André & Dorine

André & Dorine

A poignant depiction of love and aging disrupted by Alzheimer’s disease.

Performed by Spain’s critically acclaimed Kulunka Theatre Company, it tells the story of an elderly couple —André with his typewriter, Dorine with her cello— and how they relive and reinvent their love together as the disease becomes a permanent part of their relationship.

“In our goal of creating a show without boundaries, our desire is to find a language that transcends the word. A language that thrills and entertains,” said Garbiñe Insausti, a member of the company. “To achieve this, we rely primarily on a theatre of gestures, in which masks act as a bridge to another world of a poetic visual [experience]. Our masks, of deep features, so expressive, so full of life, open the doors of imagination and bring us to a universe in which everything is possible.”

Three actors portray more than 15 different characters through the play, whose story is told through gesture and movement, with no spoken dialogue. The story revolves around André, turning to his typewriter to relive and remember his life with Dorine as her mind slips away —remembering who they were in order to not forget who they are now.

André & Dorine: A lesson of theatre and life.

—Modernícolas Cultural Magazine

Filled with tenderness, nostalgia and love, it provoked deeply felt emotions. It was hard to keep back tears.

—El Mundo

impressive and endearing… it’s easy to see how André & Dorine win audiences.

—Total Theatre

… The piece is full of poetry, beautiful compositions, endearing moments and delightful comedy.

—Modernícolas Cultural Magazine

André & Dorine, a pleasure that seemed to be lost and has been recovered.

—Malaga Hoy

Performances: Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 7pm. Buy tickets online or call 866-811-4111. Tickets are $28-$25, $20-$17 for seniors/students, and discounted tickets are available for YMCA members and groups.

  • Performing arts
  • New York
  • Sep 13, 2012Sep 16, 2012


5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY

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The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY

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Presented by Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain in partnership with the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA.