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‘HereAfterHere: A Self-Guided Tour of Eternity’ Performance to Benefit Hospice of the Valley, San Jose

Photo courtesy of Chunyi McIver
Photo courtesy of Chunyi McIver

Multimedia concert interprets scenarios about what happens after we die

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 13, 2014 – What really happens after we die? Renowned Santa Cruz director and choreographer Tandy Beal explores this key question in an uplifting multimedia performance in “HereAfterHere: A Self-Guided Tour of Eternity,” a benefit for Hospice of the Valley, the San Jose-based nonprofit organization, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, at the Louis B. Mayer Theatre at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara.

Directed by Beal with music by Jon Scoville, “HereAfterHere” is a multimedia performance of dance, music, video, text and spoken word, all aimed at expanding the imagination on what could be waiting for us on the other side. The dancers and actors create a palette of magical visuals, ideas and images, humor and kinetic poetry about the after-life. The performance balances historical ideas about death with what we think today. 

“There are 77 million Baby Boomers right now and we’re all looking at this issue,” Beal said. “I wanted to open up a dialogue, hopefully before it’s a crisis in people’s lives.”

The audience will also be invited to participate – as they arrive at the theater, attendees have an opportunity to send text messages with their ideas about life after death. Those ideas are then projected on a screen for the audience to view as they wait for the show to begin.

“We are honored to be the beneficiary of Tandy’s uplifting multimedia performance of “HereAfterHere”, said Sally Adelus, president and CEO of Hospice of the Valley. “The magical and interpretive performances by these incredible dancers and actors, plus the imaginative visual effects will highlight the importance of end-of-life conversations.”

The March 28 benefit tickets are $75 per person and include VIP seating with a special post-performance meet-and-greet with the performers. The Louis B. Mayer Theatre at Santa Clara University is located at the corner of Franklin and Lafayette streets in Santa Clara. Hospice of the Valley benefit tickets are available at hospicevalley.org/hereafterhere or call Amy Ramsey at 1.408.559.5600.

About Hospice of the Valley

Hospice of the Valley is a nonprofit organization in Silicon Valley that provides serious illness and end-of-life care programs and services, including palliative and hospice care, grief counseling for adults, children and families, and emotional support, education and practical assistance. The organization also provides individual counseling and loss-specific support groups to anyone who has experienced the loss. Established in July 2013, the Palliative Care Center Silicon Valley, the first independent, community-based, licensed outpatient center of its kind in California for seriously ill patients and their families, is a division of Hospice of the Valley. Hospice of the Valley also provides a community resource website for caregivers and families at seriousillness.org/santaclaracounty. Serving Santa Clara County since 1979, Hospice of the Valley honors all cultures, beliefs, values and traditions and is committed to serving its diverse community and providing equitable access to care for all regardless of financial ability. For more information, call 408.559.5600 or visit hospicevalley.org.

 

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Media Contact:

Hospice of the Valley

Jeanne Wun

Community Relations

jwun@hospicevalley.org

1.408.489.6787

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