Vital: A Fugue on Aging
Vital: A Fugue On Aging is a 30 minute Ethnographic Performance, which seeks to tell the story of caregivers and vulnerable seniors. Commissioned by the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) in 2018, Vital: A Fugue on Aging is based on its qualitative study: Vulnerable Older Adults & Caregivers in Washtenaw County, by Abbie Lawrence-Jacobson, Ph.D., LMSW
Vital: A Fugue On Aging illustrates through six connected episodic scenes, the ways in which those who are caregivers, and those who are being cared for try to live in and through social and health care systems, economic and the reality that the "aging are taking care of the aging".
The Performance is Framed in the Following Ways:
Vital: A Fugue on Aging is generative performance designed to catalyze dialogue around caregiving and aging. Each show is followed up by a dialogue/discussion based on the intended audience and/or organization/event.
Who is Vital: A Fugue on Aging for?
Social Service Organizations