As a part of The Box Project, and the tour of The Box, our Mind To Move workshops will be taken to 6 venues across Scotland this October.
The movement workshops are for anyone aged from 18-65+ with experience of mental health issues, no dance experience is necessary. The workshop involves discussion, relaxation exercises, and led movement improvisation; with a focus in exploring and enjoying the benefits of movement and creative expression. Participants are encouraged to take part in whatever way they feel comfortable.
All workshops end with a short excerpt sharing of The Box and an opportunity for participants to give feedback. The Box is a dance theatre piece that explores the impact depression can have on an individual, and how our society responds to it.
These workshops are FREE, and anyone who attends a workshop on tour will be eligible to receive a discounted ticket to see the performance of The Box the following day. For show dates and times please visit our Upcoming shows page.
“Awesome, a chance to share and connect with others. A different perspective and positive way of helping my mind and body”
“It shows we do not need to hide…Thank you for bringing us together, it is so good to know you are not alone!”
“Powerful to see the issue explored through movement and to hear about how it was developed”
WHEN & WHERE:
Venue: Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
Time: 10 – 11:30am
Venue: Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley
10 – 11:30am
Venue: Citymoves, Aberdeen
5:30 – 7pm
Venue: The Space, Dundee
5:30 - 7pm
Venue: The Byre, St Andrews
1:30 – 3pm
Venue: Eden Court, Inverness
10:30am – 12pm
For more information and to book a place, please contact Suzie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note spaces are limited, and are given on a first come first serve basis.
About Julia James-Griffiths
Julia James-Griffiths is an emerging choreographer based in Scotland. As a performer, she has worked with choreographers both locally and abroad, with key figures such as Christine Devaney, Tommy Small, and Kirstie Simson. As a choreographer and a performer, she has been involved in several festivals both nationally and abroad.
The inspiration behind her work comes from her interest in psychology and the senses. She has a keen interest in creating work that explores our human nature and way of life, and in such a way that aims to be refreshingly accessible, honest, insightful, and impactful. The work she develops layers dance and movement with other art forms and practices, such as theatre and improvisation.