This week at Healing Family, an organization that works with adults with disabilities, we explored the many shades of rhythm and dance. Starting off with a game of "Musical Statues" we got everyone showing off their impressive dance moves. After a winner was chosen, we settled into another form of artistic expression.
Using Kandinsky's sensorial approach to painting, we splattered and splashed our interpretations of any given song onto paper. The twist: after each song snippet we passed our art work to the person to our right. Musical chairs sans chairs if you will. From Whitney Houston to Bob Marley, everyone swayed and played with colour and form. The final pieces were an assemblage of everybody's emotional reactions to the diverse playlist. And last but definitely not least, the troupe from Healing family treated us to a dance performance which included a fantastic mash up of Elvis and Michael Jackson dance moves. Fun times all around!