Performing Ourselves has become the principle motif running through Rosetta Life’s creative initiatives in the health arena. Performance enables the frail and the vulnerable to speak for themselves and to represent themselves directly. In this people can change perception and challenge stigma.
It entails offering those living with serious illness, their carers, and the bereaved, the creative means to explore and express significant feelings and ideas, and convey them to the audience of their choice. This audience may be a single loved one, the hospice community, a theatre audience, or the wider public through the internet. The means may be theatre, dance or song. Or it may be the spoken word, film, or photography. Working with Rosetta Life artists, participants find voice, recover self-esteem and re-discover balance in lives knocked sideways by illness.