More Stories for Charlotte

Juncture – Day 5
Friday 9 March 2012

On Day Two of the Motherland workshop, Vincent Dance Theatre welcomed a group of young people from Outwood Academy in Leeds. They spent the day experimenting with creative ways to draw out people’s personal stories – often things they wouldn’t naturally or easily share in the rehearsal studio.

It seems it was quite a success – if something of a surprise to the young participants!

They were asked to jot down some immediate responses to the workshop, and to the process of sharing their stories, and here are some of the things they said about their day…

• Amazing we could create something like that so fast, moving all together. It was like a feeling coming across

• Shows what other people are feeling behind their front.

• Intrigued about how people opened up and did it so easily – sounded like young people being heard – it’s moving for people to be heard.

• I found it quite emotional.

• I loved how deep it was to see they were same as each of us the emotions.

• I felt we shared and we communicated.

So now Charlotte Vincent, Ruth Ben Tovim and Vincent Dance Theatre go away and see what they can create with the raw materials that have been generated during their week’s residency at Yorkshire Dance, and at an intergenerational workshop at Sheffield Theatres on Saturday 10 March.

And the rest of us find out when Motherland heads out on tour in the autumn…

See more photos from the workshop at Flickr



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