Roxey Ballet's Healing Arts Initiative
Personal Stories of Triumph Over Breast Cancer
April 1st & 12th 2023
Explore the journeys of women who were diagnosed, treated, and survived various stages of breast cancer. Our integrative, multimedia performances celebrate the strength of these survivors through the power of art and nature and their healing effects. Through their personal, physical, and emotional trials, these women found support from their fellow survivors, families and friends, and learned to embrace the powerful transformation this disease has made on their lives, bodies, and spirits.
Each performance will be as unique as the empowering story it represents, but their shared triumphs will be a story that brings us all together.
Originally created through interviews with 22 strong women, choreographer
Mark Roxey and songwriting team Robert Maggio and Matthew Hardy used music, dance, and spoken word to capture the essence of the survivor's stories and lives.
Eleven of the survivors perform alongside the professional dancers of Roxey Ballet.
Roxey Ballet first performed the C-Word originally titled
WE vs C: Personal Stories of Triumph Over Breast Cancer in 2017 through a partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Foundation at the Grounds for Sculpture. This project was such a success a repeat performance was requested
and in June 2019 Roxey Ballet performed to sold out houses at our former home
Canal Studios Theatre.
We continue this healing arts initiative due to high demand with new stories collaborating with a variety of service organization that support survivors to create workshops, outreach, and support above and beyond the performances.
This healing arts project originally involved a variety of quality partnerships with
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Hamilton Foundation, D&R Greenway, Grounds for Sculpture, and the Breast Cancer Resource Center.
The reimagining of C-Word: Stories of Triumph Over Breast Cancer was made possible in part by a grant from the Jr. League of Princeton.
April 1st at 7pm
April 12th at 7pm (Meadow Lakes)
Theater Information for performance on April 1st:
Roxey Event Center
46 North Sugan Rd
New Hope, PA 18938
(Behind the New Hope Eagle Fire House)
Tickets: Adults 13+ - $50
Children 12 and under - $45
Disabled - $45
The house opens 30 minutes prior to the show
Performance Run Time: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
With regard to the Covid pandemic, we are no longer requiring face coverings inside the theater. However, patrons are welcome to wear masks and encouraged to do so if they are not vaccinated. We encourage flexibility with regard to the changing mask mandates and thank you in advance for your understanding.
"I'm honored and touched to produce a project like this that celebrates the lives of Breast Cancer survivors and all who are facing the challenge of any kind of cancer.
The art of dance is at its best when you are able to create meaning that transcends the art of dance, when you can do something much greater than the single word 'dance'. That is what Roxey Ballet is all about".
- Mark Roxey, Artistic Director and Choreographer
The Painters of C-WORD
Roxey Ballet is funded in part by Church & Dwight Employee Giving Fund, Dance New Jersey, Geraldine R Dodge Foundation, Go Fund Me Donors, Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, Merck Company Foundation, New Jersey Cultural Trust, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, New Music USA, and VSA Kennedy Center.