Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dance and Stories Honour Nursing Profession

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“An Evening Celebrating the Lives of Nurses and Nursing”


Lift-Breathe-Carry, a spoken-word performance by Verb Ballets,
Cleveland’s National Repertory Dance Company
Based on the poetry of Jeanne Bryner, RN, BA

Readings by Cortney Davis, RN, MA, ANP, from her latest book
The Heart’s Truth: Essays on the Art of Nursing (Kent State University Press)

Audience Talk-Back moderated by:

Martin Kohn, PhD, Center for Literature, Medicine and Biomedical Humanities, Hiram College

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
450 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15904

Doors open at 7:15 pm
Performance starts at 8:00 pm

Admission: Free
Seating is limited. Reservations required.
(412) 647-5832 or

Lift-Breathe-Carry is a spoken-word performance based on poems in the book Tenderly Lift Me by Jeanne Bryner, RN. These poems tell the stories of nurses from around the world, spanning over three centuries. From a nurse in a Quebec hospital in 1694 and a nurse caring for victims of the Oklahoma City bombings in 1994, to Helen Albert, civil rights activist and first African American nurse from Trumbull County Ohio.

Verb Ballets is Cleveland’s National Repertory Dance Company. The mission of Verb Ballets is to promote and develop interest in and appreciation for contemporary dance nationally, regionally and locally through performance, programs that promote learning and nurture wellness, audience and community dialogue and advocacy efforts to support the art form.

As a curator of expressive movement that is globally connected and nationally respected, Verb Ballets is a leader in performing dance works of the highest caliber including historical masterpieces, works by outstanding contemporary choreographers and by dynamic emerging artists.