Research - #8 The Art of Reflection
"Voice can come through the handling of materials and marks on paper." - Jane Fox (Rocket Artists)
Today is our final session. It's time for reflection! A moment to look back at our process together. We share and talk. We ask questions.
We celebrate our successes. And learnt from our mistakes. We notice what we found challenging and new skills gained.
We agree to travel on one last journey together. We retrace our steps. We play with objects and materials. They are our voice. We are the movement of growth, establishing trust and embracing risk, enabling choice and extending our listening, A point of departure and a point of destination,
from one point to another, the line is never straight. We lay down lines, one final time. Connecting hands, shining a spotlight and finding our reflections. We walk the line and pave the way. Reliving each session. Step by step. It's time for farewell hugs. We feel a sense of pride and accomplishment and what we have shared together.
(To be continued.....)
My name is Nathalie Carrington, this is my reflective diary following my research on how a two-way creative exchange between performers with learning disabilities and drama school graduates can impact theatre as a training and communal activity. This research is being done in partnership with LAMDA, University of Brighton and BCH to further understand the benefits of inclusion of learning disabled artists within professional actor training.