in the moment

in the moment

Sometimes all you need to do is to put the music on, close your eyes, place your hands on your torso and take a deep breath or smile.  That’s just what the participants have been doing in the ‘Creative Communications’ sessions.  Along with movement and art activities they have been full of music, colour, conversation and laughter. Thanks to Ideas…

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moving colours

moving colours

The use of objects and props continues our ‘creative communications’, from developing movement to telling a story.  We have colourfully and creatively moved our bodies in more ways than one.  From swaying, twisting and conducting peacock feathers leading into playful shadows. Pushing our arms forward and back, up and down to pressing our fingers to…

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creative communications

creative communications

A new small experiments project has begun called ‘Creative Communications’ thanks to a partnership between Amherst Court, a residential care home in Chatham, run by Avante Partnership and funding provided by Ideas Test. On Monday, 13 April, Luci and Wendy went along to Amherst Court and met 4 of the participants and activity coordinator to…

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edna, I’d just like to say

edna, I’d just like to say

Thank you, that’s what I’d like to say and so ‘thank you’ I say to everyone involved with ‘edna’ and that’s a lot of people – behind the scenes and up front.  The exhibition celebration was perfect, I felt really proud and just happy to see everyone again and to celebrate your work. See you…

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edna, we miss you

edna, we miss you

It’s been a while since I’ve written to you, but you are often in my thoughts. The Parkwood celebration that we had in December was a great success with plenty of new faces to share ‘edna’ with and lots of hope that we can take you to other places. We’ve all been working away in…

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end of edna?

end of edna?

The last 3 months have flown by and so much creativity has happened.  The Artists have been integral to the huge success of edna. As Wendy passed the last prop and Rebecca passed the last move everyone expressed” how they do not want edna to end”. “edna has been unique, completely different and appreciated” But…

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Notation Interpretation

Notation Interpretation

Today I was quite cryptic and we left a lot to interpretation… The group choreographed their own movement sequences using props. The room was very colourful and there were excellent ideas including semaphore and dance of the seven veils! The group showed each other their dances and then we had cake! After the well earned…

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the tomato top

the tomato top

Inspiration can come from many things and sometimes the most natural are the most beautiful. Avril brought in a dried tomato top and Wendy projected it onto the screen whilst Rebecca echoed its shape and delicacy through movement. Sandra kindly shared her art with us, some of her ideas directly influenced from the sessions. Creating her own…

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in the moment again

Today everyone wore blue. This made our mirroring and following activity extra special for the Go Pro (a clever bit of equipment that takes a photo every ten seconds). Everyone took a chance to lead and follow then we all danced in unison, not knowing who was our leader. It was fantastic to see everyone…

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lifting off the page

lifting off the page

Brian and I have been talking. We’ve been wondering about how we might turn the ‘breath’ lines into a sculpture, “lifting them off the page” and “making the lines stand up”. We thought about galvanised wire or dipping wool in resin? A similar chat with Frances was around trying different materials, we considered silly string…

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