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Supported by ACT Health
Re-Storying: The Resilience Project is a flexible six-module program open to artists in the ACT and region who identify that their livelihood and mental health have been affected and/or disrupted by the COVID19 crisis (no matter how big or small) and its repercussions.
The strengths-based process will assist us to re-imagine our futures, even in unstable times. The process encourages us to resume/sustain/strengthen our work and purpose in contexts of such deep challenge and change.
The practice will be presented in 6 modules that incorporate bodywork, breathwork, tension-release, arts-centred activities, and remodelling our ideas. Modules will be held in person at The Street Theatre and an online component will be made available via our website.
About Arts Facilitator Zsuzsi Soboslay
Zsuzsi’s arts practice spans writing, visual and performing arts (theatre, dance and music) and cultural development, including working with disadvantaged and displaced communities. In 1991, she established Body Ecology as a systemic practice designed to link body-mind processes. Her experience of illness and disability (in herself, and in others) has confirmed her belief that yes, we are shaped by the ‘body politic’ (the contexts in which we live) but can also live and work in hope and capability beyond these limits. Her cross-artform practice is accurate, intuitive, replenishing, and full of surprises.
Zsuzsi is proficient in working across modalities, and with people of profound and complex needs.
Who's This For?
This workshop is offered in good faith to those of us who are tired, finished up, moving on- or somehow still haunted by our dreamings, as artists. It is also for anyone who feels robust! Together, we will engage in some foundational exercises: grounding, letting-go, attuning, exercising, extending. Working across modalities exercises might include: moving, breathing, gesturing, picking up a paintbrush, opening our mouths to voice an opinion, or a sound. Together we will create deposits for a creative store of replenishing processes and ideas.
Come fresh to each workshop, just as you are, and who you are. Be brilliant, be in pain, be in-waiting. The future is still talking to us.
Each module is based around a particular theme as below. There is a concrete outcome to each module, something to deposit into a creative store for your own future replenishment.
Module 1 – Reflect;
A reexamination of our creative identities
11-1pm, Thursday 15th July – Street 2
11-1pm, Saturday 17th July – Street 2
Module 2 – Reframe;
A rethink of structures of support
11-1pm, Thursday 12th August – Street 2
11-1pm, Saturday 14th August – Street 2
Module 3 – Replenish;
A reconstitution of nourishment and self care
11-1pm, Thursday 26th Aug- Street 3
11-1pm, Saturday 28th Aug – Street 3
Module 4 – Rewire;
A refresh of our bodies stories. A rediscovery of flexibility
11-1pm, Thursday 16th Sep – Street 3
11-1pm. Saturday 18th Sep – Street 3
Module 5 – Reorientate ;
Riding the unknown
11-1pm, Thursday 7th October- Street 3
11-1pm, Saturday 9th October – Street 3
Module 6 – Recombine/Release;
Configuring practices for the future, sustaining agency in a time of uncertainty.
11-1pm, Thursday 14th October - Street 3
11-1pm, Saturday 16th October – Street 3
Each module will be provided in person at The Street Theatre as above.
A concise digital version of the module will also be made available online for anyone who would like to access the content in their own time.
We will be using Instagram as a platform to share our store of creative ideas, resources, and tools to inspire and rejuvenate our artistic selves throughout this process. Please follow us on instagram @creativerestore. Contributions to the store can be made via this Instagram account by direct message. The aim of this page is to create a store of tools, ideas and inspirations that can help us and anyone in the public sphere whenever and wherever needed.
Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org with Re-Storying in the subject to let us know which session/s you would like to attend, or if you would like to access the content online. If you prefer to leave things until the day, please give us a call on the morning of the session by 10am so we can make sure there is space available.