Dance for Recovery – Behind the Scenes, the making of a documentary
Putting together the documentary Dance for Recovery - Behind the Scenes has been an amazing experience, full of learning, gaining wisdom and witnessing the power of movement to heal.
This project, the brainchild of Danielle Wilson, brought together twenty five people nearly all of whom had never met before, to re-experience and heal from Cyclone Yasi through movement. It pulled a creative support team of around eight people together to create a workshop.
Danielle has conducted ‘free to move’ dance classes for adults and children in the Cassowary Coast for a few years now but this project was a new vision; it was her contribution to healing the Cassowary Coast from Yasi.
My contribution was to capture - in a mini documentary - the process by which Danielle and the participants, together with the support crew from and gathered by Connecting Community Voices,went about making their silhouette performance.
As Danielle explains in the documentary, ‘these were mostly not experienced dancers.’