Performances by Nee Dance/Theatre

Holding One’s Own: Stories about Living with Breast Cancer


Holding One’s Own is a performance based on the collected stories of women living with breast cancer. Using text, dance, movement, acting and music, the performers trace the challenges faced by these women from diagnosis, treatment, and becoming a survivor. Interpersonal relationships convey the gratitude, strength, and resiliency of women facing cancer’s challenges.


Conceived and directed by Née Danse/Theatre’s Artistic Director Della Cowall, the cast includes Philadelphia performers Alyssa Batsakis, Mia Donata Ricchio, Maranatha Purring, and Kacey Elfstrom (CT). 


We are keeping our sense of humor. Josh was impressed with my restraint as I have yet to ask about a medical marijuana card. I need to wait until I’m one-on-one with the medical oncologist, let the conversation go a bit, shed a tear or two so it’s not too obvious before I get to the important stuff. Cancer is as good of an excuse as I’m getting for lots of things! Call into work? Ummmm, cancer. I need a chocolate shake, dammit. The lady with cancer wants one that’s why. Why get a tattoo? Cancer. Gotta find the silver lining, folks.


—Breast Cancer Survivor





Sunday, November 17, 2019    8:00 pm    Closed performance, only for the students.


Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center

Dina Merrill Theatre

305 Great Neck Road

Waterford, CT 06385



Saturday, November 16, 2019    5:00 pm  Open performance – welcome. 


Dragon’s Egg Studio

401 Shewville Road

Ledyard, CT  06339


Creative Residency

November 10 – 17, 2019

Dragon’s Egg Studio, Ledyard, CT


These performances are open to the general public and free admission.


Della M. Cowall, Artistic Director

Née Danse/Theatre

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit  dance theatre organization


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