October 09, 2018
Denver—October 2, 2018— For two weeks in October 2018, Rose Medical Center will play host to a unique immersive performance by dance company The Clinic titled First, Do No Harm.
First, Do No Harm is an intimate journey of personal loss, love, life and death. Throughout the 120 minute performance, dancers, actors and musicians will guide participants throughout the hospital where these themes will be explored through the eyes of the caregivers and the cared for. First, Do No Harm takes the audience on a pendulum swing until collectively we reach the very core of our human condition, sharing an experience that shapes our interactions and the way we experience each other.
The Clinic chose to premiere at Rose Medical Center because of Tara Rynders’ personal long-term working relationship as a Rose nurse for the past decade. Tara quickly recognized from first-hand experience how Rose values integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence - all of which are values held by The Clinic.
“Though I have been a registered nurse for over 14 years (10 years at Rose Medical Center), being a patient for the first time taught me so much about my profession and made me realize how incredibly lucky I am to be a nurse. My experience as a patient has inspired me,” shares Ms. Rynders. “I am inspired and passionate about bringing the arts into the hospital setting to give patients the best care possible so that they feel seen, heard, and cared for. I am inspired to use the arts to help educate nurses on how to experience the joy and beauty found daily in our profession.”
**Please note all guests will be required to walk and stand for long periods of time. Please wear comfortable shoes. Also note that you may be physically touched as an audience member.** All shows are ADA accessible. Special thanks to Arts in Society and Rose Medical Center.
Title: First, Do No Harm
Location: Rose Medical Center, 4567 E. 9th Ave., Denver 80220 (Please use main entrance on Cherry St)
Dates: October 18 - 21 and October 25 - 28
Visit https://www.theclinicperformance.com/ to learn more.
About Rose Medical Center
Well known as a Denver institution and a 9th Avenue landmark for nearly 70 years, Rose Medical Center has earned its reputation as Denver's "Baby Hospital" while becoming a leader in comprehensive women's care, orthopedics and total joint replacement, heart and vascular care, weight-loss treatment, cancer care, surgical services, internal medicine and emergency care. With origins in Jewish teachings, traditions and community, Rose’s founders built this hospital to “serve the need of every creed.” By offering a high level of expertise and service across all disciplines, Rose has truly become a destination hospital, attracting patients from throughout Colorado and around the world. Learn more at RoseMed.com.
About The Clinic
Inspired by personal accounts of healthcare providers and patients, registered nurse Tara Rynders created The Clinic as a year-long artist residency which serves to shed light on hospital work culture, and the rise of compassion fatigue, burnout and post-traumatic stress.
Through performance, educational classes, interactive creative experiences and dance classes, The Clinic works intimately with healthcare providers and patients to create a stronger culture of self-care and a stronger authentic connection between nurses and patients so all patients feel seen, heard and cared for.