With no Kamal on hand and no helpers who can speak Tamil, this workshop is a bit of a nightmare, but let’s be honest – if these children weren’t as nice as they are, it could have gone a whole lot worse. As it was, I feel sorry for the children; that must have been a gruelling workshop.
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”.
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!
Today’s workshop was fulls of hiccups, embarrassments, awkward moments, uncomfortable revelations, and (in retrospect) the incredible realisation that somehow, despite it all, things come together in bizarre ways. I’m grateful.
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