Youth expression through art

There are a lot of misconceptions held about teenagers and young people. The HEAR ME – Teenagers Take Up Space youth arts project explores exactly that, using art to share their unique perspectives and take up space in their community in a positive and creative way.

Supported by the Yarra Ranges Council, the project runs in the first week of the Easter school holidays with free workshops facilitated by local performance maker and teaching artist Dani-Ela on Wednesday 1 April until Friday 3 April from 11am until 3.30pm.

The workshops are for youth aged 12-18 and will conclude in a flashmob style event in the streets of Belgrave and Upwey on Saturday 4 April.

The performance outcome will support young people to build leadership qualities, activate public space and empower youth to have a voice in addressing dominant societal misperceptions about young people.

Workshops will include drama-based activities, learning static-acro skills with Ruccis Circus School, and group discussions exploring experiences being a teenager – what they care about, hope for and are concerned about.

No drama, dance or performance experience is necessary. The workshops are a chance to meet new people, learn new skills, have a voice, share opinions, express yourself, move and take up space in the Easter school holidays – all you need is a willingness to participate and commit to the four days.

Workshops will be held at Two Floors (downstairs of the Emporium) at 1662 Burwood Highway, Belgrave.

Booking are now being accepted via the following Facebook link: www.facebook.com/HEREMEBelgrave.

For more information contact hereme.takeupspace@gmail.com.

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