Project: Flowers Don’t Bloom is Maya Dance Theatre’s new community engagement project that aims to brings awareness to the issue of violence against women and children.
Though a taboo subject in Singapore, Maya Dance Theatre feels it is a subject which needed to be made public. The voices of the women and children needs to be made heard. And we realised as we discussed the topic further; boys and men are not spared the ordeal of sexual assault as well ! Hence, the establishment of Project: Flowers Don’t Bloom At.
The project will use the arts as an instrument to bringforth the message of preventing; Violence against women and children perpertuaed in their own home.
We wil be organizing several community awareness-arts sessions and activities to bring forth insight towards this social issue to the public with thoughtful artistic voices of varied dimensions such as: Film screeninf, visual arts by survivors of domestic violence, photographic exhibition, community talk addressing the issue of domestic violence, workshops, public performance and ending with a dance theatre production.
Below is a list of our upcoming programmes to bring awarness and education to the social issue of violence againsy women and children:
07 July 2018; 8pm
The Arts House
Anatomy of Violence
The screening will be followed by a special dialogue session conducted by Dr. Sudha Nair from PAVE and Ms. Malathi Das.)
08-19 August 2018
Sunlight on the Horizon (TBA)
05 Sept-04 Oct 2018
Harvesting the Flowers (TBA)
15-18 Aug 2018; 8pm
PANCHA-Flowers Don't Bloom All the Time