Strand: 2014 - 2018 Stroke Odysseys
Four consultant neurologists and a Rosetta Life artist reflect on the impact of creativity on the stroke damaged brain’s ability to heal itself – neuroplasticity. Set against Rosetta Life’s evolving Stroke Odysseys performance project – 2013-2019.
A section from the song cycle developed with Orlando Gough and patients from Altnagelvin Chest Heart and Stroke Hospital Derry. Produced as part of Derry, City of Culture 2013. For the full concert see www.strokeodysseys.org
Challenging the stigma and perception of disability nationally. With funding from the Arts Council of England we worked with our Stroke Survivor participants, composer Orlando Gough, choreographer Choreographer Ben Duke, musician Sarah Homer, filmmaker Magali Charrier, and singers, Melanie Pappenheim and Elizabeth Mansfield to test the feasibility of developing a performance featuring stroke survivors supported by professional performers that could tour England and Ireland in 2018. Here some glimpses of the process.