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Trybe


Trybe x Subhas

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Trybe


Trybe x Subhas


TRYBE X SUBHAS X CREATIVES INSPIRIT

On 28th August 2018, Creatives Inspirit together with local rapper Subhas, teamed up with youths from Trybe, to initiate a pilot rap session. The session was an introduction to lyrical writing for rap.

The session allowed the youths an opportunity to write their personal stories after which, they had a chance to share it with the class. Subhas and the Creatives Inspirit tribe worked with the youths, to build around their stories. Some of the youths even found the session to be therapeutic.

'The only rule here is respect', local rapper Subhas shared with Trybe’s youths. He also related on his journey to rapping as well as taught them how to tap on their emotions into expressions of writing for rap.

'The way we convey things through the lyrics are very important,' Subhas shared.

The Creatives Inspirit tribe and Subhas are really grateful for the opportunity to have worked with Trybe’s youths and we look forward to more of such sessions and to the youths' performance.


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Move To Empower


Move To Empower

Move To Empower


Move To Empower


M2E X CREATIVES INSPIRIT

Having successfully piloted our choreography basics program in Battambang, Cambodia since 2015, we are pleased to team up with Move to Empower (M2E), an international non profit recognized by the United Nations and the Zumba Home Office to bring health, literacy and economic opportunities to underserved communities through fitness. Our partnership began in December 2017, expanding our program reach in Battambang, Cambodia and we are looking forward to working alongside them in programming in other communities around the world. Here is the team dancing to 'Contento' by Jorge Luis Chacín!



We were also excited to join the Move to Empower team in their mission in Nairobi, Kenya and we were so excited to be sharing our love for dance and movement with the communities there.

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If you would like to support our partnership with Move to Empower, you can write to us at hello@creativesinspirit.com All donations will go to bringing more programs to impoverished communities in both Cambodia and Kenya.


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Got To Move


GOT TO MOVE

A NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL INITIATIVE

Got To Move


GOT TO MOVE

A NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL INITIATIVE

GOT TO MOVE X CREATIVES INSPIRIT

We are very honoured to have been included in the National Arts Council’s Got To Move campaign, a movement celebrating diversity in the Singaporean dance scene and aiming to involve all citizens in this nationwide dance movement. We debuted our AnyBody Can Dance (ABCD) Program, which is the company’s effort to create an education and outreach programme aimed at the wider public on different audience levels to promote the idea that any kind of body is able to dance, regardless of ability or skill level. With this flagship program, access to the worlds of dance for the masses in Singapore will be as easy as ABCD.

GOT TO MOVE 2017

The Creatives Inspirit team had the best time sharing with the community our AnyBody Can Dance (ABCD) programme as part of Got to Move 2017! Here's some some of our absolute favourite moments!

What's more? We were featured by The Active Age and you can have a look at our best moments below!

GOT TO MOVE 2018

In 2018, we teamed up with both Got To Move Singapore and Flamenco Sin Fronteras to bring latin rhythms to the street of Singapore. We loved getting everyone in the groove and making Singaporeans get up and dance!


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Make-A-Wish


Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish


Make-A-Wish


MAKE-A-WISH X CREATIVES INSPIRIT

In November 2017, the Creatives Inspirit tribe teamed up with Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant a wish for one of their children. We worked hard giving Fatehah and her friends dance classes to prepare to dance alongside Indonesian child star, Zara Leola for her hit music video, ‘No to Bully’. We also collaborated with the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Programme and Disney to produce the music video and are glad to have met Fatehah, Zara and everyone involved!

Watch the video below!


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SANH


St. ANDREW’S Nursing home

SANH


St. ANDREW’S Nursing home


ST. ANDREW’S NURSING HOME X CREATIVES INSPIRIT

Partnering with St. Andrew’s Nursing Home, we brought Zumba Gold to the Nursing Home residents in Buangkok. Zumba Gold accounts for the diverse cognitive and physical fitness levels of the elderly participants while retaining the energetic party-like atmosphere that is characteristic of a typical Zumba workout.

"In June 2018, I had the immense pleasure of facilitating and co-leading these Zumba Gold workouts with the residents of St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (SANH). It was very encouraging to see that, over the course of three weekly sessions, the residents of SANH became not only increasingly receptive to our programme but also increasingly adept at performing these dance moves with us. While most of them had appeared slightly tentative at the beginning of the first session, we constantly did our best to engage them throughout the workout – with lots of encouragement, lots of hi-fives and lots of great music (‘Macarena’ was the clear crowd favourite). When they came back on the second and third sessions, some of them were even dancing to our pre-workout music before the session had properly begun!

I look forward to returning to SANH, so that I can continue to befriend the residents and dance with them. Their energy is inspiring and infectious, and I am fortunate to have experienced that energy in a small but powerful way." - Ziyad Bagharib


WIRA


WOMEN IN RECOVERY ASSOCIATION

WIRA


WOMEN IN RECOVERY ASSOCIATION


WOMEN IN RECOVERY ASSOCIATION X CREATIVES INSPIRIT

Earlier this year, creatives inspirit had the privilege to collaborate with Women In Recovery Association (WIRA). An Organization providing rehabilitative support to female offenders during their time in Loyd Leas community supervision center and after they leave the center.

Shanice Stanislaus, the director of creatives inspirit was given the opportunity to work with these individuals through conducting zumba fitness programs complemented with elements of self discovery, goal setting and empowerment. Due to privacy within the prison walls, photos were not permitted during the session.

“I’ve always wish I had a camera to capture the amazing sessions we have inside the center. The girls led in by the officer will usually stroll in with their cups of water eagerly waiting for the session to start. At first glance, they usually might seem uninterested or detached, some don’t share with you eye contact, some hide nervously behind their friends but some will watch you as you set up to began. But inside they are as excited as you are to start the class.

We usually start with an introduction, I’ll explain who I am and what the zumba program is and usually in any other fitness class it ends there and we will start the class. But with this women, I go a step further. I make them close their eyes and feel themselves standing in the space.

You are here and you are here with yourself now. This hour is for you, what would you really like for yourself today? I’ll usually prompt them to set an intention for themselves,. ‘I don’t care what it might be but you have to set it even if it’s as small as listening and just letting loose to music or choosing to enjoy it as an exercise.’ And once they have had that moment, I go another step to get two people to co lead with me, face the group and dance as if you’re leading a giant fitness concert. And each time the song changes, you can tap someone in so at the end of the program everyone would have had a chance to lead. “

And so we began.

Music turns on.

And every time we have a session this is the best part, everyone spends an hour dancing, screaming at the top of their voice, co leading sometimes they freestyle. It feels like a huge fiesta but we are in a prison, grey walls and all. And in those moments I see the most amazing things happening for each of these individuals, as they let loose, they are given positive affirmations, they start to reconnect with themselves again, they start to believe in themselves again even if it’s a small thing such as following a step and dancing with the rhythm. I had a session where one of the girls, she hid behind everyone at the back, and I would slowly try to connect with her, smile at her, give her the thumbs up and I could see how much that meant to her, her body started to respond, she started to own her body rolls and footwork and by the end of the class she found herself unconsciously at the front, grooving away and dancing to ‘cheap thrills’.

This is beautiful to watch every time to see what movement can do for people. And for me coming into work alongside these girls have prompted to think that we as a society we don’t talk about these individuals as much, for them and for us, our concern in their lives probably ends the moment they commit a criminal offence. We as a society we aren’t trained to think beyond that, perhaps the conversations have not been had about what got them there in the first place where I’ve heard many reasons; bad relationships, Low self esteem, no positive role models, poverty, addictions etc and so perhaps it also talks about what we can do to help these individuals even as they navigate our educational and social structures.

And so when I go in, I know and I can see what’s happened to them mentally and physically, they have to deal with both the consequences of their crimes but for them it feels like life have stopped the moment they get caught. And so, what we do when We go in is to give back some kind of power and choice back to them as much of that is stripped away from them. To give them the power and the choice to say for this hour I can choose some kind of light and happiness to give to myself instead of relenting to the emotional turmoil each one of them might be going through in their own way. Empowering them to say that there other possibilities in your life and your life doesn’t have to end at the crime committed is the biggest gift I found that I can give them and it’s a gift I hope to keep giving those who might be struggling with this particular phase of life and perhaps one day they can pass this gift on to someone else who might be going through a similar path.


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SAMH


SINGAPORE ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH

SAMH


SINGAPORE ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH


SINGAPORE ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH (YOUTHREACH) X CREATIVES INSPIRIT

In June of 2018, we were fortunate to have piloted this initiative with Singapore Association of Mental Health (SAMH) YouthReach, a psychosocial rehabilitation programme for youths with mental health conditions. The vision is to empower the youths to move out of their comfort zones to achieve mutually agreed goals in a safe, caring and inclusive community.

Here are some highlights from the fun and interactive session:


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Caregivers Alliance


caregivers alliance

Caregivers Alliance


caregivers alliance


CAREGIVERS ALLIANCE X
CREATIVES INSPIRIT

In September of 2018, we collaborated with Caregivers Alliance - a social service organisation in Singapore dedicated to meeting the needs of families and caregivers of persons with mental health issues. We had the best time with these impassioned caregivers and we hope the spirit of play gave them a renewed sense of purpose and injected some needed fun and excitement into their lives!

'The program gives a window of opportunity for participants to get out of their limited selves and connect with others as well as loose inhibitions and most importantly, discover the fun part of themselves.'-Prema Lata

'I like the energy level they have and that influences us'-Carol Ee

I enjoyed connecting with people even if you just got to know them, the art of living with struggles. Time to ourselves strengthen our life in order to give back to others'-Teo Soh Ghim