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Workshops by The Consent Collaborative

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The Consent Collaborative is a self-organised community of people whose combined interests and experiences led us to collaborate on creating offerings on consent education.

Consent for Everyone 

This workshop uses improvisation games and exercises to share good communication skills around consent and boundaries. We hold the space for you to practise nurturing caring relationships while communicating personal boundaries.

 

Some things you can expect: active listening, open communication, experience co-creation, supportive behaviour, communicating clear boundaries, taking care of self and others, and lots of fun!

We have run these workshops for varied communities, including loose theatre collectives, improv troupes, body workers and facilitators, general public, and adapt the flow of the workshop to suit the group we're facilitating. Some communities we have served include the acting and improvising community at HCAC, the facilitation community at Altered States, and at wellness studio Mindful Movement

 

The workshop is just as useful for couples, as it is for people who work together creatively and dynamically. Events have been spontaneously birthed from some of the exercises during our sessions!

 

Reach out if you're interested to co-create one for your community. 

Do also check out our friends CITRUS Practices, a working group of arts and cultural workers who are doing the heart work of growing conversations and better practices in the arts. They have an exciting festival coming up in June 2024!

Aspects of Intimacy - Intimacy Coordination and Choreography in Performance


Crafted for actors and performance makers (but not just) who are looking to learn the foundations of creating intimacy safely without compromising on creativity and fun. We've run this workshop for actors, theatre makers, artists looking to to increase their fluency with consent communication, performers curious about intimacy coordination and choreography. 

About this Workshop


What to do if your script calls for an intimate or sexual situation? How do you know what your partners are comfortable with, and how to communicate your own comfort levels as an actor? How can you make the space safe for yourself and scene partners while still popping in your scene?

Intimate scenes can tell very powerful stories, and actors can be empowered with tools and language to navigate this process while taking care of each other.

These scenes are frequently neglected in actor training, or simply left to the actors to navigate themselves causing anxiety and frustration with the process. This workshop is intended to give power to the actors to create great intimacy with other actors, while respecting each other's needs.

Aspects of Intimacy is a practice-based workshop series focused on crafting intimate scenes for performance contexts. We will unpack intimacy in performance and practise consent and best practices for crafting intimacy. This workshop will give you a foundation for good communication before, during, and after scenes and shows. Participants will be equipped with a framework and language to contribute to a positive, consent-based collaborative environment.

Watch some snippets from the previous workshops here.

What some people say about working with us

Actor Adi: https://youtu.be/62d58TQwBNs

Actor Steve: https://youtu.be/Zdnmhsi5Y1s

Director Kamil Haque: https://youtu.be/Zdnmhsi5Y1s

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