One Thousand Project
is a duo art project between Francesca Willow and Madison Mae Parker. Francesca, an artist and performer, uses Madison’s poetry as a starting point for making movement.The duo aims to create a full, experiential atmosphere for the audience, not allowing them to be passive observers, but active participants in the conversation unfolding before them. Their work touches on the darkness that lies within us all, and the strength to overcome through the power that exists within humanity.
is a performance artist and choreographer based in London. After training in contemporary dance at Laban and Performance Studies at King's College London she fell into the poetry scene by accident, and has been dancing her way across the international circuit since. She is also the founder of Ethical Unicorn, where you can find her talking all things ethical lifestyle.
\\ @FrancescaWillow \\ FrancescaWillow.com \\
madison mae parker
is a writer and a performance artist. She owes her loud vocals and rambunctious laughter to her Texas roots. She is currently working in the Midwest with an art residency and as Vice President of Write Bloody Publishing. You can find her watching anime and eating hot cheetos on the reg with her cat MeowZaki.
// @MadisonMaeParker // MadisonMaeParker.com //
YOUR BODY IS A HOME
Home means something different to each one of us. It is a place of safety and security where we can be comfortable, and it is also something we can open to others, inviting people inside to share with us in both tangible and intangible ways. This workshop explores the body as a home and how to invite others into this openness of safety and vulnerability — particularly through the collaboration of movement and poetry. Sometimes, for the poem to exist wholly and completely, it must take up more space than just a simple stage and mic or a page.
when ink is not enough
We all encounter those poems or pieces that don’t seem to be enough in and of themselves. So what do we do then? What happens when you've edited and edited and the piece still does not tell the necessary truth? This workshop explores the idea of combining movement, physical theatre and writing to influence, expand, and explore new corridors of creativity. Sometimes, you must take the poem outside of the page to discover what it needs to exist.
TURNING CHAOS INTO CREATIVITY
We all find ourselves in situations that are too complicated to explain to those around us; what we think, what we need, how we feel — it can be overwhelming. Creativity can be an outlet for this, giving language to the unspeakable. We can take these difficult times and create something that expresses how we are feeling, taking bottled up, negative emotions outside of ourselves and into a more productive space. This workshop utilises creative writing, movement and performance as a method of process, creation and ultimately, healing.