This is a record of the brainstorming session with the people who came to the first meeting of our group on Tuesday 21st February at Whittington Park Community Centre
The session was led by me, Jonathan Chadwick, and this record is being put together by me as well.
We worked in small groups of 3 or 4 people and worked our way through four questions. The small groups wrote notes on small coloured cards. It was very exciting and inspiring to read through these cards.
We then ‘harvested’ the work of the small groups in a whole group session and here below are the key points that were made and were written up on flip-chart sized paper.
They will be available at the April sessions so that people who were unable to be at the meeting can see this work, as will the ‘small group’ cards.
- What do you like about performing arts?
The feeling of being in a group
The collective nature of the work, the community experience.
The immediacy, the closeness of impact and response.
Creating a world in a space
Internal exploration and discovery
Learning about yourself
The joy of expression (simply and in itself)
Liberation from the limits of your own experience
Being in a heightened aliveness
Creating over a long period
A way of examining the world and humanity
Different ways of exploring stories
The reward and joy of appreciation
- What performance forms interest you?
Physical theatre/ dance/ movement
Site specific forms
Relevant Modern New Plays
Work relating to social media
- What would your aim in participating in INDAG? What do you want from INDAG?
Getting to know people
Challenge taking risks
Learning skills and gaining knowledge
Learning about dramatic from
Getting out of our heads
Provoke thinking and feeling
Physical therapy skills
Reclaiming parts of ourselves
Helping the community to feel stronger
Working with diversity
- What should the aims of INDAG be?
To be inclusive and for all to have an equal voice
To mount productions
To do drama for people who might not go to theatre
To develop a sense of diversity and identity.
To strengthen a core network
To create a voice for the community
To listen so that the community can express through INDAG what they want to say
To have connectedness within the group and with other people
To be flexible to include different commitments, capacities and skills
To make entertainment and have fun
To bring together different skills