Online Open Classes
“Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese—harsh and exciting … announcing your place in the family of things.”-Mary Oliver
12noon – 1pm GMT | 8pm – 9pm SG/HK
6.30pm – 7.30pm GMT | 10.30am – 11.30am LA | 1.30pm – 2.30pm NY
Pay What You Can
Poor – £5 / SGD 9
Rich – £ 10 / SGD 18
I believe that true creation is actually transformation—we take in the world (the nature we see, the stories of our families, the things we witness on the street), and we transform it into art.
In these sessions, we will journey together to make our bodies available to intuition and imagination, we will lower our judgments on ourselves and each other, and we will reflect on both our lives and our art. We will combine reflection, imagination and observation of the present moment, allowing the mind and heart to expand the possibilities of image making. We will delve into the rich mythological world inside of ourselves, and bringing it out through creative manifestations like our writings and drawings.
Central to this process is the keeping of an Artist’s Notebook – each session will guide you through a process of creation that will delight you. As you come week after week, you will build a bank of ideas, writings, drawings and creations—the seeds for larger narratives and stories, and for your transformation.
We will bring together tools and principles from the world of applied theatre, yoga, creative writing, and life design/coaching. Although I will be facilitating your process of reflection and creation, they will be individual journeys in which you teach yourself.
Each class will be surprising—this week you might journal, or write a love letter, or draw from life. It will force you to think differently about society, your creative work and the art you create. It will turn your gaze out to the world around you, revealing the intricate webs of power and desire that tangle our everyday lives. This process will build your self-awareness, while helping you find generosity and selflessness.
Why a visual diary?
Language is extremely acute and precise, whereas images open up ambiguity, possibilities and abstraction. If you’re a theatremaker, theatre is a visual medium.
Why keep a notebook?
To build up overtime a language and your own unique perspective on how you make art.
What will I experience in class?
– Gentle stretch and warm up – we start with the body to prepare ourselves to give over to our imagination. We will work through some gentle yoga and stretches to transition from the noise of our everyday world into the ambiguity of the lying down world.
– Imagination / Meditation – you will go on a journey into your imagination, your desires, your curiosities – we will do so with gentleness, lightness and a sense of play.
– Creation / Reflection – in life as in art, we will transition from our imagination back to our awareness, transforming the delightful things we find into creative expressions, whether it is just for yourself, your loved ones or in your professional work.
The past seven years has been a time of immense change for me. I started my 20s in the barren wasteland of dreams that was New York City, before falling into a 5-year career at Google Singapore, and now transitioning to becoming a performer and creator. As a young woman and as an artist, I am always adapting, led by the question “Who am I? What do I want? How can I serve?”
These are the things I have learned: I hope I can give them to you.
I’m on the same journey as you,
I use these same processes every day in trying to create stories and theatre that is visceral, engaging and can touch people. Come walk with me.