Projects

This is a list of some of the projects that Rosaria has been working on.

Finding your compass

The project, ‘Finding your Compass’ explores a creative road to recovery from depression. The main focus of the project is to share ideas that illustrate how different people deal with the condition. The focus is on recovery and we will go through a sympathetic and nurturing journey. 

This project has been co-created by Rosaria Gracia and Fiona Geilinger

The trigger to undertake this project came from the need to explore the stages of those suffering from depression, and the need to present an outcome, which could be a platform to move onto their next step of recovery, promoting, at the same time, positive mental health messages.

A film has been created expressing the journey of the participants. The film from the first pilot can be found at Vimeo. This film was shown at Wellbeing Gallery as part of the Artist Open Houses during Brighton Festival. It was used to raise awareness of the different avenues that can be followed to support recovery and it is expected that further showings will follow. 

This pilot project has been possible through the support of the Small Grants Mental Health Promotion Scheme (BHCC/NHS), the Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre, Same Sky and the Performing Arts Department at Brighton and Hove City College. The first report can be downloaded from the Finding your Compass website or below. 
 

Burning the Clocks

Choreographer for finale performance of Same Sky's Burning the Clocks

Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul Dance Troupe

Choreographer and lead female dancer of Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul Dance Troupe

Grand Mothers Dancing

A Poetry film by Monika-Akila Richards

Grandmothers Dancing - a first experiment videoing this poem that expresses the connection between two grandmothers who both experienced traumas on two continents Europe and Africa. The grand daughter is the link between them both.
Choreography by Rosaria Gracia; film and edit by Rolemop Arts; supported by Art:Sync
Children's Parade

Choreographer and Finale Director of Children's Parade (Same Sky)

Kemptown Carnival

Choreographer for the Kemptown Carnival since 2011

Copperdollar

Performer at Copperdollar

Celebratory Carnival Dance and Golden Grooves

founder of Celebratory Carnival Dance and Golden Grooves (dance and movement sessions for over 60s)

JK Collective Performance as part of the Our Big Gig South East

Working with the JK Collective in their performance in the Brighton Pavilion Gardens on Saturday 13 July as part of Our Big Gig South East (11 am - 3 pm) 
 

The Swimmer (Same Sky production)

Choreographer of the Turtle section in collaboration with synchronised swimming team, the Brighton Dolphins, for The Swimmer (Same Sky production for the Childrens Festival 2012)

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