Arts Wellbeing Collective – Centre Stage: Identity and Self in the Performing Arts (2 hr workshop)
Wednesday August 2, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3004
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Erin Gook & Kirri Dangerfield
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
“I want to learn how to hold the paradoxical poles of my identity together, to embrace the profoundly opposite truths that my sense of self is deeply dependent on others dancing with me and that I still have a sense of self when no one wants to dance.” Parker J. Palmer
In the performing arts, whatever our role, more often than not we are driven by a desire to create, for our work to meaningfully and uniquely contribute. Alongside that, what we do cannot easily or objectively be appraised. Research and personal experience tells us that our identity and sense of self can be bound up with what we do creatively and the success of these endeavours.
This workshop explores matters of identity for people who work within the performing arts. It includes an exercise to help you identify and reflect on your individual core values and how these values and other tools can help you through good times and bad. The role of self-talk and judgment, self-compassion, thought defusion, and emotional acceptance in your own personal and ongoing negotiation of who “you” are, will be discussed.
A vital workshop for all arts workers.