Community Voices

Andrea Ariel community

 

Through Community Voices we want to create a dialogue and deeper connection
with our community about subjects we believe are meaningful to all of us.


Hello Community!

Community Voices offers free workshops that are open to all!

Want to try something NEW? Do something CREATIVE and FUN? MEET new people?

Through our Community Voices program we offer free workshops for the community that create a safe space to be creative, share stories, move, engage in a dialogue, and explore innovative ways to meet and connect with new people in your community and create something together.

In a safe and respectful environment, we play games and explore other creative-based structures to engage in an investigation around a specific subject or issue through dialogues, story sharing and movement. By bringing together groups of people we aim to create a shared experience that introduces the art of theatre and informs the art of living.

All movement-based activities are designed for participation and adaption for ANY physical ability or level of experience. NO DANCE OR THEATER EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!

Through these COLLABORATIVE community workshops we are able to bring perspectives and stories beyond our own to inspire the creation of new work and nurture a deeper connection to the community we live in.

Act of Heart

As part of our Community Voices program held in the fall of 2013, we offered a four-week, free workshop series inviting the community to create and dialogue around the question “What does it mean to live with heart?” The workshops culminated in a movement action performance Act of Heart on the Long Center lawn at Austin’s Auditorium Shores. This event celebrated the heart of Austin in honor of World Heart Day and was created from material developed in the workshops and performed by 14 workshop participants!

More coming soon about upcoming Community Voices workshops in 2015! 

Contact us here to receive information about upcoming workshops.

 

Quotes from participants

Quotes from Community Voices participants

“Learning to discover my creativity…. That my ideas are worthy. Fabulous experience! Thank you for giving me an opportunity to quickly connect with what I’ve seen as strangers.”

“Love the living sculpture part, the group community energy and bond that developed. Wonderful focus…. Great topic!”

“Sharing ideas is fun and rewarding, observing and listening to others is important. Everyone’s idea of “heart” is different, but all valid and interesting.”

“I enjoyed the variety of games and activities and the sense of group that emerged. The effort was honest and beautiful. I can participate with others without being self-conscious. The sculptures were so moving. The principles are universal and tie us all together. I really enjoyed moving with Andrea and all the participants. Everyone has so much to offer… all unique, yet all coming from the same source.”

“Exhilarating. Thoughtful. Connecting. Creativity. I can still move and I like to be in community sculpting! Andrea has a true heart and enthusiasm.”

“Beautiful! Insightful…built community and awareness.”

“I experienced connecting with people I didn’t know when I walked in. Eye-opening and it jogged my mind to think about heart. I am able to relax and take in a task to be completed without thinking about being perfect. A lot of people have different ideas about heart…They all find a place in the heart. Wonderful!”

“A creative extrapolation on polarity between one’s heart and the heart of the community. Learned about sharing and using abstract concepts to build a message. I had fun too!”

“Interesting and fun.”

“Very stimulating and moving.”

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