4 Research and Development.

 

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.

Gobbledegook

Gobbledegook (1:09)

Having fun with Aphasia. Having a laugh with some of the strange sounds that come out.

Kim recalls

Why New Zealand? (8:35)

When Kim first surfaced from his stroke he felt he was lost far away… or his partner Sarah had fled.

Sarah and Kim

The only way out is through (4:57)

Sarah and Kim talk about the devastating impact of Kim’s stroke on their life together.

2A Clarinet

The dismantled clarinet (8:57)

Should artists working health settings expect to be stretched in their work? What is the artist’s responsibility if the intervention takes participants to difficult places? Composer Orlando Gough risks some difficult music with a group of stroke survivors.
What is the artist’s responsibility if the intervention takes participants to difficult places? Composer Orlando Gough risks some difficult music with a group of stroke survivors.

Titus and his other self

Stroke in the spotlight (3:37)

Magali Charrier explores how digital animation might offer a light weight solution to theatre design that addresses the inner life of stroke.

The Swan

Why does my left hand look wooden? (1:30)

When Lil came round from her stroke, the first thing she noticed was….

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