The team had to create a character, decide their strengths, colour theme and creating costumes from recyclables. This was also part of a build-up for a Dance/ Choreography. This project focused on the ‘how and why’ and process driven.
Slide Deck Gallery
About the Project
At Body, Mind and Wellness Workshop, WELL-BEING of our members are prioritised. Since April 2020, The Voice of Domestic Workers began a series of online workshop(s) as everyone navigated through restrictions, isolation, uncertainty and losses of identity and purpose through COVID-19, in particular, tough series of lockdowns.
Roman Berry (Artistic Director of Divergent Theatre Collective) our facilitator from Melbourne, Australia puts it:
“I believe the pandemic has made mental health issues more pronounced. It also made us all connected globally. It was important to have balance with the physical (movement and dance), meaningful conversations as well as mindfulness activities at our workshops.
As a theatre maker, an artist, and a believer in advocacy through ARTS, I cannot emphasise enough how important CREATIVITY can be, as an inspiration, rehabilitation, and expression of thought & feelings. It’s all about letting go of the body, freeing the mind, and looking after yourself and the environment. Even if it’s only one day of the week, especially for our migrant domestic workers.”
This holistic approach has resulted in a series of ART & CRAFT projects by the members, with purpose, always focusing on the process, the how, and the why and utilising recyclables. To celebrate and commemorate June 16 - International Domestic Workers Day, Body, Mind and Wellness Team members are proudly sharing some of their wonderful artwork and creations.