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Roxey Ballet's Healing Arts Initiative 

Personal Stories of Triumph Over Breast Cancer 

April 1st 2023

About C-Word:

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. 


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. 


Performance Date:

April 1st at 7pm

With a survivor talk back at the start of the program 


Theater Information 

Mill Ballet

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

A $5 processing fee is added to all tickets online and at the door


The house opens 30 minutes prior to the show

The performance begins with a talk back with survivors 

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. 

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