Being in lockdown doesn’t mean that our physical body movements are also restricted. What are the movements of your isolation?
Inspired by their individual isolation moments, members of Griese Youth Theatre created a piece for showcase at Cruinniú na nÓg that reflects the movements of isolation and disconnection. This work encouraged young people to get out of their heads and into their bodies more, thereby encouraging relaxation and mindfulness.
Over the two months leading up to Cruinniú, 3 groups of young people, aged 12 to 18 came together on Zoom social media platforms. All the young people worked remotely and in assigned groups to adapt drama exercises and devise pieces of writing and theatre. They were joined online by four facilitators and the group director on Friday evenings, their regular youth theatre times.
Each participant chose an empty box from their home, preferably the size of a shoe box or bigger. Every week they filled the box with objects, images, drawings, colours or textures that represent that week to them. The box represents a response to the highlights or moments of their week. Each week they shared the box with other members of the group and discuss the contents from that week.
This event will be available for viewing all day Saturday 13th June. Please see link below for further details.
Griese Youth Theatre