Utilizing the Arts to Address Self -Care and Compassion Fatigue: Tara Rynders Brings Movement to Rose Medical Center

A series of dance and yoga classes created by Tara Rynders in collaboration with Rose Medical Center (RMC), will be offered to hospital personal and the surrounding community at RMC in Spring of 2018, to be followed by an immersive dance performance. This project is funded by a 2017-2018 grant from Arts in Society.

A new project led by longtime nurse and acclaimed dancer/choreographer Tara Rynders, called "The Clinic" will be comprised of local dancers offering movement and dance classes to the hospital personal at Rose Medical Center (RMC) and the surrounding community next spring in Denver, Colorado. Participating dancers will also offer two weekends of education classes open to all nurses. These classes will offer opportunities for nurses to utilize the arts and movement to gain insight on how to authentically connect with patients, offer self-care tips, and provide support for creating change within oneself in order to find the joy that nursing has to offer.

The artists of The Clinic will begin with an open rehearsal process at RMC that will take place every Monday night until their performance,  and include an open warm-up/yoga that all hospital personal are welcome to take, as well as one on one performances with patients in the acute care setting at RMC, and one on one time working with nurses with the arts to help create a closer connection with their patients.

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An immersive dance performance open to the public and taking place inside RMC is scheduled for Spring or Fall of 2018, dates TBA. Together artists, dancers, musicians and nurses will create an evening length immersive performance that brings people of walks of life together to experience an evening of laughter, movement, tears, and the beauty found in the most unexpected places.