Joy is 83 today: she’s feisty, loves to dance, and is losing her memory. Her grandson Danny is rebellious, bright and always getting into trouble. When Danny decides to look after Joy, they discover a shared playfulness and growing love. But is that enough to face the challenges ahead?
Approaching the subject of dementia with humour and humanity, award-winning Finding Joy is about family bonds, facing things together, and looking for the joy wherever it can be found.
Finding Joy is accessible to hearing and d/Deaf audiences alike. It is supported by Arts Council England and Worcestershire County Council, and was developed in association with The Hereford Courtyard, with inspiration from movement-play specialists JABADAO.
To support Vamos Theatre Company’s production of Finding Joy this autumn Vamos Theatre present:
Listening With Your Eyes Workshop
Led by Vamos Theatre’s Artistic Director Rachael Savage
Thursday 12th October 6.30pm – 8.30pm
£20 per person
About the workshop
Listening with your Eyes is a workshop for anyone who wants to better develop skills of empathy, insight, listening and trust-building, particularly in the arena of Health and Care.
Suitable for all experiences, Listening with your Eyes explores practically the many ways in which we make connections, with the emphasis on the non-verbal. It looks at the impact of body language, mood, eye-contact, touch, and gesture, and shows how tone of voice can change the meaning of the words we say. It explores the many ways in which ways we can still connect with someone when words may no longer make any sense. The workshop offers an opportunity for participants to see the powerful effect of non-verbal techniques, and their benefit in helping us make real and honest connections – particularly with those living with dementia.
The workshop is led in a supportive and playful way, with as much laughter as possible, so that participants relax and engage with the session. Our aim is for everyone to learn through their own discovery; to feel for themselves, to see with their own eyes and so to empathise with others more easily.
To book your place on the workshop please contact our box office.