in Lauren B. Morris' Department of Dance MFA thesis concert, "Resulting in This," at the Betty Pease Studio Theater.

Morris will use original choreography, costumes, video, projection imagery, text, music and props to explore and express the different stages of mental degradation and the effects it has on identity.

Three videos playing throughout the performance will tell the stories of Morris' grandmothers, each of whom were diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dimensia.

The work is in collaboration with Martin Montgomery, director and editor of the videos; Katherine Nelson, costume designer; and Dennis Morris and Raphael Szymanski, music and sound composition.

Thu-Sat., March 21, 22 and 23. 8 p.m. $5. Tickets are available one hour prior to the performance. For more information, contact the Department of Dance at 734-763-5461. The Dance Studio is located at 1310 N. University Ct., Ann Arbor.