Our performance companies
We create original performances with stroke and brain injury survivors, using music, movement, and dance, in community and hospital settings across the UK. These regional projects go on to become established performance companies with local ambassadors who continue to produce, create and advocate locally, supporting other stroke survivors on their journey to recovery.
A focal point for the region
Odysseys provides a powerful focal point to bring together the clinical, social and cultural community assets of an area to establish a long term and sustainable model for supporting people living with brain injury using the performance arts.
We have established regional performance companies and offer the opportunity for other regions to adopt our model.
Performers learn new skills, regain confidence and find the opportunity to perform themselves; exploring themes of recovery, hope, loss, identity and can move forward through the rehearsal and devising process, as part of a closely bonded company.
The initiative happens best when it is supported by key organisations, networks and agencies that pool material resources and capabilities and embed research and evaluation into the process with the ambition of learning together and openly sharing insights.
The story of Stroke Odysseys in Bristol began, as is often the case, with a conversation between our team and interested people from the healthcare and research sectors in Bristol.
Reading Borough Council’s Culture team supported the project 2019-2020 and the project continues to grow in 2020 with support from New Directions College.
In 2014, Rosetta Life was awarded a four-year practice based research project funding by Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Charity.