Games I played as a
child, eg. balancing a broom on my hand, or rolling on a log, appear to
be quite foreign to most children of today. When it comes to enthusiasm,
they are still children, and can't wait to have a go, but once they
start, I realise that basic co-ordination skills are missing. The sort
of skills that children once naturally displayed are fading as we
continue to be cushioned by the comforts of technology.
When I look back in my career, I'm so glad I was eleven before our
family had television, because I honestly believe if I was born into a
TV world I would not have the skills I have today. What steered me in a
purposeful direction was the ability to imagine a character or
situation, place myself in the picture, and go about creating the
reality. For instance, a career in the performing arts began from
playing a game.
I imagined balancing on a tight wire high in the circus tent. In
reality, I was in the backyard only half a metre off the ground, and the
wire was slack, however I still pretended not realising my body was
actually discovering the art of balance!
It's a strange thought when I think that my career actually started as a
result of playing games. From this experience I learned that imagination
was a great start to becoming and being. In my workshops I don't
necessarily expect to churn out circus performers, but I do remind
people that living can be a whole lot of fun, if we use our imagination!
Character, Comedy, Music, Mime, Movement
the way two words are discovered starting with 'P'
these words are turned into action, they experience the
Greatest Medicine - Applause !
pat on the back, or an encouraging word e.g.. "Well Done!" helps us
all feel much
and in turn contributes to the health of the community.
are presented as fun for everyone.
of this comes Co-ordination, Health, Fitness
most importantly, Self-esteem.
Workshops from prep
to yr 12
& special workshops designed for drama students
Workshops are available for a variety of groups, for example: holiday resorts,
churches, youth clubs, elderly citizen clubs, fitness centres
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