Stuart Pimsler

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About the Artist

STUART PIMSLER is a writer, director, choreographer, performer, and founder of Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT). He and SPDT artistic co-director Suzanne Costello have been internationally recognized for their work and leadership in the field of arts and health for over three decades.  Stuart has created more than fifty performance works for SPDT, written a play for children, My Grandmother’s Tsotchkes, and recently adapted the short story, MATINEE, into an interdisciplinary stage work. He has been honored with fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, McKnight Foundation, Ohio Arts Council and commissions worldwide.  Stuart lives in Minneapolis with his family. 

THE CHOREOGRAPHY OF CARE/Engaging Caregivers in Creative Expression

Statement about Work

In these unprecedented times of stress and strain for healthcare providers across the globe, my new book The Choreography of Care/Engaging Caregivers in Creative Expression provides a helpful guide and insights to care for the caregiver. Artists of all disciplines will learn about touchstone issues and techniques for collaborating with the healthcare community. 

The Choreography of Care chronicles how my work with artistic co-director Suzanne Costello continues to respond to the needs of caregivers in professional settings and in homes. It discusses strategies for bringing creative expression to the professional caregivers’ workplace, as well as the impact art has made on the healing community. These pages speak to the importance of keeping caregivers healthy by offering ideas for their self-care and wellness. 

Included are specific movement, theater, writing, visual art, and vocal exercises, and directed improvisations for invigorating the practices of healers. 

“With writing as fluid and lyrical as a dance, The Choreography of Care glides the reader through the personal journey of an artist whose work found unexpected purpose in caring for caregivers. In this captivating and poignant memoir, Stuart Pimsler again demonstrates his prowess as a compelling interdisciplinary maker - weaving autobiography, insight and meaning on the page as he has on the stage for four decades”   

Jill Sonke (she, her) Director, Center for the Arts in Medicine, University of Florida College of the Arts and Asst. Director, Shands Arts in Medicine