HereAfterHere Events at The City Library

Main Library

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In HereAfterHere: A Self-Guided Tour of Eternity, Director Tandy Beal addresses universal questions of the afterlife, referencing views from great thinkers like Dante and Blake to religious texts, New Yorker cartoonists, and everyday people of modern times. HereAfterHere will be performed May 9–11 at the Marriott Center for Dance at the University of Utah. In conjunction, The City Library and community partners will host a series of events to explore the afterlife from a variety of angles.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Thu, Apr 25, 6:30pm
Present at the Passing: A Hospice Experiential Workshop
First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, 569 South 1300 East

Tue, Apr 30, 7pm
Community-Wide Read
Benediction by Kent Haruf
15th Street Gallery, 1519 South 1500 East

Wed, May 1, 2–6:30pm
Leaning Into the Light: Community Video Booth
Main Library SHARE Space

Wed, May 1, 6:30pm
In Love With the Products of Time: The Hereafter in Film
screening of After Life (1998) by Kore-ede Hirokazu
Main Library Auditorium

Thu, May 2, 6:30pm
Present at the Passing: A Hospice Experiential Workshop
Main Library, Level 4

Sat, May 4, Noon–6pm
Leaning Into the Light: Community Video Booth
Main Library SHARE Space

Sat, May 4, 1–6pm
Ready or Not... Life, Death, and How to Prepare: Information Symposium
Main Library, Urban Room

Sat, May 4, 2pm
In Love With the Products of Time: The Hereafter in Film
screening of Orpheus (1949) by Jean Cocteau
Main Library Auditorium

Mon, May 6, 6:30pm
Pondering the Imponderables: Metaphors of Science, Art, and Religion
Main Library

Thu, May 9, 7:30pm
HereAfterHere: A Self-Guided Tour of Eternity performance
Alice Sheets Marriott Center for Dance, University of Utah

Fri, May 10, 7:30pm
HereAfterHere: A Self-Guided Tour of Eternity performance
Alice Sheets Marriott Center for Dance, University of Utah

Sat, May 11, 2pm
HereAfterHere: A Self-Guided Tour of Eternity performance
Alice Sheets Marriott Center for Dance, University of Utah

Sat, May 11, 7:30pm
HereAfterHere: A Self-Guided Tour of Eternity performance
Alice Sheets Marriott Center for Dance, University of Utah

Ongoing
Add your comments about the afterlife to the web board: tandybeal.com/projects-hereafterhere-addstory.html

EVENT DESCRIPTIONS
HereAfterHere: A Self-Guided Tour of Eternity

The performance of HereAfterHere: A Self-Guided Tour of Eternity, directed by Tandy Beal, asks the perennial question: “What happens after we die?” Dante, Blake, The Bible, the Qu’ran, Milton—even the New Yorker cartoonists—all celebrate the human capacity to envision a place where no one has ever gone and then returned to tell all to Oprah or Letterman. So we proceed, imagining the unimaginable. This full-length work mixes the poetic, the comic, the mysterious and the chimerical. Beal weaves together her skills in dance, theatre, circus and visual narrative with Jon Scoville’s original music. The show creates a rich mosaic of post-mortem maps, a network of ideas and images, a kinetic and conceptual palette of illusions and metaphors focused on life’s afterstages.

Community-Wide Read
Join Betsy Burton of The King's English and Robert E. Newman, Dean of the University of Utah's Humanities School, in a conversation about Benediction by Kent Haruf. The King’s English Bookshop is offering 20% off of the book to discussion participants. (The discussion will take place at the 15th Street Gallery, 1519 South 1500 East.)

Present at the Passing
We are accustomed to being supportive when people are ill and the focus is on recovery, but we often have little experience with supporting people who are facing the end of life. What about this situation makes it so challenging, uncomfortable, even scary? Presented by Hospice Chaplain Kelly Fogerty, this experiential workshop will explain some of the milestones and changes at the end of life, show you how to support someone facing these changes, and teach you ways to care for yourself and others who may be involved.

Leaning Into the Light
Come and lean into the light of our HereAfterHere video booth and record a brief version of your personal vision of eternity. Video interviews are projected at the entrance of the theater on the nights of the performance of HereAfterHere: A Self-Guided Tour of Eternity, may be used in future performances and will be part of the over 400 interviews now collected and archived for a future project.

In Love With the Products of Time: The Hereafter in Film
Where we go after we die is THE great imaginative leap. Throughout history, artists have been taking this leap into the unknown and have left us in love with the products of time they’ve created. Filmmakers especially in our historical moment have created vivid images of the Heresfter. Enjoy two of the many films in which the filmmaker expresses a personal, artistic vision of where we go after we die, followed by a community discussion.

After Life (1998): This film by Kore-ede Hirokazu asks us to consider what part a significant memory might play in how we spend our eternity here and in the life after.

Orpheus (1949): Artist and art therapist Carleen Jimenez will present Jean Cocteau’s masterwork based on the Greek myth of Orpheus who challenged the underworld and attempted to bring his wife, Eurydice, back to the world of the living. Cocteau sets the story in his contemporary world of post-war Paris.

Ready or Not... Life, Death, and How to Prepare
Everybody’s doing it, but dying is the last thing on our “to do” list. And usually we think about it only when there’s a crisis. Meet some experts with information about how to plan for the financial and healthcare decisions that happen at the end of life.

Pondering the Imponderables: Metaphors of Science, Art and Religion
The use of metaphor is the art at the heart of creativity. How do we talk about the unknown? Does talking about it give it form? Mark Matheson, University of Utah Professor of English and Executive Director of the Tanner Lectures on Human Values will moderate this symposium. Panelists include Dave Kieda, U of U Prof. and Chair of the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; Jay Jacobson, MD, Prof. Emeritus, U of U School of Medicine, Dept. of Medical Ethics; Jerry Gardner/Lama Thupten, dancing Lama; Tandy Beal, Director of HereAfterHere.

Location: Main Library

Contact Information: (801) 524-8200