BASIC STRUCTURE OF A WORKSHOP

  • First circle. this is where we build the environment for sharing and listening, it is where we develop safety and trust amongst ourselves.
  • Dance and movement, this is for the body to come alive
  • Empty space, this is where a player can step into the playing area, for his/her story to emerge
  • Audience, these are the individuals who listen and receive what is played
  • Feedback, only if the player asks for this
  • Closing circle, sharing to finalise and ask questions
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WHAT HAPPENS

The player

When you step into the empty space, literally an empty space in a studio, you will have the opportunity to examine your concerns and assumptions about yourself, in communication, speaking in public, addressing students and such.

These assumptions can be voiced and played. Some concerns have a story to tell.

You will have the space to express them, to play and give them form, they will be granted the freedom to move.

Taking the risk to dive into this, can be extremely liberating.

Whilst exploring area’s in ones personality, such as shyness or insecurity, one might even discover a raging bull, released out of its hiding place.

The audience

The audience consists of the other participants in the workshop, they will be on the receiving end, the compassionate, noncritical part of the process, they will give feedback but only when requested by the player. The player needs an audience, as much as the audience needs the player.

Usually, the first self you as the player will meet, is your protector, or one of your many protectors.

This is the very clever self that has developed its skills for avoiding pain and fear, after some kind of trauma.

Your protector can be over-protective, in so doing, limits your potential.

This self, we will allow to speak first so you get to know its language and concern.

Once this protector/controller has had its say, has been heard and respected then this voice might you might allow you access to your underlying selves, who also like to move and have a word, thus, you learn the art of play.

You will learn to play with whoever or whatever is present, here and now.

“I nearly dare to stop judging myself and to risk being imperfect.” A participant said.

This is the place where humor and energy arise.

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