Mind to Move with Julia James-Griffiths

Julia Jane-Griffiths AU17

Friday 13 Oct: 10.00-11.30; Dance Base

Scottish Choreographer Julia James-Griffiths is in the process of creating a new work, titled The Box, which explores the impact depression can have on an individual and how our society responds to it. As part of this project she is holding two FREE workshops titled Mind to Move that are specifically for those with experience of mental health issues, no dance experience necessary. Scottish Choreographer Julia James-Griffiths is in the process of creating a new work, titled The Box, which explores the impact depression can have on an individual and how our society responds to it. As part of this project she is holding two FREE workshops titled Mind to Move that are specifically for those with experience of mental health issues, no dance experience necessary. 

Each workshop will involve discussion and led movement improvisation, with a focus in exploring and enjoying the benefits of exercise and creative expression. Participants are encouraged to take part in whatever way they feel comfortable. The session will end with an informal sharing of the work in-progress of The Box and an opportunity for participants to give feedback.

Please email Julia on julia@jjgdance.com should you have any queries about the workshop or wish to book a place.

Julia James-Griffiths is an emerging dance artist based in Scotland. The inspiration behind her work comes from her interest in exploring human psychology and the senses. She has a keen interest in developing work that is multi-layered in form, visually artistic, and thought provoking. Her work is considered and explored with innovation, intrigue and honesty, with the aim of expressing that which is unspoken.

The work in-progress of The Box was performed at SMHAFF last year as part of a double bill with Ema Jayne Park / Cultured Mongrel. 

"Powerful. A brilliant performance. Dance isn't usually something I relate to but found this very inspiring and easy to interpret with my own experience of mental illness. Definitely recommend seeing this!!" - Angela McCrimmon, award-winning author of Can you hear me now?

"James-Griffiths' work is undeniably evocative...a beautifully raw depiction of inner turmoil and the struggles of the human psyche...insightful...it shows that dance theatre can speak a thousand powerful words." - Rosalind Roux, Talking Heads reporter

This project is supported by Creative Scotland, ThinkBig, Dance Base, Citymoves Dance Agency, Woodend Barn, CAPS Independent Advocacy, Crowdfunding, and mentorship from Christine Devaney via Curious Seed's Creative Learning Programme.

For more information about Julia and her work please visit her website: www.jjgdance.com   
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