by Nathan Curry
Exploring new processes/procedures trialled on Belongings for ensuring well-being and creating a healthy rehearsal room culture.
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As an ensemble of artists, working together across many projects and years and often alongside young people and community volunteers, trust and well-being is central to what we do. However, without deliberate acts and interventions it’s quite easy for well-being to become side-lined and the unrelenting pressure of show creation, the event deadline and funding timelines to take over.
In the past year we have been refocusing our creative model to make sure we place as much importance on how we work with each other in rehearsal (the relationships, the space for vulnerability and anxiety, the communication) as we spend on the content of what we are making.