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Roxey Ballet's Healing Arts Initiative 

Stories of Triumph Over Breast Cancer 

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. 



The Painters of  C-WORD

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