Mermikides, Alex [Director], Mermikides, Milton [Composer], Kirkham, Adam [Choreographer], Ballal, Archana [Performer], Hambly, Philippa [Performer], Rice, Helena [Performer], Vannod, Dominique [Performer], Papadopoulos, Thalia-Marie [Performer] and Nasrat, Andrew [Lighting designer] (2016) Careful.


Careful (2016 - ) is a performance created by Chimera, a research network led by Alex Mermikides and operating out of Kingston University. Chimera explores performance-making that engages with aspects of the medical domain, including biomedical science; illness experiences; and medical practices. While our previous project, bloodlines, centred on patients’ perspectives of deep illness, Careful now turns the focus from the patient to the healthcare worker, specifically nurses. Created in collaboration with the colleagues in the nursing department, it explores nursing as a performance and performance as a form of caregiving. A programme of arts-based training for nurses is currently being developed alongside the performance. The first phase of Careful was supported with public funds through the Arts Council of England.

Item Type: Performance/Live Event
Locations and Dates of Event:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Darwin Ward, Kingston University, Kingston, U.K.29 September 201629 September 2016
Rose Theatre, Kingston U.K.9 November 20169 November 2016
Ivy Arts Centre, Guildford, Surrey, U.K.4 March 20174 March 2017
Additional Information: This work was supported with public funds through the Arts Council of England.
Research Area: Drama, dance and performing arts
Nursing and midwifery
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Performance and Screen Studies
Depositing User: Alex Mermikides
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2017 13:46
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2017 13:46

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