Despite more communication break-downs, I thought this workshop was incredibly fun. I’m particularly proud of quiet little Loheswari, who channelled her inner stern-maths-teacher, and all my naughty Kakkaiyankulam boys (Fausan, Akkar, Hafrath, Ijas) who were all committed to bringing thoughtful characterisations to the “stage”.
This was definitely one of my less successful workshops, to put it mildly! But there are always silver linings, and failure can be both entertaining and enlightening. I certainly learned a lot, and after I’ve had some sleep, I’ll laugh a lot more.
The second Building bridges workshop. A little bit of ad-libbing yielded some fantastic results – check out the photos of the incredible free-form shapes the kids made during a physical improvisational session!
The first real Building Bridges workshop! Chaotic, tiring, but incredibly delightful – it consisted mostly of games (Fruit Bowl, Dog and the Bone, etc) but the children also worked together to make shapes like bicycles, aeroplanes, peacocks and elephants.
Last of the individual workshops – I can’t believe time has flown so fast! No translators, an amalgamation of writing + drawing + drama games, and a visit to Gowry’s house.