Yesterday we spent the afternoon at Bhavan Centre to work on ‘what can we be doing to support and amplify non-binary theatre artists?’
Sharon, Leo and Sojourner made dolls, we made 9 dolls together. I finished off Heather, Wendy, Adae and Elizabeth’s dolls from previous workshops.
We had lovely conversations about our lives.
We also talked about the Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen. Leo always remembers this fairy tale when he sews something.
‘Creating a doll is very fulfilling. As a theatre maker, we are used to the work having no material trace. But this doll… you can touch it!’
‘Here is the corner of making.’
‘It was a very peaceful meditative experience that formed my background conversation on non- binary experience, as someone who enjoys creating it was fun to help create a doll as part of the project.’
‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’ Laozi Tao Te Ching. Regina is making eight billion dolls, she has made almost three thousand, three thousand steps.’
I was missing so much to attend a D&D event, this was my first after pandemic. It was brilliant! Making dolls together with people is the best experience ever.
Thank you Sharon for making the invitation, Ess for holding the space and for all the makers who contributed for ‘nine more steps’. Thank You!