Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater: Arts & Healthcare Project

Ali DeCamillis January 31, 2020

Gilda’s Club Twin Cities and Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT) are calling all healthcare & mental health professionals to take part in an upcoming  Arts & Healthcare project.

SPDT has enjoyed a close relationship with Gilda’s Club since developing The Listen Project, a performance work based upon the personal stories of individuals impacted by cancer. These stories offered caregivers, patients, and family members the opportunity to give creative expression to their experiences of living with cancer. 

SPDT has been at the forefront of the Arts & Health field since 1996 when the company collaborated with caregivers at The University of Florida to create Still Life with Rose. Inspired by personal experiences of grief and loss, the piece included nurses, physicians, social workers, and hospice staff. 

For its 40th anniversary home season, SPDT will bring this iconic work back to life with a group of Twin Cities professional caregivers. No prior movement experience is required to participate. 

Rehearsals will take place on February 12, 19 & 26 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Gilda’s Club. And the culminating performance will take place on April 2nd, 3rd, & 4th. We hope that you will contribute your voice to this exciting collaboration.

To take part in the project, please contact Artistic Co-Director Suzanne Costello at

For more information on SPDT, please visit For a glimpse into The Listen Project in 2016, view The Listen Project 10-minute Short.