Project Dance Together – Hagar International Vietnam: May 24 – 30, 2014
I conducted 5 days of multiple workshops for Hagar staff and affiliated personnel from other local NGO’s who work with abuse survivors. A separate dance class was held for clients of Hagar International Vietnam who were participating in ongoing rehabilitation and reintegration programs. The workshops focused on individual and group body expressions while exploring concepts such as group dynamics, leadership roles, self-confidence and celebration of personal creativity.
Project Dance Together – Lao Cai Compassion House: June 2 – 6, 2014
Together with my colleagues, Julie B. Johnson and Annie Tucker, we conducted Phase 2 of the dance residency at the Lao Cai Compassion House that was initiated in August 2013. Located at the border of Vietnam and China and first opened in May 2010, the Lao Cai Compassion House assists trafficking survivors, 95% of whom are young women from various ethnic minorities between the ages of 13 to 22, with safe housing and academic or vocational training as part of the reintegration process. We continued working on creative dance concepts that were introduced in 2013: body expressions, individual creativity, leadership, creative problem-solving, working in groups and decision-making.