Film & Discussion at ‘Participant Voice – The Arts for Health’ Event
Date & Time
29 May 2019, 18:30-21:00
Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre
18-19 Western Road
Join Vincent Dance Theatre at the ‘Participant Voice – The Arts for Health’ event (hosted by Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance members Rhythmix) on 29th May to gain insight into the company’s innovative approach to socially engaged creative practice and watch some of the work on film. The focus of the event is ‘lived experience’ and ‘participant voice’.
VDT’s Art of Attachment celebrates the everyday resilience of women and children overcoming adversity and substance misuse, whose stories demand to be seen and heard. After watching the film, we will discuss the research process, the tension between creative risk and emotional wellbeing and the practical challenges of working with professional and non-professional collaborators.
Throughout 2018, choreographer/director Charlotte Vincent worked with women from Brighton Oasis Project to explore the complex emotional bonds that exist between women in recovery from substance misuse and their children, partners, family and friends. One of the participants who took part in making and presenting Art of Attachment will be joining the conversation and shareing her experience.
In this hard-hitting, uplifting and insightful work, real-life testimonies combine with visual metaphor and movement to reveal the physical, emotional and psychological impact of drug and alcohol use on relationships and a feeling of belonging.