Activities, which the Flower Theater has accomplished back in time
- Art therapy
- Civic education
- Social projects
The eye of an artist, the soul of a poet2020 - 2021
with the support of Ministry of Culture
The show "The eye of an artist, poet's soul " is built on stories "The harvest", Asphyxiation, Mowers and "In the next world", included in the curriculum in literature in primary and secondary education. It is designed to increase students' interest in creativity Elin Pelin, as well as help those, who are about to graduate. It is built on a modular principle, as between the stories the actors enter into a discussion with the audience, helping with their questions to make sense of the author's message and means, through which he achieved this suggestion.
Directing: Tsvete Yaneva Scenography and dolls: Silvia Stoyanova Music: Vlada Yaneva Participate: Violina Vasileva-Alexandrova,Ralitsa Stoyanova, Ekaterina Kazakova, Georgi Mavrov, Martin Noev and Mikhail Petrov Lighting and sound: Larry Askwith the support of the Ministry of Culture The performance “Eye of an Artist, soul of a poet "is built on the stories" After the harvest ", Asphyxiation, "Mowers" and "In the Other World", included in the curriculum in literature in primary and secondary education. It is designed to increase students' interest in the work of Elin Pelin, whatever …
Harassment and abuse2018-2021
The project will be implemented for 32 months (from 01-09-2018 to 30-04-2021) from a consortium of 7 partner organizations from 6 different countries (Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, France, Portugal and Denmark) and associate partner, led by FSZK НПО, Hungary.
The main goal of the project is to support the daily work of educators to prevent various types of harassment among young people - from ridicule to abuse. A complete system of tools will be developed in the project, which includes:
- Simulation game, mainly for young people (O1);
- Guidelines for working with the experience of young people, acquired from the simulation game (O2);
– Methodology on Forum theatre, which also works with their experience, acquired by the game (O3).
One of the goals of the game is to increase the sensitivity and awareness of young people about the different ways of harassment.. Another important goal of the project is to encourage and support the social inclusion of such vulnerable groups, who already have fewer opportunities and thus have a greater chance of becoming victims of harassment. The simulation game supports our shared responsibility to avoid harassment situations. The third goal of the project is to provide the necessary knowledge and practices to young people (including young people from different types of vulnerable groups) for recognition, avoid and / or dealing with such situations in the best possible way.
- Copenhagen City Youth School (Denmark)
- E2C73 (France)
- Association of Hungarian Head Teachers (Hungary)
- Second Chance School of Matosinhos (Portugal)
- Babes Bolyai University (Romania)
- Flower Theater (Bulgaria)
- Equal Opportunities of Persons with Disabilities Non-Profit Ltd. (Hungary)
Events:Resume: The project will be implemented for 32 months (from 01-09-2018 to 30-04-2021) from a consortium of 7 partner organizations from 6 different countries (Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, France, Portugal and Denmark) and associate partner, led by FSZK NGOs, Hungary. The main goal of the project is to support the daily work of educators to prevent different …
Violence at school2020Theatre Tsvete offers five forum theatrical performances, associated with various forms of violence, suitable for different age groups. Forum theatre is a theatrical play, in which the actors present a problematic situation. The audience, who is also a participant in the performance, is invited to suggest and play solutions to alleviate it. Forum theatre gives viewers an incredible chance to try out in a safe environment different patterns of behavior in potentially problematic life situations. The presented cases are suitable for additional discussions in class.“AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?” is a forum theatrical performance, in which three of the most common forms of school violence are presented. Viewers decide which one to try to bring about positive change. Best for 3you to 9th grade including;“COMMENT ON THIS!” is a theatrical play, created on a real case of violence. It aims to draw the attention of young Internet users to personal responsibility, which everyone has, to the protection of other people's personal space. Best for 4you to 9th grade including;"YOU WILL NEVER SEE ME AGAIN!” presents a dramatic conflict between daughter and mother. Viewers make assumptions about the events, led to rupture. In the story created on the basis of their own experience, young people are looking for ways to ease the child-parent relationship. Most appropriate for 6th to 10th grade including;“YOU COOL ARE YOU?” presents the drama of replacing the moral values of the young man with material quantitative criteria, which he must perform, to be admitted to a particular social group. Most suitable for 5you to 10th grade including;"ME AND YOU" is a show about the euphoria of the first love excitements and voluntary or involuntary misunderstandings, which break the fragile bond. Young people will have the opportunity to give ideas for positive changes in the course of events, whose effectiveness they will test in the love laboratory created in this way. Most suitable for 5you to 8th grade including.It is important to know about the performances, that:
The Theatre "Tsvete" offers five forum theatrical performances, associated with various forms of violence, suitable for different age groups. Forum Theatre is a theatrical play, in which the actors present a problematic situation. The audience, who is also a participant in the performance, is invited to suggest and play solutions to alleviate it. Forum Theater gives viewers an incredible chance to try it out …
- Three or more professional actors take part in each performance;
- Performances do not necessarily require a theater hall and technical assistance from the school;.
- Each forum theatrical performance has a duration 45 – 60 minutes (theatrical discussion is an integral part of it);
- The audience can be no more than 80 man;
Co-financed by a program "Culture" of Sofia Municipality
The partnership project of the NGO "Flower Theater" and the Foundation Health Initiative provides for innovative non - formal health education of 800-1000 growing up between 13 and 18 years, aimed at preventing the use of >narcotic drugs and the associated risk of infection with HIV, by including them in a forum theatrical performance and interactive training of a group of young trainers of their peers. Learning by doing and experiencing, whatever forum theater offers, gives deeper and more lasting results than any didactic method. It gives viewers an incredible chance to try out in a safe environment different patterns of behavior in potentially problematic life situations..
Due to the imposed emergency measures, the implementation of the project was postponed, even uncertain. Supported by the Sofia Program "Culture", we digitized the show, to ensure its spread in the presence of an epidemiological situation.
We are happy to announce, that for now project "Color shadows" of the NGO is carried out Live.
On 29.09.2020. from 11:50 the eponymous forum theatrical performance was presented at Princess Maria-Louisa Vocational School of Clothing– city. Sofia. And on 05.10.2020 from 12;45 An interactive training on the topic was conducted with the same ninth-graders by expert psychologists from the Foundation Health Initiative.
The next object of the event was Vocational High School of Ecology and Biotechnology "Prof.. Dr. Asen Zlatarov - city. Sofia. There on 16.10.2020 from 13:50 interactive training on the topic was conducted "Myths and reality about the consequences of drug use", and on 23.10.2020. from 13:50 a forum theatrical performance was presented "Color shadows".
On the last day before the entry into force of the new strict restrictions, associated with the coronavirus pandemic, on 26.11.2020, we managed to play another live performance in front of students from 156 Vasil Levski Primary School, and their meeting with our psychologist partners was on 10.12.2020 in online format.
On 12.11.2020. took place online premiere of the digitized show "Color shadows" in front of students of pedagogy from SU "St.. Kliment Ohridski ”, and on 26.11.2020. The main participants in the forum theatrical online performance were the young people from the crisis center "Hope" of the foundation P.U.L.S.. The same young people participated in the interactive training "Myths and realities about the consequences of drug use" on 08.12.2020 r.Co-financed by the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality, the Partnership Project of NGO Flower Theater and the Health Initiative Foundation envisages conducting innovative non-formal health education of 800-1000 growing up between 13 and 18 years, aimed at preventing the use of >drugs and the associated risk of HIV infection, by including them in a forum theatrical performance …
Lesson on empathy2020
with the support of Ministry of Culture
It is implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture, won through a competition
The spread of the puppet forum theatrical performance The Flying Knight is held in order to prevent school violence among students from the primary stage of primary education
The puppet forum theatrical performance “The flying knight” presents the story of a boy with a wild imagination. His classmates do not accept him because of his differences. And adults are mired in their own problems.
What happens on stage is familiar to students. Violence at school is so common, that students get used to it, they begin not to notice it. Victims alone cannot get used to it. The children in the hall empathize with the troubles of Little Martin. Empathy motivates them to go on stage and look for a way to help him.
“The flying knight” teaches children to recognize violence and to protect each other. If they are silent and patient, the abuser believes, that he is invincible and repeats, and triples and in response provokes violence. With this show we want to provoke children, parents and teachers to understand the personal responsibility of each to this huge problem - school violence.
Development of the audience of people with hearing impairments in Bulgaria2019
Supported by NFC, program "Publics", agreement № 122-P – 18 – ORG1620-23 /18.09.2018
Marketing strategy for dissemination of the ready innovative gesture-verbal spectacle "Borders". Production of leaflets and posters, distributed by centers of Union of the Deaf in the city. Stara Zagora, Burgas, Yambol and Sofia.
Digital advertising campaign on the social network Facebook.
Developing active communication with audiences and inclusion to the activity of our organization.
STARA ZAGORA, 26.02.2019 | BURGAS, 27.02.2019 | YAMBOL, 28.02.2019 | SOFIA, 04.03.2019
Our contribution to the creation of a methodology for building theatrical gestures and verbal performances:
My name is Vasil Spasov. I am a hearing actor and director, directed "Kukunor I Unuki ” in Bulgaria as a member of Flower Theater. I already had experience with different types of theater - puppet theater, educational theater, forum theater, playback theater, improvisational theater, theater for reproduction, theater of collective creativity (Devised theatre), theater of the specific space (Site-specific theatre) and a sensory maze theater. So I was very open to the bilingual show, because. experimenting in new territories is part of my creative DNA.
There is no tradition of bilingual or other kind of inclusive theater in Bulgaria. There are some random performances, but very rarely. I myself have taken part in such, sounding pieces of deaf actors in the moments, in which a voice was needed above the text.
So I was ready to dive into the adventure
What is the best text for a bilingual game? I still don't know the answer to that question. I know what a good text is for a hearing audience, but also for the Chuvash and the deaf - this was a question for me as a director from the very beginning of the process. So I read the play Kukunor I Kalahari several times and I followed my artistic instinct.
The first thing, which caught my attention, it was, that they were parts of the text, which were rhyming and very abstract in meaning - they were difficult to understand at first glance and their translation into sign language would hardly carry their true meaning. The repetition of the sound in the rhymes and the play on words would delight the hearing audience., but for the deaf they will confuse and make sentences difficult to understand. So my decision was to remove these rhyming parts and if possible, to try to find another way to put their message in
The second thing, what I noticed was, that the whole play is based on text. This, what i mean is, that words themselves are the main instrument of dramatic action. As far as I know, deaf people use many ways to interact with each other and words / the signs are just one of them. So my goal as a director was to invent and involve more "Without a word / no signs " scenes, to balance actions, based on the text. Later, at the performances I felt, that in these scenes the actors and the audience focus on the action itself, without words or signs to raise barriers between them. I made a few - "Opening stage"(about 8 minutes), in which the audience got acquainted with the characters and the situation, "Shooting scene" - a dramatic moment, in which they injure the woman, "Romantic scene" - flirting / love dance, in which the characters approach emotionally and physically.
The third thing, which was very important to me, the play had a very clear and strong construction. I knew, that because of the two channels of communication, which the audience will watch all the time, it will be overwhelmed by the complexity of storytelling, so my job as a director was to prepare a play, which is easily captured and monitored. In short - a simple story, which is delivered in a very new and complex theatrical way. So I edited the parts, which were not very clear from a structural and logical point of view.
The last part was the translation of the text into sign language. This process was done with a translator and actors, deaf and hearing. The focus here was to find the right signs for the words and when they didn't turn out to be appropriate - to replace them with other similar ones..
The pace was also a serious problem - was the sign language or verbal language faster or slower than the other? This question has become even bigger, when the rehearsals on stage began.
For me, the text for a bilingual play should be different from that for a play only for hearing people. Because we combine two communication systems, we need to find the intersection of their strengths. A cooperative approach would be the best way - whether done by one writer with a consultant or by two writers, but also "Hearing" and The "deaf" parts must be involved in this process, to carry all the richness of words and plasticity.
Most of the actors did not know each other, met in this project for the first time. But that was not the problem. The biggest problem was doubt, that this method can work. For all four actors, this endeavor was something completely new; something, which they had never done before. I had to prepare them to play characters, presented by another actor / actress with different means of expression. And this character would interact with another character, also played by both a deaf and a hearing actor.
I started the preparation carefully, Step by Step. For starters - games. The first five rehearsals were just to build the team, getting to know, a sense of partner on stage and collaboration - nothing about the play itself. In these games, the actors found their ways of communication - how deaf and hard of hearing to give signals to their partners., how to interact on stage. Was a lot of fun, mistakes were taken only as steps along the way, which removed the tension from the "big task". We started to build mutual trust. we went into creative mode. It is very important to create such a "laboratory" atmosphere, in which people feel free to experiment and have no fear of failure. When we achieved it, we took another step - we started improvisation games. Initially, the task was simple - four people in different random or extreme situations. The actors begin to develop the situation through interaction between them. When they got used to it, we switched to improvisation in pairs, in which the two actors played a single character. Are they a mirror to their partner, its opposite or continuation of the idea taken by it - the combination of everything, which we found, is the best key. Then the couple began to interact with the other couple. And because this improvisation can be really confusing, it requires the concentration and partnership of the team to rise to another level. They took control of the situation, the actors felt ready to start working on the play.
But how does the director feel?
Preparation for the director
Stage rehearsals were approaching, and I still didn't know exactly how to do it. There were many unknowns in my head, but I was in "laboratory" mode, i.e.- open to the process. I certainly knew the following: the story, each character will be played by two actors, the need for a strong visual expression of the scenes, especially those with sounds in them. While choosing the actors, I chose the two hearing actors to be about fifty years old, and the two deaf, about thirty. I used this to enrich the characters. How will each of these ages react in different situations?
The most important advice, which I can give to someone, who has decided to undertake such an undertaking, is: patience, patience, patience. Things are done slowly, but eventually they become. Mixing two languages, the intertwining of two worlds, finding their best intersections, requires time. This is a path of discovery, path of failures and victories. Here are some of the challenges:
Keeping up the pace - it is difficult for two participants to have the same emotional and reactive speed, even if they read the same text at the same time. And imagine how much harder it was in our case… We put a lot of effort, so that the dialogue goes on all the time at the same time. We had to further edit some of the text or characters, to keep the flow. Sometimes we consciously looked for a different pace in the couple, but it was in special moments, when we wanted to emphasize something important. If we tried to synchronize the actors in many emotional moments, they looked like robots, so we were looking for a specific solution to each specific situation.
Two actors - one character - this is a very creative task. As I said before, the best way for us was to combine mirror, evolving and contradictory. But the combination is done on different scales in the cases, in which communication takes place in the couple and from this one, in which communication is with the other hero-couple or between different parts of oneself. For example, in our version of the play, the woman is alone on stage and there is a great internal conflict - so every actress retires - the young deaf actress wants to love the man., and the mature actress - to hate and kill him. The difficulty was this, that they had to have the same text. We solved the problem using just one phrase, which was repeated several times, whereby the conflict became more visual and physical.
Misansen! The first difficulty stems from the fact, that to be understood, deaf actors have to gesture like that, so that it can be seen by the audience, which means, that they should not play in profile or back. Another problem is, that when gesturing they can't do anything else with their hands - to play props or other physical actions. If such a thing is necessary, they must pause the text, until they perform the action and only then continue the text.
And so, with this in mind, we tried to use the whole scene and have different variants of interaction - deaf with deaf, hearing with hearing, hearing with deaf.
Balance! All participants must be equal on stage, no one to lead or support. So each of the four actors through the play had their own special moment of attention as an individual and each character - as a couple of partners..
Style of action - when deaf actors gesture, it is necessary to select the physical expression of the hearing actors and to focus more on the speech and the implementation of the action with this tool. The balance in the team is sought again.
How a director observes two simultaneous actions?! Many things were happening on stage at the same time and it was difficult to understand at once. So my approach was to focus on one thing and look at it carefully, while the whole action was going on. For example, I just focus on the deaf actors or listen to the lyrics of the hearing actors or watch one pair and then change the focus. The approach was again step by step.
Our premiere was in Sofia and I thought, that the deaf community will be present en masse, because she is very eager to have a theater for the deaf in Bulgaria. But that was not the case. The audience was around 20% deaf and 80% hearing. On the contrary, in our tour in 3 the city in the country the audience was 90% deaf and 10% hearing. At our last presentation, again in Sofia, the spectators were 50/50 . For people, this was something completely new, so in the beginning we had resistance from each of the communities - it just took a while, until the hearing spread, that this new thing is good. For some deaf people in the country, this was the first theatrical experience and it was very valuable for our team. In the discussions after the performances, the main message of the audience was, that they want more theater like this. So somehow we created a hunger for bilingual performances, for which we want to share the responsibility with all theater actors in Bulgaria.Supported by NFC, Audience Program, agreement № 122-P – 18 – ORG1620-23 /18.09.2018 Marketing strategy for dissemination of the ready innovative sign-verbal show "Borders". Production of leaflets and posters, distributed by centers of the Union of the Deaf in. Stara Zagora, Burgas, Yambol and Sofia. Digital advertising campaign on the social network Facebook. Developing active communication with audiences …
Prevention of school violence2019-2020
funded by RKBPPMN - Mladost district
Forum Theatre is a theatrical play, in which the actors present a problematic situation. The audience, who is also a participant in the performance, is invited to suggest and play solutions to alleviate it. Forum Theater provides viewers with an incredible chance to try out in a safe environment different patterns of behavior in possible problematic life situations..
The presented cases are suitable for additional discussions in class.
“AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?” is a forum theatrical performance, in which three of the most common forms of school violence are presented. Viewers decide which one to try to bring about positive change.
Best for 3you to 9th grade including;
“COMMENT ON THIS!” is a theatrical play, created on a real case of violence. It aims to draw the attention of young Internet users to personal responsibility, which everyone has, to the protection of other people's personal space.
Best for 4you to 9 class inclusive;
"YOU WILL NEVER SEE ME AGAIN!” presents a dramatic conflict between daughter and mother. Viewers make assumptions about the events, led to rupture. In the story created on the basis of their own experience, young people are looking for ways to ease the child-parent relationship.
Best for 6you to 10 class inclusive;
"ARE YOU COOL?” presents the drama of replacing the moral values of the young man with material quantitative criteria, which he must perform, to be admitted to a particular social group
Most suitable for 5you to 10 class inclusive;
"ME AND YOU". is a show about the euphoria of the first love excitements and voluntary or involuntary misunderstandings, which break the fragile bond. Young people will have the opportunity to give ideas for positive changes in the course of events, whose effectiveness they will test in the love laboratory created in this way.
Most suitable for 5you up to 8 class inclusive.
It is important to know about the performances, that:
funded by RCBPPMN - Mladost district "Flower" Theater offers five forum theater performances (external link), associated with various forms of violence, suitable for different age groups. Forum Theatre is a theatrical play, in which the actors present a problematic situation. The audience, who is also a participant in the performance, is invited to suggest and play solutions to alleviate it. Forum …
- Three or more professional actors take part in each performance;
- Performances do not necessarily require a theater hall and technical assistance from the school;.
- Each forum theatrical performance has a duration 45 – 60 minutes (theatrical discussion is an integral part of it);
- The audience can be no more than 80 man;
- Price – depending on the number of the invited performances
Theater Against Violence 2018 Campaign2018
At the festival Theater Against Violence, held on 26.11.2018 at the University Theater "Alma Alter" were presented 4 forum theatrical performances.
At the end of 2017. Theatre Tsvete announced its intention to conduct a Campaign THEATER AGAINST VIOLENCE at a meeting with principals of Sofia schools and representatives of local commissions for combating anti-social behavior of minors (KBPPMN).
To involve a school in the campaign, necessary:
- Buy at least one package from 5 forum theatrical performances, associated with various forms of violence, who Theatre Tsvete offers;
- To form a student theater club of at least 6 children between 5 and 10 class and one educator- head of the club for participation in the festival Theater Against Violence on 26 November 2018,
Thanks to funding, received from locals KBPPMN from areas "Swelling" and Vitosha and program "Sports" of Sofia Municipality, joined the Campaign 2SU "Akad.Em.Stanev", 86 Primary school "St. Kl. Ohridski ”, 130 SU "Stefan Karadza" and students majoring in "Informal education" on SU "St.. Kliment Ohridski ” headed by Assoc. Vanya Bozhilova. The methodological materials for the training of the students were prepared in cooperation with Assoc. Bozhilova so, to be most useful for their regular university education. In the first phase of their training, the young people performed tasks, related to the creation of a short theatrical performance on real history. In the second phase they were trained in joker (leading the forum, next performance). Immediately after that, the practical part of the training began - the preparation of the students forum theatrical performances to participate in the festival. As a result of the joint work of students, teachers, students and actors, one performance was prepared in two of the schools, and in 86 OU - two, which were played on 2 times in front of classmates.
At the festival Theater Against Violence, held on 26.11.2018 at the University Theater "Alma Alter" were presented 4 forum theatrical performances featuring 32 the actor aged from 12 and 14 years, prepared under the guidance of 12 students with mentors 3 actors and 4 local educators. They were joked by students trained by us. Total number of student performances - 200.
Students and pupils were certified, the participating pedagogues were awarded a diplomaAt the Theater Against Violence Festival, held on 26.11.2018 were presented at the Alma Alter University Theater 4 forum theatrical performances. At the end of 2017. Tsvete Theater announced its intention to hold a THEATER AGAINST VIOLENCE Campaign at a meeting with principals of Sofia schools and representatives of local commissions for combating anti-social behavior of minors. …
Who will be king?2016-2020
with the support of a program "Agriculture and Rural Development 2014-2020" of the European Commission.
A puppet tale with the participation of the audience for children from 3 to 10 years
The show teaches young viewers how important it is for people to take care of nature, so that nature can take care of them. They get many opportunities to participate in the show, which provoke them emotionally and turn the conclusions of the experience into lasting beliefs
Director: Tsvete Yaneva Set designer: Mila Dikalova Music: Vlada Yaneva Participate: Violina Vasileva-Alexandrova, Ekaterina Kazakova and Hristo Ivanov Lighting and sound: Martin Noev
The show was created with funding from the program "Agriculture and Rural Development 2014-2020" on European Commission.with the support of the program "Agriculture and Rural Development 2014-2020" of the European Commission. A puppet tale with the participation of the audience for children from 3 to 10 years The show teaches young viewers how important it is for people to take care of nature, so that nature can take care of them. They get many opportunities to participate …
"In Europe, with us or without us - the fate of the excluded and strangers "2017
Erasmus + program
Key action 2:
Strategic partnership projects
"In Europe, with us or without us - the fate of the excluded and strangers "
AGREEMENT № 2016-1-PL01-KA204-026320 (4)
Resume for the project
The project "In Europe, with us or without us - the fate of the excluded and foreigners " takes action on behalf of various disadvantaged groups, including the elderly, women in a difficult situation, victims of all forms of violence, people with educational disabilities, migrants (with special emphasis on the fate of women), by opposing their discrimination. Five partnership meetings are planned, including two of 5 school days, during which the participants - lecturers from the partner countries of this project - will acquire knowledge about the three specific methods (biographical story for an interview, biographical conversation, drama). These new skills will be used to diagnose problems and try to solve them, and the first step in this direction will be to develop profiles of adults of different ages (25 + / 60 +) from disadvantaged backgrounds. In every country, several biographical interviews with representatives of the target groups will be conducted, and their fate will be visualized with the help of drama. technicians. The following questions will be raised in interviews: to locals: What is their desire to accept "strangers", what knowledge they have about the problem of migration and refugees, what is their political consciousness, what are their stereotypes on this topic , and whether they would like to find themselves in the situation of migrants in their own country. Other questions, which will be raised, will address the issue of the Euro-orphanage, namely, the impact of parental migration and the upbringing of children by grandparents. On the other hand, we will want to know what the expectations of migrants were, related to the new destination, as well as whether they are met, what is the reason for their emigration, how the choice of destination was made and what is their knowledge of social, geographical and cultural circumstances in the country of destination. At the Poleski Art Center, the artistic activities of the coordinating organization, will be supported by members of the Center for Active Pensioners, working there.
The project is aimed at training the staff and instructors of the European institutions, participating in the project, as well as a group of learners, related to these institutions, and people from groups vulnerable to marginalization. Project activities will cover involved around 1000 souls, among listeners and viewers. The main goal of our project is to improve the quality of education and lifelong learning. However, an equally important goal is to reflect on such concepts as: hatred, respect, mercy and love, and building dialogue between people, so that they talk to each other, and are curious about each other. The project aims to eliminate the fear of foreign migrants. A lasting result of the project will be: a public project website, the pages of the partner organizations, links to the project on the pages of other organizations, working against discrimination and exclusion, electronic brochure with a description of the methods and results of the project in English and in the national languages of the partner organizations.
FIRST ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
Sunday, 12 February: Arrival of partners
Monday, 13 February
Conference location: "Citizens' Office", Lower arbor 24
9.00 – 9.30 Presentation of the partner institutions
9.30 – 10.30 Project distribution / Schedule / Work in small groups
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.45 h. Presentation of "The Constance Biographical Talks" (Gödelitzer model) from Any Cybulla, Integration Officer of Constance and Zahide Sarikas, member of Council of Constance
and best practice "The meaning of the first name for our identity" from Any Cybulla
Come on, tell us the name, which they call there at home -
Mother, father, fellow citizens, the neighbors around.
Certainly no man in the world is nameless, all are called.
Born in high society or in a shack,
as soon as the child sees the light
His parents always call him, after he was born.
Homer, Odyssey, Book VIII
Names in cultural communication
Each culture has its own names. Many cultures view proper names not only as belonging to humans, but also as identical with them. And while all cultures apply naming by small names, the rules for their use, as well as for giving them, may vary.
Official naming is usually prescribed by national laws and regulations. At the same time, there may be informal naming rules. These informal practices may have a special personal value.
Social changes are reflected as in the official, as well as in the informal naming. for example, in the Middle Eastern countries surnames were introduced in the 50s of the 20th century. Self-chosen names are often an expression of self-awareness and belonging, which is why their correct pronunciation and spelling are extremely important.
The correct use of names is essential for interpersonal communication. They are used as a full name, including first and last names - in a different order, only first name or only last name, name, through which the person is known, pet shape, abbreviated form, pseudonym,
surname in the role of o baptism, associated with address information, parts of an appropriate name or title, used instead of the name or as an appropriate extension to it.
This can dramatically affect the relationship between communication partners.
In the use of all crops, changing or omitting a name conveys respect or contempt, mockery or recognition; They convey intimacy, tenderness or distancing and reproach. The chosen form of address conveys the social roles and elements of the relationship. The "wrong" chosen form of address can strain social relationships. for example, the use of the informal "you", instead of the official "you" or incorrect pronunciation of a name, it can be perceived as intentional or unconscious disregard. Appropriate use of an appropriate name helps to establish contact in conversations between partners and can contribute to their willingness to cooperate.. Listening to a person's name increases attention and can make it easier to absorb new information.
© Dr. Sabine Handschuck - Institute for Intercultural Qualifications Munich IQM
www.i-iqm.de; Page. 16 ; Translated from Greek by Robert Fassals.
Translator's comment: This applies to languages, who have such a distinction, e.g.. Of / Sie in German or tu / Lei in Italian as opposed to e.g.. English and Arabic, which do not distinguish between formal and informal "you".
Recommendations for handling proper names during intercultural situations of first contacts:
- Keep in mind, that naming can vary, and the German model is just one of many possibilities.
- Determine if the surname in the German sense is common and which of the names is a surname and which / which is / are given a name(on). Keep in mind, that the order of the names may vary even in Official Documents depending on the country of origin of the person. Not in all countries is the last name
- be sure, that you have been given the full name of a person, and not just part of the name, which
used in everyday interactions.
- Determine whether the title is an addition to the name or an integral part of it.
- Ask how the person in question would like you to address him or her.
- Make an effort to pronounce her name correctly, if necessary, to seek help. Keep notes on phonetics and spelling or underline the syllable with emphasis, so it can allow quick use
- Check spelling.
- A person's gender cannot be derived from an unknown name. Add "sir" or "madam" [or "Mrs."], to help you with correspondence.
- Ask if a young, an unmarried woman would like to be addressed as a 'lady' or this would be considered a crime in the country of origin.
- Find out if the gender can be identified by the masculine or feminine ending of the family name. Some women give up the feminine form of their language, for others, this distinction may be important. Inquiry about the preferred form of address and spelling of the name.
- Don't guess, that family affiliation can be reliably identified by surnames. If necessary, ask the full names of each family member.
- Imagine your name and your preferred form of address
© Dr. Sabine Handschuck - Institute for Intercultural Qualifications Munich IQM
Tuesday, 14 February:
Location: Language Service Constance, Wallgutstrasse 3
9.30 – 10.30 Summary of the meeting and evaluation
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11,10 – 12,30 h. Conducting a course for integration of migrants in German
12.30 – 15.00 Lunch of your choice and free time
15.00 – 17.00 h. Grand trip through Constance from Dr. Goodren Schenkenburger
Meeting: Login to „Münster”
Wednesday, 15 February
SECOND PARTNERSHIP MEETING
31.03 – 03.04.2017; Sofia
Workroom: zh.k.. "Borovo" bl.59, 6-you floor; Anna Lalkowska
Participants: Maria Goldstein, Isabella Pietovska, Tsvete Yaneva, Yanko Velkov, Anna Lalkowska, Nelly Lalkovska, Maria Chalupova, Angelica Brechelmacher, Felice Frank, Aleksandar Todorovski
Friday, 31 March Arrival of the partners
Saturday, 1 April
11.00 – 12.00 Meeting with Healthy Vodenicharova - expert from "Bread House Network". Discussion for a future project with a deadline 26.04.2017
12.00 – 12.30 Coffee break
12.30 – 13.00 Development for the project / Schedule / Working groups Maria Goldstein
13.30 – 15.00 Lunch at a restaurant Happy Bar и Grill
15.00 – 16.30 Presentation of the partner institutions: how / what has been done so far; All partners
16.30 – 18.30 “Discover Sofia” – Nelly Lalkovska - tour
19.00 Dinner: in a restaurant “My home”
Sunday, 2 April:
10.00 – 11.00 People, trained in biographical interviews, will tell the other participants their impressions and experiences from their work with the interviewees; Angelica Brechelmacher and Felisi Frank
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 13.00 Impressions and discussion of experience and variations in different target groups. What are the main target groups; Tsveti Yaneva
13.30 – 15.00 Lunch at the restaurant “Zad Agala”
15.00 – 16.00 Questionnaire as guidelines Characteristics of the interview (supportive / is not interrupted / respects feelings) Maria Chalupova
16.00-17.30 Conclusions of the meeting. Assessment. Anna Lalkowska
18.00 Dinner “Wine Bar” St. Parchevich 32
Monday, 3 April: Departure
THIRD PARTNERSHIP MEETING
Training in Skopje, Macedonia
25 – 29.05.2017
- The activities of 25 and 26 may take place in GEM club (Menada), Karaorman bb 1000 Skopje
- The activities of 27 and 28 may be held in a public hall Public Room, 22, 50-and Division, Skopje 1000, Macedonia
- 11:00 - the beginning of the activities, welcoming and greeting partners from Savka Todorovska and Maria Goldstein
- 11:15 - Introduction of current partners
- 11:45 - coffee break
- 12:30 – 13:30 - discussion of interviews
- 13:30 – 15:00 - Lunch
- 15:00 – 16:00 - continuing the discussion and deciding which of the stories will be staged
- 16:00 – 17:00 - retrospective of the day and discussion of the activities of the next day
BULGARIAN BIOGRAPHICAL INTERVIEW
„You can't imagine the risk we are all at, how all-encompassing is evil. Now you are not his direct victims and you can't even imagine him. Politicians are the greatest evil in the world. „- he says Lydia
Lydia is a Syrian woman, a devout Christian, English teacher. Her family has been living in the city center for some time Homs. Their neighborhood is surrounded by 13 Christian churches. Her grandmother is an herbalist and weaves the most beautiful carpets in the world. Her father paints beautifully; graduated in surgery in Bulgaria. He successfully combines art and science and established a private hospital for plastic surgery in the town. Homs. In Bulgaria he falls in love with the mother of Lydia, also a doctor. But her daughter is only on 5 years, when she leaves them and returns to her homeland.
Lydia has a son and a daughter. At the time, when war breaks out, the boy is on 21, and the girl - on 17 years. While her daughter is a diligent student, her son is a temperamental artistic boy, which protests against police censorship and racketeering in the country.
Influenced by the Arab Spring, a dozen 15-year-olds from the city Dera write on the wall "Down with the Assad regime!“ The police imprison and abuse them.
Their parents, and then many other citizens from different parts of Syria go on peaceful demonstrations in defense of young people. Lydia she is also in the square - her son could have been one of those children?! The police fired, has to kill. Weapon boxes appeared on the streets. The opposition armed itself with guards and also started firing. The war begins.
Assad besiege the city with tanks; the population is leaving it en masse. People settle in nearby villages. One night Lydia is warned, that the police have a list of demonstrators and are looking for them. She panics and the family immediately crosses Turkey, through 2012 r. it's still easy.
Now she and her husband work in Sofia. Their children are still studying at universities, but they also work. They spend a lot of their family money, to help his son's best friend also cross the borders and join them. "There is no civilian in Syria, a world war, only on the territory of my country. Thousands of Christ crucifixes are crucified there every day, and weep thousands of weeping Virgin Mary. And every day I cry for them. "- says Lydia.
On 25 May 2017 g., after all participants presented the interviews, which they had done, the team chose the history of the colleagues from Macedonia - the National Council for Gender Equality. The President of the NSRP, Mrs. Savka Todorovska told us the following story:
A month ago, Mrs. Maria, Croatian, called the SOS phone in Macedonia. She said, that she had lost her daughter Daria before 25 years. Then her girl fell in love with a young Macedonian, who was exiled to her native Croatia. During the war she went with him somewhere in Macedonia and has not heard from her since
With the help of the police, the NSRP found Daria in a small Muslim village. She had changed her faith and her name, now it was Susanna. That's why her mother couldn't find her for so long. Susanna has an older son and a daughter. Her son Emin helped his father, but her daughter Rezarta, she ran away from home and married various men.
The NSRP created an opportunity for Susanna and Rezarta to move to Croatia. Susanna chooses to become Daria again and live with her mother Maria, but Rezarta returns to Macedonia and changes partners again.
- 11:00 – 12:30 - defining the scenes, which will be performed in the play
- 12:30 – 13:30 - identification of issues, which will be addressed to the audience
- 13:30 – 15:00 - Lunch
- 15:00 – 16:00 - retrospective of the day and discussion of the activities of the next day
- On the second day of the workshop, the development of the story as a forum play began. The development of the plot was divided into three stages: 1.)The connection of Daria with the young Macedonian until her separation from her mother; 2.)Her life together until her discovery;3.)What happened to her and her daughter after her discovery. Participants were divided into 3 groups, so that they can use a second language in their communications, different from English. The first stage was developed by the representatives of Bulgaria and Macedonia; the second - from the numerous Polish group, and the third by colleagues from Germany and Slovakia, all fluent in German. Ms. Todorovska was asked questions to clarify the story, so that the post-Yugoslav reality becomes understandable to us, foreigners.
- “Why the mother is looking for her daughter only after 25 years?” - She has been looking for her many times, but after the war the existing structures in the former Yugoslavia were destroyed; the territory is divided into many states; the search for missing relatives is widespread
- “Didn't the mother know what the boy's religion was??” - During socialism, everyone was an atheist and there was no talk of religion
- “Why mother and daughter did not exchange visits and letters?” - Croatia was at war, and Macedonia does not. Crossing borders is difficult and undesirable, post offices do not work
- 11:00 – 13:00 h. - seminar, conducted by the German partners
- 13:00 – 15:00 - Lunch
- 15:00 – 17:00 - rehearsal of the play
- 11:00 – 12:30 - rehearsal of the play
- 12:30 – 13:00 - coffee break
- 13:00 – 14:00 - rehearsal of the play
- 14:00 – 16:00 - Lunch
- 16: 00-17: 00 - rehearsal of the play
- 11:00 – 13:00 - city tour
- 13:00 – 14:00 - coffee break and discussion to continue our cooperation
- 14:00 - representation
Participants made different assumptions about the reasons, led to the facts known to us from the life of Daria – Susan. Because they could be the most diverse, the leading drama-training Bulgarian team paid special attention, that it is conducted in order to enrich the tools of partner organizations with effective means to provoke integration processes in society. The script must be carefully designed this way, that in no case should the viewers be allowed to reproach Islam.
Mrs. Todorovska was a valuable arbiter on the feasibility of proposals on local soil. With disputes and discussions with the acceptance and rejection of individual proposals, the final performance had the following content:
Daria is 19 one year old croatian girl. A nice young man is sitting at the coffee table next to her. They meet, invites her to a disco. Love blazes.
He is Macedonian, works here on a temporary contract, which is about to expire. Quick to come back, because war is expected to break out in Croatia at any moment, and he doesn't want to get involved. Their relationship develops in a flash. He offers her to marry him and go together to a calmer Macedonia. Daria she is very happy. She quickly introduces him to her mother, sign and leave.
The war begins. Daria lives in a peaceful village, but he worries about his mother. Already 3 he writes her letters, and there is no answer. The post office is closed, and crossing borders is difficult and dangerous - there is no way to connect with it! And the news, who come from Zagreb, are scary! Christians and Muslims, until yesterday they lived as brothers, today they are being ruthlessly exterminated. Her mother-in-law, ether her, like all the other women in the village cover their heads and Daria surprised to discover, that she lives among Muslims. For this they have not talked to her husband so far - none of them was interested in religion.
Daria gets pregnant and that changes things. Her husband and mother-in-law kindly invite her to accept their faith, to keep her and their child safe in these troubled times. Daria she herself felt the disapproving looks of her neighbors on her hair. Her mother-in-law throws a beautiful scarf over her head and hugs her warmly. And to understand the village, that she is no longer a non-believer, Daria accepts the name Susan.
One after another, a boy and a girl are born to them. Susan takes care of the children and the house, together with his mother-in-law, and her husband works in the city and returns to them only on weekends.
Finally, the war is over! One day a policeman arrives at their place, who is looking for a woman by name Daria. Her mother-in-law denies that such a person lives in the house, but Susan he is not afraid to tell the truth.
After the war, a severe economic crisis ensued. Her husband is finding it increasingly difficult to find work. And the children are growing, the money is not enough. He starts drinking. When Susan trying to talk to him, he hits her. Their daughter Rezarta trying to protect his mother, but also gets slapped. Beatings and scandals become commonplace. Rezarta trying to persuade her mother to leave her husband, but Susan he has nowhere else to go. However, the girl does not reconcile and is looking for a way to leave the hated home.
A gallant handsome man turns the girl's head. He offers her a well-paid job at a hair cosmetics advertising house. Rezarta is deceived and caught in the trafficking of girls. Relatives and friends turn their eyes away from her.
After the presentation of the story, the audience pointed out the three women, the grandmother, as victims, mother and granddaughter. She chose to make suggestions, through which to try to improve the fate of the mother Daria – Susan.
1.) Daria does not object to the change of faith, because. it doesn't matter to her, but does not accept a change of name.
In our case, her husband threatened her with divorce, but this did not change the decision of Daria (presented by a spectator). She said, that she hoped to keep her new family's support for herself and their future child, and she hoped her husband would reconsider his decision.. At the same time, however, it is very important for her to keep in touch and support her loving mother, as he does for his mother-in-law. She wants to be an equal partner in her marriage, and not dependent on the whims of her husband.
2.) Susan reveals the whole truth to the policeman, managing to maintain a warm relationship with his mother-in-law. She explained, that it will continue to be said about the others in the village Susan, but she wants her mother to stop worrying about her and come to hug her and her mother-in-law, like a mother, he must understand her.
3.)Proposed, but not played, was in conversations to stop daily drunkenness, to include the mother of the alcoholic spouse, which is a holy person for Muslims.
In the ensuing conversations, the participants expressed satisfaction, that their joint work has an anti-war message.
FOURTH PARTNERSHIP MEETING
Training 24 – 30.11.2017; Vienna, Austria
Venue 1, 25 – 26 November:
University of Klagenfurt, Schottenfeldgasse 29, 1070 Vienna
Venue 2, 27 – 29 November:
Geriatric center in the Vienna Woods / Lainz Hospital, Jagdschlossgasse 59, 1130 Wien
11.00 – 13.30 - Presentation of the program and new participants
Presentation “Biographical interviews” – Angelika Brechelmacher
13.30-15:00 - Lunch
15:00 -19:00 Interviews – Tренинг “Biographical interviews” – Angelika Brechelmacher
10:00 – 13:00 - Visiting exhibitions and other events, related to the subject of the project
13:00 -14:00 - Lunch
14:00 -19:00 – "Biographical conversations" - presentation and moderation Zahide Sarikas
10:00 - meeting of Meet at Hietzing underground station
11:00 –18:00 ( lunch included)-
“Our portraits” - workshop on Brigitte Gadnik -Jiskra
"Biographical conversations with refugees" - moderator Zahide Sarikas
Choosing a story for a performance
10:00 -12:00 - Attending events, museums and exhibitions, related to the subject of the project
12:00 – 13:00 - Lunch
13:00 - meeting of Hietzing underground station
14:00 – 18:00 - training in forum theater, moderated by the Polish team - Hanna Gzella, Jadwiga Konopacka, Marta Czajczyńska, Barbara Grabowska -Pankiewicz
Forum theatrical performance
“Children's rhymes from around the world” – Brigitte Gadnik – Iiskra
Evaluation and discussion until the end of the day
The event, narrated by our participant Bistra Dragolova:
Migrants in Europe - integration and problems
From 24-30 November 2017 within the project In Europe in program Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership in Vienna was held a workshop with international participation on current issues, related to the European migrant crisis and the models and mechanisms for the integration of refugees.
Representatives of non-governmental organizations from Austria at the forum, Germany, Slovakia, Poland, Macedonia and Bulgaria held discussions and analyzes on the difficulties and challenges facing the integration processes and the degree of readiness of the European societies to successfully implement them. Trafficking in refugees and economic migrants mainly from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia to the Schengen area The European Union faces the difficult task of receiving and distributing huge masses of people with drastically different ethnocultural backgrounds., social and religious identity and places European societies, political parties and authorities face difficult integration processes.
The main center of the workshop was the training in the methods of the biographical interview, forum theater and fine arts as a means of contact between migrants and society, in which they integrate.
Techniques and methods for the integration of refugees have been experimented and successfully applied in Geriatric center in the Vienna Woods, where the members of the group in the workshop met migrants of different nationalities, participating in the project IGOR (Integration work&Health promotion in public spaces), whose motto is "Learning through friendship". Every newcomer there has abilities, which it can demonstrate and which are targeted in workshops or places of practice. The project includes educational and cultural work, as well as group training. Using the methods of the biographical interview, emotionally saturated facts from the lives of young refugees from Afghanistan and Syria were revealed., which aroused sympathy and a desire for support in the group. The theater's techniques caused excitement and joy in the refugee children.
Integration techniques and practices have a wider application and can be used in various fields - sociology, psychology, journalism, pedagogy.
As part of the workshop, participants visited in Vienna Museum Karlsplatz the multimedia exhibition "History of movement: Shared stories ”, dedicated to labor migration from the former Yugoslavia and Turkey. The exhibition traces the lives and destinies of migrants in Vienna from the 1960s, whose initial intentions are for temporary residence and the idea to earn money for a better life in the homeland. But limited stay plans in many cases turn out to be unrealistic and the return does not take place.. Migrants form civic associations, in Vienna their families and guest workers emigrated and integrated into Austrian society. The exhibition is an exciting look at the life of this category of people in all its manifestations - at work, in school, in the free time.
ONE-DAY TRAINING IN FORUM THEATER FOR FRIENDS OF REFUGEES, INCLUDING THE PERFORMANCE “YOU ARE DIFFERENT!”
"You are different!“ presents the problems between a Muslim mother and daughter, fled the Syrian war. In Bulgaria they are from 3 years, the mother works, the daughter is in high school. The girl likes greater freedoms, who have her peers here, but her attempt to be like them was met with strong resentment from her mother.Erasmus + program 2014-2020 Key action 2: Strategic partnership projects “In Europe, with us or without us - the fate of the excluded and foreigners “AGREEMENT № 2016-1-PL01-KA204-026320 (4) Project summary The project “In Europe, with or without us - the fate of the excluded and foreigners "takes action on behalf of various disadvantaged groups, …
Mixing audiences through art2017-2019
with the support of a program Creative Europe of the European Commission
Creating an opportunity for equal inclusion of people with disabilities in art as performers or audiences, is a pan-European problem, which deals with numerous organizations, each of which - with specific tasks and discoveries. The problem concerns many people, therefore, the partnership between them is very appropriate and useful for everyone.
Theatre Tsvete provokes the personal development of young people and encourages their positive inclusion in public life, regardless of their origin and givens, applying innovative for Bulgaria interactive theatrical techniques. Participation in an international partnership project "Mixing audiences in art" will enrich our professional arsenal to fulfill our mission, which is why it is especially desirable and exciting for the team. The project envisages cooperation of 8 partner organizations from 6 countries - Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Portugal, Finland and Croatia for the implementation and participation in the dissemination of successful innovative techniques for the inclusion of people with disabilities in art, created by the Finnish actor Eero Engvist.
The main event in the project is the construction of a verbal-verbal spectacle, equally suitable for actors with and without hearing problems and equally accessible to viewers with and without such. Our director is working on the construction of the Bulgarian bilingual gesture and mime show Vasil Spasov and the actors from Mim-Art Theater Rositsa Karadzhova and Nuri Yashirov, from Flower Theater Violina Vasileva-Alexandrova and the guest actor Todor Yankulov. The unusual performances will be distinguished by the free discussion provided after each of them among all present., assisted by sign language interpreters, creating conditions for equal interpersonal communication and successful mixing of audiences. To reach the cultural event to the maximum number of spectators, we envisage interaction with organizations of people with hearing impairments.
The project will include Open Seminars for directors from all over Europe, showing interest in applied theater. The seminars include exchanging experiences on ways to attract and mix audiences with different needs.
Directors gained personal experience from the application of the technique, will combine it into a manual, who will provide their knowledge to all, practicing applied arts in the project web platform and the web page of Theatre Tsvete www.theatretsvete.eu. Again in partnership, the participants will look for the application of the technique for other needs of people with hearing problems., as well as adapting it to solve problems and people with other disabilities.
The project envisages joint work of the participants who have gained experience in the application of the technique of bilingual theater on its adaptation for groups with other special needs.. The results achieved in the project will be made available to colleagues from around the world from the forthcoming creation of a manual and its publication in the web platform of the project and the web page of Flower Theater
Starting meeting in Zagreb
Our project officially started with a meeting in Zagreb on 13 September 2017, Wednesday
Directors in Brussels
The directors from the partner countries met in Brussels,Belgium on 1 December 2017. They discussed their views on the realization of the play Kukunor
Project meeting in Sofia
The consortium meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria was on 7-9 March 2018 r. The project managers and the directors of the performances will hold simultaneous meetings, to discuss relevant aspects of the project. All participants will attend the rehearsals of the Bulgarian version of Kukunor.
The Flower Theater is celebrating 25 his anniversary with the PRIME MINISTER!
an innovative bilingual show
on the play "Kukunor and Uniku" on Eero Enquist,
realized in partnership with MIM-ART Theater
Adaptation and directing: Vasil Spasov
Set designer: Boyana Bachvarova
Consultant: Maria Atanasova
Participate: Rositsa Karadzhova, Violina Vasileva-Alexandrova, Nuri Yasharov and Todor Yankulov
Located on the border of warring states, two soldiers will find The man beyond the fence. Despite all the restrictions imposed - physically, psychological and emotional, the path to the Other is always worth walking…
The innovative bilingual show brings together actors without and with hearing impairments on one stage, as well as a hearing and non-hearing audience in one hall. Each image is represented by a pair of actors, which in a unique way combine two Bulgarian languages - spoken and sign language.
The Crowd in Lisbon - Meetings, Open workshop , premiere
- Meeting of the project leaders of the partner organizations: collection of materials for distribution and communications from the first year; Interim financial report; Determining the schedule of activities in the second year;
- Meeting of the directors: Judgments and conclusions from the five theatrical performances; Structure and first articles of the manual on Innovative bilingual theater; planning its creation
Open workshop "Introduction to the method of innovative bilingual theater", led by Eero Enquist (Finnish actor and director) and Ivo Peters (project coordinator “Sign and Sound Тheatre”, are funded by the Program Creative Europe of the European Commission.
The main objective of this project is to promote the theater of the deaf at European level and in particular the pioneering method of IDT (Innovative bilingual theater), which unites deaf and hearing actors on stage and deaf and hearing people in the audience. IDT is an innovative technique, which integrates sign and spoken language.
10:45 – 12:30 h. – FIVE SUCCESSFUL PRACTICES
"Tsekeyt and Dalan.", Zagreb
- Voart, Lisbon
- Flower Theater, Sofia
"De Safe.", Brussels
BREAK - Lunch at the National Museum of Art Antiga
14:30 – 17:30 h.> DEBATE
- Exchange of experience and sharing of ideas
- Is the innovative bilingual theater a method of mixing the audience?
- Is it applicable to other groups with other specific needs?
- How to spread this theatrical technique in Europe, in European festivals?
Premiere "3.50 x 2.70" of the Portuguese partners
FINAL CONFERENCE OF ABBA PROJECT - 04.10.2019, Brussels
The team's plane tickets were co-financed by the Sofia Program "Culture", Direction Mobility 2019
Mixing communities from ARTS - New ways to develop the audience for culture and greater inclusion in society
The final conference of the project took place on Friday, 4 October 2019 r. in Brussels, Belgium. They included over 50 participants, as deaf, and hearing. The interpretation of the sign language was available in Flemish, Finnish, Greek, British, Bulgarian and international sign language.
Carmen Arroyo from EASPD welcomed the participants and introduced Ivo Peters from The Zeyp, project coordinator, which speaks to the initial inspiration for the project: play of Eero Enquist. Eero then talks about how he came up with the idea to write his play, poorly adapted from a classic Finnish work by Viita.
The project consortium presented the results, created in the course of project a - Theater for signs and sounds. There followed a debate on arts policy and inclusion with the politicians present:
Eoin Nash, COPE Foundation, Ireland. Chairman of European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities EASPD
Representative of the European Economic and Social Committee (EISK )
MEP Julie Ward from the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament. Deputy Chairman Committee on Culture and Education
Barbara Gesler, head of department Creative Europe, Directorate General "Education, youth, sport and culture ", European Commission
Immaculate Placencia-Porrero, senior expert - department "Social issues, Disability and Inclusion ", Directorate General "Employment, social issues and inclusion ", European Commission
Representative of the Art Lovers Group
The afternoon sessions began with the presentation of good practices for the accessibility of art by four European companies outside the project.:
o Nalagaatorg, Israel
o Un-Labelproject, Germany
о Fattoriavitadini, Italy
o The pulse of silence, Spain
The project participants then shared their own experiences of accessing and engaging in cultural situations:
the experience of the pilot theater project “Guardian of Dreams” in the five consortium partner countries; ·
guidelines for replicating the technique "Innovative bilingual theater"; ·
the results of the extended seminars on border crossings with European service providers and organizations for people with disabilities; ·
The conference was built on these results and created a broad dissemination platform.
As a coordinator, The Zeyp hosted a dinner for all participants in the new center of the organization, with which the event ended.with the support of the European Commission's Creative Europe Program Creating an opportunity for equal inclusion of people with disabilities in the arts as performers or audiences, is a pan-European problem, which deals with numerous organizations, each of which - with specific tasks and discoveries. The problem concerns many people, therefore, the partnership between them is very appropriate and …
Puppet celebrations in the Rhodopes2017-2019
with the support of a foundation "Plovdiv together 2019"
The project is funded by a foundation “Plovdiv-2019 ″, direction "Chitalishte: Community participation and innovation "
and is realized in cooperation with:
Ltd. "Balkanida", Rhodope Spark Community Center - 1880 ″ and Nikola Vaptsarov Community Center - 1936
The project includes guest appearances of three interactive puppet shows on the stages of the Community Center "Rhodope Spark - 1880" in. Chepelare and Community Center "Nikola Vaptsarov - 1936" in the village. Juniper, to make it even more festive Children's Day 1 June, Christmas and the coming of Baba Marta for the little Rhodopeans and their parents. Children will also be included in the audience, deprived of parental care by family - type accommodation centers in from. Narechenski Bani and s. Pavelsko. School bus from the village of. Juniper will gather children from five villages for the performances.
BNR Plovdiv with an interview for the projectwith the support of the Plovdiv Together 2019 Foundation The project is funded by the Plovdiv 2019 Foundation „, direction "Chitalishte: Community participation and innovation ”and is implemented in cooperation with: Ltd. "Balkanida", Rhodope Spark Community Center - 1880 ″ and Nikola Vaptsarov Community Center - 1936 ″ The project includes three interactive puppet shows on the stages of Rhodope Spark Community Center - 1880 в …
From the beginning of September 2016 year in Sofia Municipality region "Swelling" a project is being implemented "Different together", funded by the European Union through the European Structural and Investment Funds with a signed Grant Agreement № BG05M2OP001-3.001-0066 under the Operational Program "Science and education for smart growth".
The beneficiary of the project is Sofia Municipality district "Swelling", and partners- DG № 91, DG № 92, DG № 110, NGO "Flower Theater". They are included in it 90 children from three municipal kindergartens aged 4-5 years and their parents. The project focuses on the creation of specific policies / measures / for the integration of children from different ethnic groups. The activities are aimed at creating conditions for successful socialization of children from ethnic minorities and overcoming negative public attitudes towards them by including them in various workshops..
The goals of the project are:
From the beginning of September 2016 year in Sofia Municipality district "Poduyane" project "Different together" is implemented, funded by the European Union through the European Structural and Investment Funds with a signed Grant Agreement № BG05M2OP001-3.001-0066 under the Operational Program "Science and Education for Smart Growth". The beneficiary of the project is Sofia Municipality "Poduyane" district, …
- Transforming cultural diversity into a source and factor for the spiritual development of children and creating an atmosphere of mutual respect, tolerance and understanding.
- Formation of empathy for the problems of modern society and building civic consciousness through direct contact of children with nature.
- Increasing the level of proper command of the Bulgarian language by children through non-traditional methods and an attractive educational environment.
- Stimulating communication and joint performances between children of different ethnicities through participation in joint art and applied activities.
- Using theatrical art as a form of aesthetic perception and reproduction of intercultural patterns of behavior.
“The flying knight”2016
The performance was co-financed by the Sofia Program "Culture" in support of the candidacy of Sofia and the South-West Region European Capital of Culture - 2019 r.
The puppet show The Flying Knight presents the story of a boy with an unusually wild imagination. His classmates do not accept him because of his differences. And adults are mired in their own problems.
What is happening on the stage is familiar to the audience. Such jokes… But did everyone laugh?
Violence at school is already so common, that children get used to it, they begin not to notice it. Victims alone cannot get used to it. We teach kids the age of 7 to 12 years to recognize violence in its various forms and to defend each other. If they are silent and tolerate violence, the abuser believes, that he is invincible and repeats, and triples… and in response provokes aggression.
With this show we want to provoke children, parents and teachers to understand the personal responsibility of each to this huge problem - school violence.
Screenplay and direction: Tsvete Yaneva Scenography and dolls: Christina Nedeva - The Shrub Music: Vlada Yaneva Participate: Violina Vasileva-Alexandrova,Dana Andonova, Ekaterina Kazakova, Yanko Velkov - Lamb
and 7-year-old Ivan MutafchiiskiThe performance was realized with co-financing from the Sofia Culture Program in support of the candidacy of Sofia and the Southwest region European Capital of Culture - 2019 r. The puppet show "The Flying Knight" presents the story of a boy with an unusually wild imagination.. His classmates do not accept him because of his differences. And adults are mired in their own problems. What's happening …
forum theatrical performance for students over 12 years
Peter is of 17 years. He studies and struggles with life in the big city on his own. He falls in love for the first time and is ready for anything for his girl. Unfortunately Lina is addicted to drugs. To help her when she's in crisis, Peter commits theft.
Can love justify the crime committed??
Do you have a choice, if you please?
Is this the help, which the girl needs?
What awaits him in the courtroom?
How will the young man's life continue from here?
These are the problems, which our forum-theatrical performance will raise among the young spectators. Maybe they are familiar with this situation or just have something to say?
The forum theater presents real problem situations on the stage, for which there is no single answer.
Screenplay and direction: Tsvete Yaneva Participate: Ana-Maria Andonova, Violina Vasileva-Alexandrova, Ekaterina Kazakova, Vasil Spasov and Yanko Velkov - Yanetsforum theatrical performance for students over 12 Peter is years old 17 years. He studies and struggles with life in the big city on his own. He falls in love for the first time and is ready for anything for his girl. Unfortunately, Lina is addicted to drugs. To help her when she's in crisis, Peter commits theft. …
European partnership for working with people at risk of social exclusion. The project focuses on the main issues, contained in the guidelines of Europe 2020 - inclusive growth in the economy, which is characterized by a high level of employment and providing economic, social and territorial cohesion; the fight against poverty and social exclusion.The project includes the following goals:
• Development of cooperation and exchange of experience between professionals, working with people, at risk of social exclusion: senior citizens, people with disabilities and drug addicts;
• Improving their professional qualification;
• Acquisition of new skills and improvement of existing psychological ones, interpersonal and methodological ones, necessary for working with mentees;
• Dissemination of modern art-therapeutic methods of work among employees, working with people at risk of marginalization and people, working for these communities;
• Creating more opportunities for personal development of teachers, participating in the project,
• Increase their self-esteem and reduce the risk of burnout willpower
• pedagogues, working with people, at risk of marginalization;
• people, related to these educators, who will join the project and
• people, who work on behalf of the communities, at risk of marginalization.
These groups will participate in trainings, which will show effective methods of work. Participants will be both trainers and learners; disseminators of information about the project at local and international level. Teachers are trained differently in the partner countries, as well as working with individuals, with different prerequisites, putting them at risk of social exclusion.
A connecting factor is the common desire in the European Union to enable most people to return to active life in society..
International cooperation gives each partner a great opportunity to get acquainted with programs and methods, which will ensure the acquisition of more complete and richer knowledge.
About 1500 people will be involved in the project.
First organizational meeting – 19.10.2015 – 21.10.2015, Sofia, Bulgaria
Host organizations: BAUR and Flower Theater
FIRST PARTNERSHIP MEETING
Host organizations BAUR and Theatre Tsvete
Venue: Vitosha Blvd. 61
24 November, Tuesday
10:00-12:00 - Tourist tour of Sofia
14:00 – 18:00 - Workshop by Jadviga Konopachka: "How to work with people, victims of domestic violence with the help of fairy tales "; Feedback, discussion on methods and means; exchange of experience, related to this topic
25 November, Wednesday
10.00 – 13.00 - forum-theatrical performance with masks in Sofia school of the actors of Theatre Tsvete. Discussion and feedback
14:00 – 18:00 - Workshop on Hanna Jastrebzska-Gzela – "Introduction to the world of darkness"– theater with the visually impaired. Feedback, discussion on methods and means, exchange of experience, related to this area
26 from November, Thursday
10.00-13.00 - puppet forum theatrical performance of Theatre Tsvete in a Sofia school
14.00 -18.00 - Workshop on Anna Dąbrovic: "Occupational therapy for adults".
Feedback, discussion on methods and means, to exchange experiences in this field
27 from November, Friday
11.00-13.00 - Workshop on Ekaterina Kazakova "Paper dolls and possible applications". Feedback, discussion.
14:00 – 18:00 - Workshop on Violina Vasileva-Alexandrova "To revive inanimate nature". Feedback, discussion.
28 from November, Saturday
10:00 -12: 00 - Workshop on Theatre Tsvete – Documentary Theater
14:00 – 16:00 – Theatre Tsvete presents results of work with minority theater
14:00 – 18:00 - Assessment - BAUR
TWO ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
21.02.2016 – 23.02.2016
Host organization: National Council for gender equality
Held in Save Club, Skopje, Macedonia
- Introduction to methods and tools for the daily work of Macedonian colleagues for gender equality and prevention of domestic violence, to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and the situation of women in the labor market in Macedonia.
- How to motivate girls and women, to join political parties, as one way to access decision making and thus counteracting the marginalization of women and protection of gender-based violence; reintegration of women.
- Getting acquainted with some of the state social assistance programs in Slovakia and the condition of women shelters to Austria
- Getting to know a successful project "Hidden stories„
29.03.2016 – 04.04.2016, Skopje, Macedonia
Host organization: National Council for gender equality
Held in Save Club, Skopje, Macedonia
PARTNERSHIP MEETING06.06.2016 – 10.06.2016, Lodz, PolandHost organization: Poleski Center of Art
Theatre Tsvete was invited to participate in XII International Biennial "Therapy and Theater" – 06.06 – 08.06, 2016, Lodz, Poland, to present his experience of working with children with SOP and to present two forum-theatrical performances for the prevention of school violence "And what would you do??“
The actors also joined with interest in:
Monday, 06 June
Academic Center for Art Initiatives (THAT'S RIGHT)
The conference THEATRENON/AVAILABLE
09:00 -11: 00 h - Panel 1: Theater for the Disabled in Slovakia, Bulgaria and Ireland
Irena Jajte-Lewkowicz from the University of Łód., Ph.D Maria Chaloupkova from Bratislava, Tsvete Yaneva from Sofia and Katarzyna Ojrzyńska from the University of Łód.
11:15 h - 13:00 - Panel 2: Theater behind bars
Dr. Magdalena Hasiuk from the Polish Academy of Sciences, Виолина Janiszewska (cooperation with the Penitentiary Institution in Novogard) and Agnieszka Piasecka (cooperation with the Penitentiary in Grudziądz)
Exhibition of drawings by Monika Kuriata - portraits of actors with disabilities
Poster exhibition - Superheroes by Dr. Michal Bałdyga
Nowy Theater, big stage
Review of creative activity of people with disabilities
Lobby on Nowy Theater, 1-you floor
Lesson One. About: Recognition by touch, exhibition of touch graphics from Katarzyna Jagodzińska from the Academy of Fine Arts in Łód.
16:30-18:30 Nowy Theater, big stage
Theater-dance seminars, conducted by Jmad Baeyens, SET6 theater, Belgium
Tuesday, 07 June
12:00 and 15:00 Academic Center for Art Initiatives
“And what would you do??” – Theatre Tsvete, Bulgaria
19:30 Nowy Theater, big stage
Unicorn, dir. Jeroen Baeyens, Move6 theater, Belgium
Wednesday, 08 June
Short performances without text or with very little Polish text by people with disabilities
16 -18.30 Meeting of the partners in the office of the hosts from Poleski Center of Art, Krzemieniecka 2а
Thursday, 09 June,
Poleski Center of Art,Krzemieniecka 2а10:00 o'clock. -11: 00 Anna Лалковска: Situation of the single mother in Bulgaria - social assistant; programs
11.00-12.00 participation in a computer workshop for adults
12 -13 SOZM - integrating workshop ‘Makedonski bean
13-14,30 Lunch (tasting of dishes)
14:30 – 17 craft workshops
17-18 Evaluation of the day, organizational questionsFriday, 10-you June
10: 00-12.30 Visit to the textile museum
12.30 – 14:00 Lunch at the museum
15 00 Meeting in Art Center Poleski
16:00 – 17.00 dance session of the Center for AdultsKarolew (branch of the organization)
17-18 Summarizing discussions, score on the meeting
connection with the strong interest in the presented at XII Toto International Biennial "Therapy and Theater"– 06.06 – 08.06, 2016, Lodz, Poland, we publish the following article by Violina Vasileva-Alexandrova
Forum theater as an aspect of non-formal education
Resume: The characteristics and priorities of non-formal education are considered, which coincide with the current priorities of the Forum Theater. The development outlines the basic principles of the Forum Theater, its goals and objectives as an aspect of the informal education. The advantages of the Forum Theater as a good practice in the field of non-formal education when working with adolescents and young people are widely represented..
Non-formal education has developed at an extraordinary pace in recent years throughout the European Union as well as in the new member states. The development is conditioned by the new socio-economic conditions in our countries and by the development of the civil society.
In the most popular publications, non-formal education is defined as a set of processes, funds and institutions, specially and specifically developed for the needs of training and education, which, however, are not directly aimed at giving a degree. Its characteristics are:
1.It is an innovation, which is called to give a solution to certain social problems.
- It is deliberate and purposeful, but is not oriented towards a specific certification procedure.
- Rather, it covers the contemporary efforts of the participants to solve specific problems, than learning and mastering certain academic disciplines or subjects.
- It can help to initiate a program or project after a certain experimental stage.
- It is flexible and centered in the learner.
- It is rather practical, than theoretically.
- Non-formal education programs are independent and less susceptible to external scrutiny.
- It is more economical, as it uses all kinds of spaces and means for educational purposes.
- It is a continuous process, accompanying lifelong learning.
- Non-formal education is based on mutual trust and respect, which encourages questioning and reflection.(Innovation in Literacy and Non Formal Education. –In; Literacy Watch BULLETIN, January 2001-N17)
In essence, non-formal education is an approach, which can be used with adults, young people or children, in the classroom or outside. It is focused on the needs of learners. Uses the learner's resource, drawing on their experience, respecting their personality, dignity, honor and belonging.
In recent years, it has been observed on the one hand, distinguishing the parameters and importance of formal and non-formal education, but on the other hand new bridges and canals were created between them, as well as uniting the efforts of institutions and organizations, carrying out both types of education, and the growing number of trainers find professional realization in both areas.
Recently, research on human beings, as individuals and as part of society they have developed. When we talk about quantitative changes, even when correlated with other changes, as physical, intellectual and personal, we mean those relating to the attitude, structure and personal organization. The wider the range of information, educational and alternative services for all categories of the population, the more upward the personal and social development.
In this context, at European level, the participatory arts have become valuable alternative methods for lifelong learning and personal development. They are an integral part of non-formal education in our country as well. The contemporary arts include a series of interactive methods, such as Forum Theater, whose roots are as in education, and in the theater. Contemporary Arts and Forum Theater, in particular, work with emotional intelligence and provide a secure space, where professionals - educators, psychologists, social workers and artists meet people on an equal footing, to work together. Due to its flexibility, these methods can be successfully applied in working with groups from different socio-economic conditions and educational levels, from young people, confronted with violence or risk, to groups of people with special needs, facing educational, adaptive and behavioral problems.
A significant contribution to the development of the contemporary arts belongs to the Brazilian director Augosto Boal, founder of the "Theater of the Oppressed". Augusto Boal is influenced by Brazilian educator Paolo Freire and his social view of non-formal education. The two met while working together on a literacy project in Peru.
The name of Paolo Freire and his "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" is associated with the ideas and practice of progressive pedagogy. According to Freire, formal and public education are subject to the principles of dialogicity. Education is a collaboration, based on respect, and is not a one-sided influence. He calls traditional education "banking", because it seems to be ready, pre-prepared outside deposits in the student, and does not help him to develop fully and independently. For him, practice is an informed action, related to certain values, through which everyone can participate in the creation of life and the world. Therefore, alternative education is closely linked to the community. He insists that educational activities be naturally included in people's life experiences and be based on conscious choices and decisions. (Nikolaeva, 2008).
Education is a product and reconstruction of knowledge. It is conscious, rather than imaginary accumulation. Augusto Boal assembles Freire's didactic device and the artistic devices of conventional theater and thus obtains a triple result - an aesthetic project with an educational and social effect.
There are three main versions of Augusto Boal's Theater of the Oppressed, which could overlap and interact, and the choice of one or the other of the three types depends on the situation, in which the work is performed and for the purpose of the theatrical and educational process. These three types are:
- Image theater (Image theatre)
- Invisible theater (Invisible theatre)
- Forum theatre (Forum theatre)
Fundamental for all three types is the participation of people with and without theatrical experience, no age restrictions, floor, race, social and cultural affiliation. Exceptional democracy, accessibility and the wide range of means of expression makes the Theater of the Oppressed an influential means of discussion, polemics and ultimately an attempt to resolve personal, social and human problems, in a word, everything, which worries and excites people in their lives.
The theater of the image is a series of exercises and games, which puts participants face to face with truths about society, the family and between human relationships, without use, at least at the beginning of the speech. Participants make still images of their events on the topic, feelings, experiences or attitudes towards something, generally cases of oppression of one nature or another. The group suggests a title or topic, which are then depicted as sculptors of the same name, using their own or other bodies as "clay". The image does not remain static, and as in other forms of "Theater of the Oppressed", the frozen picture is a vital factor in this type of work. The group of participants sees pictures of different types and meanings in most cases with a surprising connection between them, often things, which the sculptors themselves did not realize. The images are independent of language and cultural barriers and as Boal shows, they often reveal unexpectedly universal truths. In addition, working with images is more democratic and does not privilege people with a better verbal culture.
The pictorial theater can be used in preparation for the Invisible Theater or the Forum Theater and is fundamental to some forms of therapeutic work reflected in Boal's book. (1995).
The invisible theater engages the audience as participants without even knowing it. They are both spectators and participants in a dramatic scene, but while it is happening (and usually even after it) they do not know, that it's just theater, and not "real reality". Of course, this is also real life as long as the people and reactions are real enough during the event. This is a theater, which does not take place in a theater hall or any other theatrical space, and in public places, which we would not associate with a game or a performance - the subway, the restaurant, store. Several actors prepare the stage, which is then played out in a public place and usually involves unusual "out of the ordinary" behavior in a given social environment. Eyewitnesses are involved in an argument, usually supported by actors - provocateurs mixed with the audience and expressing two opposite reactions to this, which happens.
Invisible theater is a way to stimulate discussion, involving people in problems, in the form of a public forum. It can be compared to an "agitated" street theater, so, that the audience is free to take any position and offer any way out of the situation, without having the feeling, that she was taught. This is another principle in the "Theater of the Oppressed" - never be didactic with your audience, but to emphasize the process of mutual learning.
Forum theater is an effective means of personal intervention, socially, political, educational level and to a lesser extent at the psychotherapeutic level. The method is based on the use of theatrical language and aesthetic space, in order to stimulate active public intervention, and to facilitate interactive reactions between actors and audiences. The latter becomes spectator-actors, united in the effort to explore, analyze and rethink problems, encountered by the group, to which they belong.
Forum Theatre is a theatrical play, in which the problem is shown in an unresolved form. The audience (active "observers") is encouraged to focus on a specific problem or topic, to understand it, to understand it better and to try different possible solutions. The problem is always a symptom of oppression and usually involves a visible form of such oppression and the protagonist (protagonist), who is his victim. In its purest form and the actors, and the participating spectators are victims of such oppression. That is why they are able to offer different solutions as they are personally familiar with this type of oppression. After a show on stage, called "model", it is shown again in a hasty form, following the same order of events, until a member of the audience says : "Stop!”. He then takes the place of the protagonist and tries to overcome the oppression, tries to cause a positive change in the situation of the victim by changing his behavior in a way he thinks is appropriate.
This is an interactive form of competition between the participating spectators, who are trying to lead the stage (or the play) to a different end, in which the vicious circle of oppression is broken and the actors, who are visibly making efforts to bring the play to its original finale, in which the protagonist is defeated, and the oppressor triumphs.
(victim) → character → actor → public ← society
In place, where the actor meets the audience, in the theatrical space, society faces the scapegoat with a double degree of removal. Individuals, which make up the audience, They "leave" society and "stay" in the theater, where they play the role of society and react more as a group, than as individuals. The actor plays the character, behind whom stands the victim.
The host of this game is called "joker" and its function is to ensure the main course of the game and to train and guide the audience according to the rules., namely, to seek real solutions to real problems. It helps viewers discover a different way of thinking, to be critical of it, which they hear, see or feel. The role of the "joker" is reminiscent of the role of the trainer - not necessary, does not criticize, respects the suggestions of the participants, without choosing the direction. The Joker clarifies the messages, promotes the participation of all, gives free space for reflection and action. He is a trainer, someone who accompanies learners in the world of their knowledge, to the place, in which all participants change and learn, that they can change the world.
Through the Forum Theater we draw attention to the different possible variants of reaction in the same situation. Finding a solution as a starting point from the Forum Theater is not mandatory. It is more important to provoke a good debate, in which the maximum number of opinions can be heard. The discussion, the conflict between different ideas, arguments and counter-arguments must provoke, stimulate and improve the preparation of viewers for finding solutions in real life. Forum theater stimulates participants to take an active position in choosing behavior, increase coping skills in unexpected situations, providing an atmosphere of sincerity and trust and improving group interaction.
Brazilian director Augosto Boal develops and widely practices this theatrical technique, whose goal is to train and stimulate people to "play" an active role in their community. Thus, they can actively participate in social decision-making, economically, political and personal problems. Recognized by the United Nations through UNESCO as an official "tool for social change", The Forum Theater is extremely useful and useful for influencing the legislation and for creating an engaged and enlightened citizenship., respecting human rights and responsibilities.
Current priorities of non-formal education, which coincide with the priorities of the Forum Theater are:
- Preventive education - AIDS and HIV, aggression and violence, coping in an intercultural environment, etc.;
- Lifelong learning;
- Development of creative possibilities and potential of people of all ages and groups;
- Civic education.
In our country Forum Theater is applied when working with children and youth on projects in individual schools in Sofia and the country on topics mainly related to aggression and violence at school, domestic violence, sexual and reproductive health, when working for the prevention of human trafficking and drug addiction, etc.
Forum theater gives young people the opportunity:
- To create a supportive, motivating and stimulating environment for development, in which participants share freely about things, through which they pass at this contradictory age;
- To provide a long and sustainable space, with the opportunity to gain knowledge about themselves and others;
- To provide a secure environment for testing different opinions and suggestions regarding a specific problem, to share experiences, for learning and fun;
- To discover the positive qualities and talents in each participant, as well as to stimulate their expression in the world through activities and projects;
- To enrich the participants by giving them the experience of working in a group, group dynamics and a sense of personal responsibility and position in the group;
- Connect with young people from different social groups with a focus on sharing experiences and mutual enrichment;
- To inspire young people to participate in various socially significant projects initiated by themselves and their friends;
- To create a space for an intersection between the experience of adults and the energy of young people;
- To help participants enter the world of adults with clarity and confidence;
- To offer alternative education and training on topics, which are not widely covered in the curriculum as: SPIN and HIV, aggression and violence, coping in an intercultural environment, etc..
Working with young people is an inspiration and a challenge. Inspiration, because of the speed, with which they can also develop because of wisdom, which they carry - unencumbered by experience and marked by the genius of the new and different generation. And a challenge, because of the trepidation of whether you will attract their attention, will you be able to meet their needs and expectations, will you have an answer to all their questions.
Forum theater is an aspect of non-formal education because:
- Gives the opportunity to solve certain, specific social problems;
- It is aimed at the formation of specific social groups without the purpose of their certification;
- It goes through an experimental stage and is more practical than theoretical;
- Gives the opportunity to initiate programs and projects, which are relevant to the community;
- It allows for its flexible application and is aimed at a specific group with a specific problem;
- He is independent and uses all kinds of spaces and means for educational purposes;
- Accompanies lifelong learning;
- Encourages questioning and reflection based on mutual trust and respect.
Education today is not just a model of intergenerational continuity in learning and developing experience, nor is it merely a tool for personal development or professional training. Increasingly, it is also a model of recreational behavior or activity, compensatory development, type of information system, creative laboratory, option of social integration and identification, environment of self-improvement, self-affirmation and competition.
Nikolaeva,FROM.(2008) Informal education. Philosophy. Theories. Practices. EX-PRESS
Boal, A.(2005) The Aesthetics of the Oppressed
Innovation in Literacy and Non Formal Education. –In; Literacy Watch BULLETIN, January 2001-N17
THIRD ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
Vienna; 15 – 16 January, 2017
Host organization: ARGE tell borders
Meeting place: IFF Faculty for Interdisciplinary Research and Training, University of Klagenfurt, Schottenfeldgasse 29, 1070 Vienna
14.01.2017 - Saturday – arrival
10:30 check in
11:00 – 13:00 Discussion of the preparation of an e-brochure with a description of the applied methods
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
15:00 – 17:00 Discussions on the preparation and adoption of the interim report; conclusions
19:00 Dinner in Old Viennese inn Schilling, Burggasse 103 http://www.schilling-wirt.at/
9:45 check in
10:00 – 13:00 What else do we need to achieve?? Training planning in Vienna
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 18:00 Sustainability (website, Facebook), quality assurance and measures to improve the results of EUPIN
19:00 Dinner in Inn to the city of Krems, Zieglergasse 37 http://stadtkrems.steman.at/
17.01.2017, Tuesday – departure
Stephansdom Belvedere - Klimt Tasks
TRAINING IN VIENNA
18-24 February 2017 r.
Host organization of the event: ARGE tell borders
18 February, Saturday - day of arrival
19 February, Sunday
13.00 Welcome and presentation of the agenda
13.30 – 16.00 Seminar "Learn to set boundaries", Jadzia Konopacka (POS)
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 – 16.50 “To dance”, Chania Yastrebzhska-Gzhela (POS)
16.50 – 17.50 Shiatsu, Angelica Brechlemacher (ARGE)
17.50 – 18.00 Feedback
19:00 dinner at Schilling inn, Burggasse 103 http://www.schilling-wirt.at/
20 February, Monday
13.00 Integration project IGOR, Brigitte Gadnik-Jiskra and Monika (ARGE / POS)
13 – 14.30 lunch, pizza, invitation from ARGE
14.30 – 15.00 Dance (POS)
15.00 – 16.00 Paper workshop, Maria Khalupova (SLOVAKIA)
16.00 – 16.30 Discussion / feedback
21 February, Tuesday
14.00 – 16.00 Music therapy, Chania (POS)
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 – 18.30 Jewelry workshop, Anja (SOZM)
22 February, Wednesday
10.00 – 11.30 Bread workshop (video), Anna Lalkowska (BASD)
11.30 – 12.30 Interview with Christa Poster (ARGE)
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch (Vietnamese cuisine)
14.00 – 16.00 Creative seminar, Violina (T-R FLOWERS)
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 – 17.30 film and seminar "Thai, Marchin (POS)
17.30 – 18.00 Discussion and feedback
19:00 Dinner in Inn to the city of Krems, Zieglergasse 37 http://stadtkrems.steman.at/
23 February, Thursday
10.00 – 13.00 Study of the urban environment and lunch
13.00 – 14.00 Evaluation and discussion
14.00 – 15.30 Lunch
15.30 – 17.00 Rehearsal of a dance group
24 February, Friday - departure
MAP OF DREAMS (Creative seminar)
Leading: Violina Vasileva-Alexandrova;
Who can it serve?: To social workers with a target group of elderly people, mostly women
Number of participants: Unlimited
Necessary conditions: Tables and chairs for all participants
Prior notice, that to participate, they have to choose their photo, who also like small items with positive emotional value for them, Natural materials (list, midički et al.).
Large sheets of A2 cardboard
Magazines, newspapers, fliers
Pastels, colors, pens, markers;
Pieces of cloth, ribbons, Natural materials
Against the background of quiet music, the presenter invites the participants to return mentally to their childhood, to remember what they loved to do, what they dreamed of.
Are these dreams related to specific individuals and objects?
How their dreams change over the years?
Do they still have some of their childhood dreams, who strive to achieve?
Have participants write their dreams on a piece of paper, related to at least 10 freely chosen by them, different areas of your life: health, faith, family, relationship, education, prosperity, glory, career, future, etc..
Each participant creates their own dream map, finds and decorates a special place for each of them.
It is good for each participant to send a positive message to the universe, or think of it together, write it on their cards and keep them close to your eyes, your hearts and minds.
GETTING TO KNOW THE CITY OF VIENNA
under the direction of Felice Frank
Stephansdom (137 m) The dome is dedicated through 1147 r , at the very beginning of the entry of romance as a style in architecture. It is dedicated to St. Stefan, the first martyr, killed with stones in 31 AD, the time of the persecution of Christians in Jerusalem.
During World War II, the cathedral was saved from deliberate destruction by a captain Gerhard Klinkit, who disregards the orders of the city commander to “fire a hundred shells and leave only debris and ash “. On 12 April 1945 g., when the Soviet army entered the city, civilian robbers set fires to nearby shops. The winds spread the fire to the cathedral, the roof was badly damaged and collapsed. Fortunately, built protective brick arches around the pulpit, minimize damage to the most valuable works of art. Pummerin, the largest bell in Austria, was also damaged and many Austrian citizens made donations to a new bell and tiles.
Restoration of this Gothic jewel began immediately and the cathedral was partially rebuilt in 1948 r. and completely - 23 April 1952 r.
To the left and right of the main entrance you can see two stairs, who wear the genitals on top of both sexes, which is very unusual for the Roman Catholic Church. Some historians think so, that they were probably built by hired builders, who built them according to their traditions. The columns correspond to Boaz and Jachin, two copper, brass or bronze columns, which stand in the portal The Temple of Solomon, the first temple in Jerusalem.
St. Stevens Cathedral is reflected in the modern windows of Haas house (1990 g., by an architect Hans Holein).
Fun facts: The shops inside do no business, a specialist in Feng shui, from whom they sought advice, explain, that the building looks like a crooked picture of Picasso and the entrance, overhanging to the first floor, would not be too attractive to enter. So that, all small shops were closed and an international fashion company remodeled the entire interior and now customers use the side entrance.
Stick in the iron (stick in the iron) is the middle part of a tree trunk, called Nokteno, which hundreds of nails have knocked for luck since the Middle Ages.
The original spruce begins to grow around 1400 r. and split around 1440 r. Through 18 century was created Custom traveling blacksmiths and apprentices to knock nails in this tree for good luck.
Pestsäule 1697 after an epidemic of smallpox, The memory column was created in a period of about 20 years by various sculptors. The Holy Trinity Column is considered High Baroque and was copied throughout Austria.
The Holocaust Memorial „Judenplatz“ is an initiative of Simon Wiesenthal and was designed by the British artist Rachel Whitered. The memorial commemorates 65 000 killed Austrian Jews during the Holocaust and was found at 25 October 2000 r. „This monument does not have to be beautiful, should cause pain.“
Crossing the narrow street of Haarhof, going through He nodded in the direction of the best neighborhood Kohlmarkt, we visit a famous confectionery shop Demel, where it was invented Sachertorte, to see how confectioners work.
Hofburg is the former imperial palace, residence of the Habsburg monarchs, today the building provides exhibition halls for a large number of museums (for example a museum Sisi), as venues for events (e.g.. Big balls) or as the Office of the Federal President.
Heldenplatz The fate of the sculptor Anton Dominik Fernkorn reflects the possibilities, but also the pressure, to which the artists of the "ring" of the rulers are subjected. The idea of the Statue of the Archduke Charles as a horseman of Fernkorn is to make a static performance, for which he used monumental bronze for the first time. The figure has only two fulcrums.Thanks to the huge success, Fernkorn was receiving a second order. For the second sculpture of Prince Eugene he must use the horse's tail for balance. He cannot bear the physical and psychological strain of the task: Before finishing the statue, he was placed under medical supervision, and eventually spend the rest of his life in a madhouse.
Maria Theresienplatz (born 1717) It is sovereign of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Transylvania, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria and Galicia, Austria, The Netherlands and Parma for forty years. She was the Duchess of Lorraine by marriage, Grand Duchess of Tuscany and the Holy Roman Empress. Franz Stefan was the husband of his wife. Despite her love for him and his position, Maria Theresa she never allowed her husband to decide state matters and was often rejected by council meetings, when they did not agree. Maria Theresa gave birth to sixteen children, thirteen of whom survived early childhood. She was so conservative in her management, as in religious, but carried out significant reforms to strengthen Austrian military power and bureaucratic efficiency. Introduced compulsory school attendance, elimination of torture in general, etc.. It doubled government revenues. The monument "Maria Theresia" is surrounded by the Natural History Museum, The Museum of Art History and the Museum Quarter. But we had other plans! We went to the tram stop, we changed the tram to the subway and finally got to the bus
Enjoy the beautiful view from the top of Kalenberg.
FOURTH ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
8 – 10 June 2017 g.-
Malatsky and Istipolis, Bratislava - Slovakia
Host organization of the event:
Slovak Association of the Physically Handicapped District Center Malacky
The most important topics:
1) Welcome from the Slovak partners
Mrs. Viera Znechkova welcomes all participants in the meeting.
The project team notes the separation with Maria Chalupova with a smart minute.
Ms. Renata Biksadska was elected as the new Slovak project manager.
2) Preparation of the online brochure
3) Preparation of the final report
4) Final meeting in Lodz: 27 – 29 July
5) Three new opportunities to apply for funding (reported by Anna Lalkowska)
All partners are reminded, that they must prepare their Euro-passes and send them to the coordinator.
The coordinator thanked the Slovak partners for their hospitality and professional preparation of the meeting.. The next steps in the development of the project are presented. The Slovak partner handed out certificates.
27 -29 June, 2017 - Lodz, Poland
28 -29 September, 2017 - SofiaEuropean partnership for working with people at risk of social exclusion. The project focuses on the main issues, contained in the Europe 2020 guidelines - inclusive economic growth, which is characterized by a high level of employment and providing economic, social and territorial cohesion; the fight against poverty and social exclusion. The project includes the following goals: …
EDUCATHE + Educational theater - a center of integration and proving the work potential of people with disabilities
Funded by the EU Education Program, training, youth and sports (Erasmus +), EDUCATHE + is a partnership project of eight organizations from six EU member states and one partner country, who strive together to improve the employment of people with disabilities through the means of educational theater. This method allows the development of key competencies in people with disabilities, at the same time helping to increase their visibility and breaking down prejudices in society - the main reason for the difficulties, which people with disabilities encounter in the labor market
The problems of people with disabilities are a social problem, to which the EU has paid special attention in recent years. This, which has not yet been achieved, is the lack of understanding among employers, that these people are not unable to work. As organizations with many years of experience in working with and for people with disabilities, we know, that this is due to a lack of interaction between people with disabilities and those without.
We know from many years of experience, that contacts between people with and without disabilities lead to higher levels of mutual understanding, cooperation and even employment, as well as to lower levels of prejudice and subsequent discrimination.
The main method, which we will use in the project is developed based on the principles, brought out through 2008 r. within a project "Educational theater - a place to overcome discrimination against people with disabilities - EDUCATHE". It provokes a rethinking of values in life, as in people with or without disabilities, so do their trainers. This is a method, open to new ideas and developments, which is especially important, given the different needs of the diverse local communities in the EU. that's why, this partnership aims to share methods and enrich them from the shared experience of the partners, to move from the field of non-formal education in the field of employment. Built on a proven method, which allows all partners to include their method, this partnership will give a new dimension and produce added value at European level for all, who participate in the partnership activities - students and trainers with and without disabilities, as well as indirectly - the general public, media and legislators (through our performances) - is therefore aimed at all stakeholders in this social problem.
In general 40 days and 8 international educational seminars in performing arts, participants will conduct 112 mobility in the cities of partner organizations (31 which, made by people with disabilities); will share and develop practices and prepare 8 theatrical performances, presented to the general public in order to raise public awareness of the existing economic discrimination of people with disabilities. The performances will take place in places, symbolizing the link between the EU and the local country, followed by discussions between people with disabilities and the general public about opportunities and possible interaction to launch the first on the labor market. These performances will be recorded and distributed on our web platform http://upset.hr/en/e-platform/
and all, who are interested in working with (and for) disabled people and the use of the theater for educational purposes, you will be able to freely access online this knowledge and other materials, produced by this partnership: E + Toolbox, E + educational video, E + documentary.
The results of our partnership will be posted there throughout the project and will include practices, exercises, experience, interviews and methods, who share partners from their own experience. Sharing and enriching their own experience in integrating and promoting the employability of people with disabilities, the partners will create a new common methodology.
Except for the seminars, which will produce public appearances, we will have three staff meetings, to ensure the quality of project management and a final press conference.
The current partnership is built on the values of democracy, transparency, equality and solidarity, which we will invest in conducting theater workshops, to overcome the social prejudices of increasing the employability of people with disabilities. In the performances we will make their abilities visible, to downplay their physical or mental difficulty in the eyes of employers - something, which we encourage other organizations to do as well. We see this partnership as the basis for building a common future network of organizations, who meet the needs of people with disabilities and work in the field of education and culture to improve their employability.
We use this opportunity, to invite all interested organizations and individuals, working with or FOR people with disabilities or other marginalized groups to contact and join us during the project and then - when we are planning the third step - disseminating the results of EDUCATHE + method and system for adult education throughout Europe.
C1 = UPSET (Zagreb, Croatia)
C2 = INTEGRATION INCUBATOR (Ventspils, Latvia)
C3 = ARATOS (Thessaloniki, Greece)
C4 = MEDITERRANEAN UNIVERSITY (Antalya, Turkey)
C5 = OCEAN (Athens, Greece)
C6 = ADM (Siracuza, Italy)
C7 = TSVETE THEATER (Sofia, Bulgaria)
C8 = DE ZEYP (Brussels, Belgium)
E + educational seminars and project meetings
The main activities of the partnership consist of international theater (and other performing arts) seminars and management meetings. Or, as Erasmus + he likes to call them - short staff trainings and transnational joint project meetings.
The main purpose of the seminars is to enable participants to develop or strengthen their "soft skills". (key EU competences), ending each with a public performance, thus making prejudices against people with disabilities in the labor market more visible to the public.
Meetings of project leaders are a means of live communication, where partners can discuss partnership issues, to plan future activities and develop the terms and conditions of successful cooperation.
The seminars will be held every two to three months in seven countries and eight cities: Zagreb (Croatia), Thessaloniki (Greece), Brussels (Belgium), Antalya (Turkey), Athens (Greece), Syracuse (Italy), Sofia (Bulgaria ) and Wenzpils (Latvia).
Each seminar will be a unique opportunity for the local partner to present their way of working in an international environment (which is often missing when working with the problems of people with disabilities), and also an opportunity for all partners, to combine, change, to explore and identify new methods to improve their own work.
Meetings of managers will be held three times: Zagreb (First date), Antalya (Interim meeting) and again in Zagreb (Final reporting meeting). The last meeting will include a press conference, where the results of all partners will be presented and the seeds of a new partnership (or even networking) will be planted.
E + REPRESENTATION
Theatrical & performative performances, created through educational seminars, which focus on the issue of employability and skills of people with disabilities and people, who work with them, are. an integral part of E + partnership. Skills are developed by combining non-formal education and the performing arts to achieve so-called 'soft skills' - important key competences. Except that they present the work publicly, performed by the participants, they also convey a positive message to the audience in the hall, and later to the general public and employers through videos of the performances, which are published on our E + platform.
Although our methods, expression styles and specific local themes, played by the participants, may vary, the main message of all performances in E + the partnership is for solidarity, integration and employment opportunities and employability of people with disabilities.
The performances of E + the partnership conveys the main message of independence, well-being, positive worldview, friendship, solidarity and inclusion - which will help participants get great new business ideas and boost their entrepreneurial spirit, which is why they play a crucial role in this partnership.
Everyone is welcome to attend our free performances (please, check the dates and places below) or, as an alternative, to join our performances online - through their videos.
C1 International Educational Seminar and presentation
UPSET (16.-21.11.2015.), Zagreb, Croatia: UNSEEN ABILITY
The first educational seminar of the partnership "Unseen opportunity" is based on drama-action. It will be held in Trešnjevka Cultural Center, Zagreb (Stara Trešnjevka Park 1, 10000 Zagreb).
- increase the employability of people with disabilities by developing "Soft skills" (key EU competences) of the participants and enabling the labor market,
- raising the visibility of this social problem in society,
- raising awareness among the public and employers and stimulating discussions and debates,
- research on prejudices and stigmatization of people with disabilities in the labor market
The working meeting will start on November 16, 2015 and will end with a public presentation of 21 November 2015 g., in the famous European Theater Night, through which through 2014 r. only for one night - were reported 42 000 audience on 148 representation in 43 the city.
The workshop will be conducted by the coordinating partner UPSET theater. UPSET will use his drama-action approach, to encourage participants to participate in the theatrical process of intensive interaction between these, which are "without disabilities" and those, who are "disabled" by accepting self-chosen roles and reflexive thinking. Participants will go through exercises using the method of UPSET, which is built on a combination of the symbolic theater of Victor Turner (version of a tribal ritual), study the actions of Kurt Levin and other similar expressive performing arts (for example, contemporary dance), through which they will explore the topic and prepare their performance. UРSET drama-action is a method of research, based mostly on knowledge, experience and invested creativity, which the participants introduce in the process of searching for perspectives. Different exercises and theatrical practices will be combined, incl. contemporary dance, to develop a space of role freedom, intensive interaction and discussions of reflective thinking. The culmination of this process will be the final performance, which will be conducted by the participants.
The seminar will be conducted by a sociologist Ivan Hromatko and Natasha Yurisich, dance teacher and choreographer. In the end, at the workshop the results will be recorded and later published on the platform for dissemination and invitation to other persons and organizations to join us in a future network and / or use them in their work.
11.21.2015; 20 o'clock (admission is free)
Trešnjevka cultural Center, Stara Trešnjevka Park 1 (TNT Theater Hall)
The public performance "Invisible ability" is the final type of the seminar of the same name with the participation of people with disabilities and people, who deal with the problems of people with disabilities from Greece, Italy, Latvia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Belgium and Croatia, who are concerned about increasing the employability of people with disabilities and their skills. The seminar is held within the program „Educathe +“, KD2 Strategic partnerships.
The seminar is led by Ivan Hromatko and Natasha Yurisich, members of Stigmatization Prevention Association and Educational Theater and aim to explore some of the problems, faced by people with disabilities in the labor market and social life. The performance will present potential solutions to these obstacles.
The seminar will be conducted by the method of drama-action - innovation in the field of educational theater, which was designed by a sociologist Ivan Hromatko in his work on his doctoral dissertation, and then - enriched with movement and dance by the choreographer and dance teacher Natasha Yurisich.
In it, the participants will form an alternative and symbolic world, which will free them from everyday roles and give them the freedom to criticize everyday norms and values, as well as to carry out intensive interaction with each other. In this symbolic world, they will explore different social relationships and opportunities when changing roles - e.g.. entering that of an employer of a disabled person and attempting action, which go beyond stigmatization, sending external (public messages) and internal (awareness of personal skills and abilities).
Starting with the most famous words of all marginalized groups and individuals, "Nothing for us without us", participants will continue to actively create performances and cross the path of stigma; to pursue the inclusion and empowerment of people with disabilities; to oppose institutional discrimination and architectural barriers and to seek possible solutions to these problems
At the end of the performance there will be a discussion between the audience and the performers, in which they will get acquainted with the problems, faced by people with disabilities in seven European countries, but also their decisions, which could potentially be applied in Croatia.
Everyone is welcome!
The hosts, assistants and volunteers:
Ivan Hromatko, Natasha Yurisich, Leila Younis, Ana Boinač, Vladan Korda
Amateurs and professionals from Latvia, Greece, Italy, Belgium, Bulgaria, Turkey and Croatia - participants in international theater and educational seminars on the employability of people with disabilities.
C2 International working meeting
"Faces on stage, faces in front of the camera "
13.01-17.01.2016; Thessaloniki, Greece
The performance of the second workshop "Faces on stage, faces in front of the camera ", developed as an effective theater of expression, will be presented in Theater Aratos (Moscow 12, Thessaloniki).Participants will be trained to express their thoughts and feelings, using theatrical methods by Grotovski, Boal, Geschalt and Stanislavsky and thus they will try to overcome their differences.
The main goals of the seminar and the final implementation are:
To help participants be more confident in their daily lives,
To increase the employability of people with disabilities through the development of "Soft skills" (key EU competences) participants and give them an opportunity for the labor market,
To overcome differences and say NO to discrimination against people with disabilities.
The performance on January 17 2016 will include people with disabilities and people, who deal with the problems of people with disabilities from Greece, Italy, Latvia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Belgium and Croatia, concerned with increasing the employability of people with disabilities and their skills. The seminar will be conducted by the partner of Educathe + Aratos Theater as a theatrical group specializing in theatrical improvisation emphasizes social issues, attitudes, reactions in our daily lives, human relations. Aratos is also an open-air theatrical community for teaching DCR and invisible disability people, who have various chronic diseases.
The performance on January 17 2016 will present the theater in a more social form, helping people express their feelings. The performance will be the end result of a method Geschalt (team and problem), method Boal (Theater of the Oppressed, Invisible theater), Grotovski (The purpose of the drama) and Stanislavski system (concept of emotional memory, for which an actor focuses internally, to depict the emotions of the character on stage).
The seminar will be conducted by a director-actor-playwright and a journalist Vasilis Tsikaras and Eleni Gianniou, dance teacher and gymnast, qualified in specialized manipulations. And finally, at the seminar the results will be recorded and later published on the internet platform - to be disseminated and to attract other persons and organizations.
C3 International training seminar &
Public performance "Frames"
Brussels, Belgium; (15.03.2016 – 19.03.2016)
The object and starting point of seminar C3 will be the concept”The framework”.
What is the frame? What types of frames do we recognize? Which frames we make we feel as limitations, and which - as support and emancipation. Stigma, underestimation, discrimination or exclusion from prejudice, ignorance and fear of the unknown or otherwise, represents reality for many people. Is this it, which happens in everyday life, at work or when looking for work. The seminar C3 “FRAMEWORK” aims to ENRICH the tools of the participants with and without (obviously) damage, to profile and express their own skills and talents and broaden the viewers' view by inviting them to look creatively at this, which the participants offer them.
The theater was deliberately chosen as a safe place to work in all intimacy, respect, trust and freedom of thought and action. The seminar begins with the collection of information and working materials from brainstorming sessions and interviews with participants on the topic "Framework". Personal experience, ideas, evidence, thoughts, feelings and problems, which come out of them, will be the building blocks of the future show. By means of theatrical improvisation, dance and stage sculpture participants will get to know themselves better and The "other". The material, received during the seminar will be prepared for public performance. This presentation contains a message to the audience, who was invited to a question and answer session with the participants after the show.
C4 International working meeting:
"Infinity of the colors of the drama"
(18.09.2016 – 23.09.2016; Antalya-Adrazan, Turkey)
International workshop C5 "Viewing" &
Closing public presentation of the NGO O.C.E.A.N "Reactions"
The fifth training seminar of the partnership, called "Viewing" and the final public performance "Reactions", will be held in the Cultural Center of the Municipality of Chaidari ( Kolokotroni street 36, Tea, Athens, Greece) The meeting will be hosted by the NGO O.C.E.A.N..
The main goals of the C5 seminar are:
- Improving the employability of people with disabilities by developing "soft skills" in key competences (ES) of the participants, to give them opportunities in the labor market.
- Raising the visibility of existing discrimination against people with disabilities in the labor market to the general public, raising awareness among consumers and employers and provoking discussions and debates - Study of prejudices against people with disabilities in the labor market
The "Looking" workshop deals with human diversity and invites participants (with and without disabilities) to build effective communication skills (active listening, empathy and deeper understanding), while communicating with the other, seeking convergence and inclusion. Disabilities should not be seen as a problem, and as a challenge for fruitful cooperation of individuals and communities, efforts should focus on removing barriers (organizational, structural, cultural, social, etc.) to make inclusion material. Instead of advising people with disabilities to change (by correction, therapy, etc.), to become part of society, society needs to become more open and flexible and respond equally to the human mosaic.
The result of the workshop will be a theatrical performance "Reactions" featuring 20 NGO volunteers O.C.E.A.N, half of them with great difficulty. The theatrical performance will be a tangible result of the group's work, carried out in the last one year. Volunteers work to build group identity and develop theater-specific skills. Members of other Greek groups will join the participants from the partner organizations and will jointly write the play and direct its staging and public presentation..
Our theater workshop will be a place of liberation from roles, of reflexive thinking and intense interaction between "People without disabilities" and The "disabled".
Participants will go through the method “Theater through Reflections”, which OCEAN used in his work.
It is based on three pillars:
• Before (the birth)
• Now (until)
• After (Beyond)
By deciphering this specific triptych, we can translate it, as follows:
1. Preparation for work (Place / sphere)
2. Internal self-government / within the work environment
• intercultural relations and awareness
• time management
• Coping with stress
• cooperation and interaction
• adaptation and adjustment
3. Self-esteem: methods of organization, goals
Methodical tools, which will be used during the workshop are:
1. Improvisation: "Society": the integration process within each framework group / team
2. "Contact": Interaction and cooperation: "You and me"
3. BASIC TRAINING TOOL: "Think": Viewing:
• High level of time management
• respect for diversity
4. Improvisation: "Follow me"
• self-assessment and assessment
• goal and goal setting in skills and abilities
The workshop will be led by Dimitris Kacidoniotis: Biologist, musician and actor, Vasilios the Economist actor and director and Panayotis Zornacidis - actor and theatrologist.
The participants are both people with disabilities and teachers, which originate from eight partner organizations and seven European countries!
After the seminar, the results will be recorded and published later, inviting other individuals and organizations to use them in their work and join our future network.
C6 International Educational Seminar "In Deep Waters" & Public presentation "Borders".
21.03 – 25.03. 2017 - Syracuse, Italy
The sixth training seminar is the workshop "In deep water" (21 – 24 March 2017) and the final performance "Borders" (25 March, 2017), will be held in Convent of the Retreat (Via V. Mirabella, 31 Syracuse, Italy)
The host will be an NGO Otherwise, project partner.
The workshop "In deep water" deals with the economic inclusion of people with disabilities in society, inviting all participants to share good practices and learn how to use theater to teach the following key skills:
Initiative and entrepreneurship;
Social and civic competencies;
Cultural consciousness and expression;
Communication in a foreign language;
Communication in mother tongue.
The workshop will focus on the real impact, which the local context has in the daily lives of people with disabilities (problems of people with disabilities in the local community) and the opportunity provided by an international seminar.
The workshop "In deep water" trying to answer the question: "What are the limits of the human being??“. Participants will explore what they are:
The boundary of the body
The limit of the voice
The limit of feeling
Using four short scripts, we will be faced with the limits of ourselves and the limits of relationships with others. Body, voice and feelings will give us emotions, which according to "Stolen" quote from D. Lynch:
"Emotions are like a fish. If you want to catch a small fish, you can stay in shallow water. But if you want to catch a big fish, we need to go deeper. There they are huge and very beautiful. ".
The workshop will be held by Andrea Ibba, actor and director, in the historic area Ortija-Syracuse, enabling all participants to work in a historic place and at the same time to give publicity on the spot, which belongs to all European citizens.
The participants are people with disabilities and teachers, which come from eight partner organizations and seven European countries! The results of the workshop will be recorded and later published on an Internet platform, to be distributed and used by other individuals and organizations with a desire to join us in the future network
NPO Otherwise will join the members of the partner organizations for writing the play, its preparation and presentation in an open space to an audience
The show will be distributed, thanks to audio / a video, which will be uploaded to the internet, the press and all relevant media.
C7 International training seminar and public presentation
"Life with masks"
The subject of our workshop will be the inner masks, which in life help us succeed or make us victims in different situations. These are patterns of behavior, which we apply, so that we can meet the challenges, before we reveal our essence ourselves.
Some of the masks help us achieve our goals, with others we cover up our vulnerability. They often block our consciousness and lead us to the same scenario over and over again, depriving us of the opportunity to receive the most important things: love, care, respect, connection with others.
The purpose of the seminar is to explore the masks, which we carry in different areas of our lives: love, family, career, communication with people with disabilities, society.
In the show "Life with masks" we will look for different points of view and use different approaches: makeshift dolls, face masks, forum theater. It will be based on personal experience, thoughts and feelings on this issue.
19:30 "Welcome!» - meeting in a restaurant "Forum"
09:30 – 10:00 check in (St. "Yordan Yovkov" 13)
10:00 – 13:00 team building and brainstorming on the topic
(On. 15 minutes coffee break)
14:30 – 17:30 study of internal masks (On. 15 minutes of coffee break)
09:30 – 10:00 check in
10:00 – 13:00 work with face masks (On. 15 minutes of coffee break)
14:30 – 17:30 work with face masks (On. 15 minutes of coffee break)
09:30 – 10:00 check in
10:00 – 13:00 training for makeshift dolls
(On. 15 minutes of coffee break)
14:30 – 17:30 introduction of forum theater (On. 15 minutes of coffee break)
09:30 – 10:00 check in
10:00 – 13:00 organizing the final script (On. 15 minutes of coffee break)
14:30 – 17:30 technical rehearsal (On. 15 minutes of coffee break)
14:00 – 17:00 general rehearsal (On. 15 min. Coffee break)
“Military History Museum”, st. "Church" 92)
18:00 presentation and discussion
21:00 “The Mill ”, Dragalevtsi
departureEDUCATHE + Educational Theater - Center for Integration and Demonstration of Work Potential of People with Disabilities Funded by the EU Education Program, training, youth and sports (Erasmus +), EDUCATHE + is a partnership project of eight organizations from six EU member states and one partner country, who strive together to improve employment …
“Dolls against violence”2015
Prevention of peer violence. Presentation of the puppet forum theatrical performance to students at the initial stage in metropolitan districts with a predominant Roma population.
With the support of the Sofia Program "Culture" 2015 with the assistance of the Ministry of Interior
14.04.2015. Launches a project against violence in schools
The project is implemented with the active participation of GDNP and the assistance of The Sofia Municipality
The initiative was proposed and developed by Theatre Tsvete in collaboration with GDNP. Under the title Dolls Against Violence the project focuses on the prevention of violence in schools. An interactive puppet theatrical performance has been prepared for this purpose The Flying Knight, which by the end of the year will be able to see the children from the primary school in general 15 metropolitan schools from the neighborhoods: Orlando, "Faculty", "Hristo Botev", Botunets, Filipovtsi, Kremikovtzi and "Friendship". Today, at the first performance, employees at DG National Police handed out a specially made flyer to the children's audience, which describes the basic rules for safety from violence.
The idea of the campaign is for the theatrical performance to provoke the students, and through them the parents, to comprehend personal responsibility and the problem of school violence. The aim of the organizers is to help build behavioral skills in children in the age group of 7 to 10 years - how to recognize violence in its various forms and to protect each other, how to behave in society, how to react in certain situations, how to resolve conflicts on the street. The project experiments with the forms of communication and presents its content through the active participation of its audience - children. It breaks the traditional form of "Educational theater" and a new interactive form for working with children is being created, which relies on dialogue, communicating directly with them and by presenting easily accessible and memorable information.
On 7 December, 2015r. in front of the students of 106 Grigory Tsamblak Primary School, Sofia, The 15th performance of the forum theatrical puppet show took place The Flying Knight - last for this project. Dear guests of the performance were the mayor of the municipality Swelling, madam Eva Mitova and deputy mayor, madam Ani Barzanova.
Reality and fantasy intertwined on the stage, to make violence more recognizable, settled the daily life of our children. The jokes, who laugh, they are often not funny to everyone. Within the current project close 1500 audience from 7-10 years were emotionally sympathetic to their harassed peer and motivated to find a way to help him change events for the better.. Learning by doing and experiencing has a strong and lasting educational impact.
At the end of the performance, a uniformed police officer intervenes in the search for a solution. In this way, children learn how and what help they can seek from the police in such cases.
After the performance, a final press conference was held with representatives of the Ministry of Interior, Theatre Tsvete, principals of Sofia schools and media.Prevention of peer violence. Presentation of the puppet forum theatrical performance to students at the initial stage in metropolitan districts with a predominant Roma population. With the support of the Sofia Culture Program 2015 with the assistance of the Ministry of Interior 14.04.2015. A project against violence in schools has been launched The project is being implemented with the active participation of GDNP and the assistance of the Sofia Municipality. The initiative is …
“THE SWORD OF THE Cricket”2015
according to the fairy tale of the same name Petya Karakoleva
together with theater "AMADEUS"
A hilarious puppet story against violence for children from 3 up to 6 years of age, with direct involvement of the audience in the show.
Where it has been heard and seen Cricket not wanting to play his violin, but to swing his bow like a sword?
With us and you will see, and you will hear, that you will play in the fairy tale, in which this hero goes around the world to seek feats. And on top of that, he wins! But not because of his "saber strikes", but because everything, which he touches with his bow, sings.
And so, the adventures are convincing The cricket, and with him - the children in the audience, that the power of music is more powerful than that of muscle.
Screenplay and direction: Tsvete Yaneva Music: Elena Metodieva Participate: Elena Grozdanova and Ivona Jelevabased on the fairy tale of the same name by Petya Karakoleva together with the AMADEUS Theater A merry puppet story against violence for children from 3 up to 6 years of age, with direct involvement of the audience in the show. It has been heard and seen that Cricket does not want to play his violin, but to swing his bow like a sword? With us and will …
“And if it was you ?!”2014
Preparation and presentation at a student forum of theatrical performances on issues of concern to the participants.
With the support of Sofia Culture Program 2014
Students of the basic school course of 42 Hadji Dimitar Primary School, 44 Neofit Bozveli High School and 95 SOU “Prof.. Ivan Shishmanov ” - Poduyane region in the first two weeks of December will present theatrical performances, created by problems, which excite them.
On 1o.12.2014 from 13.15 the three performances were presented to classmates, parents and teachers on the stage of the community center "Revival", st. "Poduenska" 1a.Preparation and presentation at a student forum of theatrical performances on issues of concern to the participants. With the support of the Sofia Culture Program 2014 Students of the basic school course of 42 Hadji Dimitar Primary School, 44 Neofit Bozveli High School and 95 SOU “Prof.. Ivan Shishmanov ”- Poduyane region in the first two weeks of December will present theatrical performances, created by problems, …
creating a forum theatrical performance against peer violence for children from 9 to 13 year.
With the support of Ministry of Culture
creating a forum theatrical performance against peer violence for children from 9 to 13 year.
Today, school violence has become so commonplace, that students often do not notice it. More often, everything is early ...
The didactic education system is clearly powerless to deal with the problem. The school principal's edifying words no longer help.
In the theatrical performance, which we want to create, students will see some of the most common scenes of school violence, will identify with the characters, will talk about their motivation and feelings at different points in the development of the story. When children empathize with the victim's emotions, they will be motivated to look for a way to alleviate her situation. With their active participation we will create other scenes, showing a different perspective on history. This way they will be able to rethink their opinion, to express their own experiences and thoughts. Experiential learning can lead to a deeper and lasting understanding, lead to a change in attitudes and thoughts.
We hope through our media partners newspaper Az-Buki and radio “Alma mater” to give maximum publicity to the results of the application of drama and theater techniques in the civic education of adolescents. Hopefully this provokes interest in Ministries of Culture and Education to the development of applied theater and its implementation in the school system.
To evaluate the effectiveness of this innovative practice, we will seek feedback from viewers. The questions will be printed on the flyers and they will be able to answer us electronically
24-27.02.2014 tour of "And what would you do??” in Berkovitsa and Montanacreating a forum theatrical performance against peer violence for children from 9 to 13 year. With the support of the Ministry of Culture, a forum for theatrical performance against peer violence for children from 9 to 13 year. Today, school violence has become so commonplace, that students often do not notice it. Everything …
Documentary Theater Studio2013
Establishment of student theater groups for conducting non-formal civic education of peers by peers
With the support of the Foundation "Development of civic initiatives"
The project was implemented with the help of the Foundation Civic Initiatives Workshop in program "Rainbow", with the financial support of OUK Foundation and Velux Foundation
01.04.2011 – 01.10.2013
In four schools in the area Swelling, Sofia
With the active cooperation of the district administration Swelling the actors work in 4 schools and helped the theater groups created within the project to create and present to over 2000 their classmates 7 interactive theatrical performances.
On 30 May, 2013 in the community center "Revival" final against the conference "Theater against Violence" was held, at which the three performances of this year by the students from 42 Hadji Dimitar Primary School, 44 Neofit Bozveli High School and 95 SOU «Prof.. Ivan Shishmanov ». The performances are based on disturbing real cases shared by the participants. After playing them, the leading actor of the discussion invites the viewers to intervene in the presented cases., going on stage at a time of their choice and looking for a way to improve the outcome of the story by changing the victim's behavior - etc..forum theater. The method is innovative for our country and is an effective way to conduct non-formal peer education by peers..Establishment of student theater groups for non-formal civic education of peers by peers With the support of the Foundation "Development of Civic Initiatives" The project was implemented with the help of the Foundation "Workshop for Civic Initiatives" under the program "Rainbow", with the financial support of the OUK Foundation and the Velux Koga Foundation? 01.04.2011 – 01.10.2013 Where? At four …
3-daily training "Possible applications of game art techniques in pedagogical practice"2013
conducted within a project DOCUMENTARY THEATER Studio
with the support of the Foundation "Development of civic initiatives"conducted within the project "Studio DOCUMENTARY THEATER" with the support of the Foundation "Development of Civic Initiatives"
Partner in the project "Educational integration of children and students from ethnic minorities"2013-2014
at the SOU "V. Vodenicharski" - from. Hayredin, reg. Vratsa Project of Ministry of Education
After the scene, the mayor threatened to fire a teacher, and the driver is still scared, that after he fired the headmistress, will fire four more teachers… The title scene "BULGARIAN PARTICIPATION" was presented at the meeting of teachers-parents in connection with the final activities of the project. The same project, on which close 100 children were free at sea last summer. The same project, on which many children went for free on 4 excursions. The same project, who raised the children's knowledge and taught them art. The scene was invented and played by the students participating in the student theater forum, led by professional artists from Sofia. Did the students guess what would happen after the scene, they named it "Bulgarian Destiny"?! After the scene, the director asks the mayor how the transportation of the parents will be organized the next day for the final conference of the project.. The answer was: to turn to the driver from the scene. So the next day, when there was a much richer program, the parents from the villages could not attend. In this answer the children , parents and artists from Sofia were amazed… What to do - Bulgarian fate ! We apologize for the poor quality of the recording.
Of “We learn together, we create together, together we travel to the Motherland” – Activity 6 – Student Forum Theater
Student Forum Theater. The intellectual and emotional engagement of young people with important social problems, provoking them to discuss and try possible solutions through the techniques of forum theater
- A group of 16 children from 5-you to 12 class.
- The children's meetings with the expert actors from the partner Flower Theater will be conducted in accordance with the prepared curriculum (once a month) within 3 days after 4 o'clock . Classes will also be held during the summer vacation.
Additional qualification of pedagogical specialists, related to methods of education and training in a multicultural environment - training in the application of art methods in pedagogical work. - training of two teachers
- We plan and "green School" for the participants in the student forum theater for 5 days from 18 participants. They will be prepared:
- 2 the show
- Two teachers
- The implementation of the activity is jointly with a partner 2- Association "Theatre Tsvete"
On 5, 6 and 7 In July, student classes took place forum theater
The activities of the student theater forum begin with The Rules
Today everyone made a doll, which shows his individuality. Role games. Drawings with closed eyes. Presentation of the cooking talk show. Teamwork. A modern interpretation of the tale "The three Little Pigs".
07.08.2013r. 1. Barometer- the barometer readings showed a low level of mood and this led us to do some warm-up exercises. 2.Warm-up- exercise to raise the tone. Everyone stood in a circle and one of all participants showed random exercise to warm up, and the others repeat. There are several participants, which show different exercises. After warming up, we moved on to the next task. Games of trust and teamwork 3. Billiard balls. Although the participants have played this game before, they liked it very much and wanted to practice it again. As a result, we realized that the relationships in the group had grown to a higher level, that between the participants was built gradually on- strong connection, a sense of responsibility between them and teamwork. In this game, they were much more confident than before and could trust each other much more easily. 4. Playing with chickens and a hunter One of the participants is a hunter and has to catch a chicken, and all the others are chickens. The condition is that everyone has their eyes closed. If there is a caught chicken, another chicken can save him by going under his feet, while the caught chicken stands still and signals that it has been caught with some sound, without speaking. This game is very suitable for team development, many of the participants were caught, but many of the other uncaught participants saved their teammates. After the game we discussed the game and some of the participants shared their opinion, that very often they saved, and others were often caught. After our questions whether they remember an identical situation in life, all participants expressed their opinion that they found themselves in various situations that made them feel like chickens and hunters. Of course, their examples were related to their daily life at school and family and their personal life experience.. After this game we continued, by reminding the participants again of the rules of stage play, the expression of feelings and emotions about the different roles in the fairy tales in which the participants play. We analyzed what has been achieved so far and what needs to change, work out and improve. We discussed with the participants, who were the audience of the fairy tale "Cinderella", what are the remarks and what are the good achievements of their teammates. As bystanders, they expressed an opinion, that the rules for working on stage are observed, but the expression of emotions in role-playing needs to be improved. We had the same discussion with the audience of the fairy tale "Snow White", they also expressed their views as bystanders, that there are scenes, in which the comic must be amplified,and in other scenes the rules of stage play are not observed. The participants were critical but also condescending to each other because they understand the seriousness and responsibility of their work and that it is not easy to be an actor and play a role with the appropriate lines., feelings and emotions, meanwhile to follow the rules of stage play, to know exactly when, from where and how to get in and out of the stage, to comply with the relocation of the sets, and with the change of scenes, the moods of the actors in the fairy tales change. 5. Presentation of fairy tales. First, the participants presented the story "Cinderella". Participating in it - Tanya in the lead role, Patricia in the role of the evil aunt; Stanimir, in the role of uncle; Velislava and Godiera in the role of the evil sisters; Stilian, in the role of Tanya's friend. The participants had learned their lines well, but some of them had difficulty playing scenes from the tale, which are associated with deeper emotions and feelings. Tanya did a great job, bearing in mind, that she had difficulty communicating with others and could not relax and trust her teammates. This role helped her to overcome these obstacles in her relationships with others, and showed that by taking responsibility to fulfill this role, you have to play your heroine as best you can and work with your team. Except that she did a great job, she found new friends to relax with, to share and have fun with. Patricia, in the role of the evil aunt, there were no remarks in the play of his heroine. He was doing superbly, he managed to capture all the nuances of his character's character. He also did well on stage rules, moving the sets and changing the scenes. Stanimir, in the role of uncle, encountered some concerns about the expression of emotions and feelings towards his wife in the play and his niece. He had learned his lines very well, but he did not strictly follow the rules of stage play. Velislava and Godiera did very well with their roles and remarks. They followed the rules of stage work and played the emotions of their characters well. After the rehearsal is over, we had a discussion with the participants in the story, achievements and unfulfilled goals. Rest The rehearsal of the next play has begun- "Snow White". The participants in it are: Vanessa, in the role of a mother of many children; Ralitsa- spoiled daughter at puberty; Galya- the smart and ambitious child; Christina- the good daughter; Nevelin- the future crazy husband; Stilian- the future husband major; Svetoslav- the future rich husband; Day- the evil social worker; Eva- the bank employee. Vanessa did very well in this role, because the character of the heroine was very close to hers. Ralitsa, Galya and Christina also did very well with their roles, strictly followed the rules of stage work, had learned their lines very well but had difficulty expressing the feelings and emotions of their characters. Nevelin was also very good at the role, he had trouble speaking loud and clear. Denitsa and Eva also did well, Denitsa in her role as a social worker, he fully entered into his role and played his character emotionally. Eva did well too. After the rehearsal, we discussed the progress and what exactly needs to be improved for the next rehearsal. The result of this fruitful day was, that the participants in both plays showed a high sense of responsibility for their roles and their team. They didn't feel awkward about it, that not only achievements are highlighted, but also the shortcomings of their game. They tried to be good at their performance on stage and listen to the advice of the audience, to your team and to us leaders. They were self-critical. That day ended with a barometer 6. Barometer- the participants showed a high mood from what was achieved during today's activities. 15.08.2013r. 1. Barometer - the mood was high and the participants were looking forward to starting the rehearsal of their stories. 2. Warm-up- we did some exercise to lift the tone. 3. Rehearsal of the plays We started first with a rehearsal of the play "Snow White". We set the sets, the participants orientated themselves much faster in the setting of the stage, they knew the scenes after which, when to enter and leave the stage. Except they knew their lines by heart, they had also begun to play their roles with the feelings of their characters, much better than the previous lesson. The audience from the other participants and we the leaders, we were delighted with their achievements. After the play we had a discussion, praising the great achievements of the participants. Holiday 4. Rehearsal of "Cinderella" The participants set their sets, they arranged the stage and began the play. They also did much better than the previous lesson. These participants ,who had to improve their game, they had tried and shown high results- they managed to capture and play the feelings of their characters in each scene. After the play, we discussed the achievements of the participants in the story. We highlighted the achievements, the positive change in their play on stage and of course what they need to change and improve for the next rehearsal. 5.Our class for the day ended again with a barometer,which showed that the participants were satisfied with what had been achieved.
21.08.2013r. 1. Barometer. Each of our activities starts with a barometer so that it can guide us what is the level of activity in the group and how to continue our work plan.. The barometer showed a low level of activity, therefore, we continued with moving exercises. 2. Exercise. Exercise for 15 min. They helped the group concentrate and move. 3.Touch three objects in the room. This game is again for warm-up but also for speed. The facilitator says to touch three objects in the room, which are located in different places , for time — until he counts to three. This game raised the mood in the group. 4. Locksmith. Speed game, resourcefulness, teamwork. One is a locksmith, standing with his back to the whole group. He has the right to say stop- and with this instruction everyone should freeze, he turns and if one of the participants moves he returns to the starting position. Participants must take the key and take it to the starting position without the locksmith seeing them. If that happens, they return the key. With this game, the group was ready for work. 5.Rehearsal of the fairy tale "Cinderella" The participants in this fairy tale played their roles with their feelings and emotions, followed the rules of stage play, they performed very well. 6. Rehearsal of "Snow White" And in this play the participants performed at a very good level. After both plays were presented, we had a discussion, as an open-air play was to take place in front of an audience in the village of Lozenets (Green School). We talked and discussed what concerns participants may have from presenting to a large audience. We discussed their future performance and what problems and concerns would arise. 7. Packing of the sets for their transportation to the village of Lozenets.
26.08.2013Green school Our work started at 16.00 after we arrived in the village of Lozenets. 1. Presentation of fairy tales. We set the sets on the open stage and prepared for the presentation of the stories to the audience. The first presentation was on the modern interpretation of the fairy tale "Cinderella"., and then the next fairy tale "Snow White". The participants had some concerns at first, but then they relaxed and played their roles as in the last rehearsals. They did very well and the audience was pleased with their performance. The trainers Violina Vasileva and Ekaterina Kazakova shared the leaders in front of the children and in front of us, that we have all done a great job. They were extremely impressed by the high level of stage play by the participants, the learned lines and the script of the tales. They shared that the fairy tales will be the basis for the creation of the student theater forum.
27-30.08.2013r. Green School 1. Creating scripts for the student forum theater from the fairy tale "Cinderella", as it concerns problems related to the life experience of school-age children and their relationships between them. The skeleton of the script was drawn up, scenes were added to it and new characters and roles were created. 2. Acting tasks and group sketches. Roles were given to all participants. They then had to play separate group scenes from the script.,using their own words and their own emotions. This created a real script for the play, in which the remarks came from the participants themselves, with their characters and relationships. The participants performed new group sketches and scenes from the play. During their performance, the participants had to understand, what is a group game, background on the stage and at the same time the audience to hear every line and see every role played with its emotions and feelings. As before, participants now had to follow the rules of stage play, when and how to enter the stage, to grab the audience's attention, to speak clearly and loudly, to be able to express feelings and emotions, to monitor the change of scenes and sets, to memorize their lines. 3.Rehearsals of the new play for the open-air forum theater. The participants performed the new play. Prepared by: Tsvetelina Hristova Mladenka Petrova
The activity of the student continues Forum theatre during the school year. The first performance in front of an audience is being prepared. Classes during the week are on Wednesdays and Thursdays for two hours under the guidance of teachers - Tsvetelina Hristova and Mladenka Petrova . In m. October(18,19 and 20.10) them. November (8,9 and 10.11) there were three-day rehearsals with the participation of teachers - Tsvetelina Hristova and Mladenka Petrova artists Ekaterina Kazakova and Violina Vasileva – Александрова.
Our friends from Flower Theater they had a jubilee - twenty years since its creation. We wish the whole team a lot of health and creative success!
"Student Forum Theater" in m. December 2013
They are conducted 12 hours with the participants in the activity. Svetlin Spasov Nikolov from 11 class. Krassimir Tikhomirov Trifonov is leaving - a participant, due to transfer to another school. Rehearsals were made with the participants in activity №6 of the play "Contemporary Interpretation of Cinderella" according to the prepared script. The participants did very well,they played the scenes much more confidently and were preparing for the premiere of the play in front of a wide audience. For m. January there are no changes in the target and non-target group. They were conducted in total 28 hours with the participants in the activity. Rehearsals were held on "Modern interpretation of the cinderella" 12 o'clock-08.01-22.01.2014 d. The students worked on creating comic sketches, using real events from their lives as a source of ideas. The trainers-teachers used the acting techniques and methods learned so far. They connected the individual comic sketches in a comic performance. A script was prepared by the participants in the activity. The children were enthusiastic about their newly created show. They worked vigorously and diligently on their new project.
For the month of February there are no changes in the target and non-target group of students in the activity . They are conducted 24 school hours with the participants in the Student Forum Theater. Rehearsals were made with the participants in activity №6 students took an active part in the show "Bulgarian destiny" according to the prepared scenario. worked hard and energetically on their new project. The participants did very well,they played the scenes much more confidently and were preparing for the premiere of the play in front of a wide audience. They are conducted 16 hours with the participants in the activity. There are no left and new participants in the activity for this period. Rehearsals were made with the participants in activity №6 of the play "Contemporary Interpretation of Cinderella" according to the prepared script, as well as rehearsals of the play "Bulgarian Fate". The participants did very well,they played the scenes much more confidently and were preparing for the premiere of the plays in front of an audience. They are conducted 24 hours with the participants in the activity. There are no left and new participants in the activity for this period. There are no absent participants during the classes. Rehearsals were made with the participants in activity №6 of the play "Contemporary Interpretation of Cinderella" and "Bulgarian Fate" according to the prepared script. The participants did very well and are fully prepared for the premiere of the plays. On 7 and 8 April was the final part of the project "Learning together, we create together, we travel together in the Homeland ”. The participants in the activity 6 - "Student Forum Theater" presented their performances to an audience. On 7 April were invited the mayor of the village. Hayredin, parents of students, their teachers and classmates as well as the whole public at the forum-theatrical performance "Bulgarian Fate". It was created entirely on the idea of the students from Vasil Vodenicharski High School , who wanted to show the problems, which they have in their daily commute to school. They presented the image of a driver, which crashes on broken roads in the region. The nurse also played, who is not at all interested in their pain, and only complains, that she was disturbed by them. They represented the Roma community, which only requires a tolerant attitude, but does not offer one. Through the performance, the young people made a mirror of society, which surrounds them with an appeal to them to shake off the complex of complaining and inactive people, which are justified only by the Bulgarian fate. The performance was extremely enthusiastic for the parents and they took an active part in the forum as they said, that it is high time to join forces and make some changes, rather than being silent and afraid of losing their jobs. When asked by the presenter what can be done, they replied, that these people in the scene are not doing their job well because they are not well paid, but with this unemployment in the region, there will certainly be staff, who will work responsibly for that money as well. You just have to fire some and hire quality people. These people expressed their opinion perhaps for the first time so openly to the mayor of the village. And perhaps for the first time he could hear them speak so frankly. They spoke especially passionately about healthcare, because only about a month ago tuberculosis had flared up in the village and this topic was very painful for them. After the show, when the school principal addressed the mayor with the question how the transport will be organized for the children and their parents for the next final day of the project, he told her to turn to the driver, a child from the play, he walked angrily to the exit, threatening to fire the teacher, who worked with the children and studied in a forum theater, so that he can continue working with them after the project. All this happened in front of dumb parents, teachers and children. So after the show there were two offended: the mayor of the village and one of the five drivers, who, without knowing how, without even watching the performance, recognized himself in the play. The purpose of the forum theater is to give publicity to the problems and initiative of the people to offer options for their solution.. This is what Augusto Boal did (the creator of the forum theater) and it is no coincidence that he was not loved by the authorities, on the contrary, he was persecuted by her. In that sense, this show did a good job. I hope the proverb no longer reigns in the village: The dogs bark their caravan. On 8 April, when we had to use the community center for the final concert - we could not enter, because the electricity was not repaired ( assuring us, that the municipality has called in technicians and has done its job). When they found out, that we are determined to play the second forum performance "Modern version of Cinderella" in front of the school, the current is fine. TV came, but the mayor no longer came, as well as the parents of the children from the neighboring villages were not evacuated. But the show was a success for the curious audience, who had already heard of the children's previous performance. The village of Hayredin had gathered to applaud the current brave actors and future rulers. Because we want it or not, the world will be changed by our children.
The Bulgarian destinyof V. Vodenicharski High School - village. Hayredin, reg. Vratsa Project of the Ministry of Education After the scene, the mayor threatened to fire a teacher, and the driver is still scared, that after he fired the headmistress, will fire four more teachers… The scene entitled "BULGARIAN PARTICIPATION" was presented at the meeting of teachers-parents in connection with the final activities of the project. The same project, by …
Speakers.Pro project of the Smart Foundation2013
preparation for successful professional realization. Partners – Facilitators of practical activities for acquiring knowledge and skills on how to be realized on the labor market
With the support of a program "Youth".
An interactive puppet-dramatic performance2013
Creating an interactive puppet-dramatic show for education of non-violence and tolerance
With the support of the Sofia Program "Culture"
Violence at school is already so common, that children get used to it, they begin not to notice it. Victims alone cannot get used to it; usually these, which attract attention with their diversity..
School education is long outdated - didactic and does not engage children's emotions and creativity. Incomparably more boring than electronic games and action, full of violence. The search for and application of effective methods for reducing aggression among adolescents does not seem to concern anyone - not even the parents of the students., nor to modern teachers.
And as a result of this carelessness, society is shocked by the acts of cruelty, starting at an earlier age, instead of making an effort to find effective methods for educating humanity and tolerance in children.
At the first session of the Sofia Program "Culture" for 2013 year. to support the creation of cultural events, supporting the candidacy of Sofia and the South-West region for European Capital of Culture - 2019, received co-financing for the project “Creating an interactive puppet-dramatic show for education of non-violence and tolerance” on Flower Theater.
Thanks to the help received, as well as the volunteer work of the Flower Theater team and friends, the puppet show was created The Flying Knight. It presents the story of one 8 a one-year-old boy with an unusually wild imagination. The boy does not require the attention of parents and teachers, because it does not cause them problems. He remains unaccepted by his classmates because of his different behavior. Everyday events in school life have other dimensions for him. At the end of the performance, the spectators have the opportunity to join it and seek a solution to the presented problems. This is the so-called. forum theater.
Forum-theater gives viewers an incredible chance to try out in a safe environment different patterns of behavior in possible problematic life situations. The presenter invites the viewers to try to cause a positive change in the situation of the victim by entering his role at a time chosen by them and change his behavior in a more appropriate way., they think, way. This interactive theatrical form turns out to be not only highly rational, but also the emotional impact on the participating spectators. It was created by the Brazilian director Augusto Boal and is used worldwide as an effective tool for civic education. Forum theater is an innovative form of modern non-formal education for our country through applied theater. We believe, that our show worthily supports the candidacy of Sofia and the Southwest region for European Capital of Culture 2019.
What is happening on the stage is familiar to the audience. Such ridicule… But did our viewers wonder if everyone laughed? We exacerbate the sensitivity of children from primary school to violence, we teach them to recognize it in its various forms and to defend each other.
And when they can't - don't be ashamed to seek help.
But do they gain security for adult support?
If your children are not inclined to share, they are silent and tolerate violence, the abuser believes, that he is invincible and repeats, and triples… Infects others after itself. And if the violence is answered with violence, this creates a wave of aggression. A vicious circle ensues, from which it is very difficult to get out.
With this show we want to provoke children, parents and teachers to understand the personal responsibility of each one to this huge problem - school violence. Depending on the prevailing audience, it provides forum material from each of these groups.
Screenplay and direction: Tsvete Yaneva Scenography and dolls: Christina Nedeva - The Shrub Music: Vlada Yaneva Participate: Violina Vasileva-Alexandrova,Dana Andonova, Ekaterina Kazakova, Yanko Velkov - Lamb
and 7-year-old Ivan Mutafchiiski
The show was realized with co-financing from
Metropolitan program "Culture" in support of the candidacy of
Sofia and the South-West Region European Capital of Culture - 2019 r.Creating an interactive puppet-drama show for the education of non-violence and tolerance With the support of the Sofia Culture Program School violence is now so common, that children get used to it, they begin not to notice it. Victims alone cannot get used to it; usually these, which attract attention with their diversity.. Schooling is long out of date - …
Renewal 3-day training in forum theater2012
for a renewed composition of the youth theater-discussion club "Eight +" city. Targovishte
"Social inclusion of Roma in Bulgaria" - 22012-2013
With the support of Foundations "Open Society", program "Art and culture"
December, 2012 - August, 2013
the village of Dolni Tsibar, obl.Vraca
Project #OR2012-0888 is a natural continuation of our work in from. Lower Ciber through 2011-2012 year
The project theatrical activity goes together with the project one 'Good luck' of MONM, so that the two mutually expand and enrich.
Lower Ciber to become a regional theater center again, as it was until 1992 r.
- Build a team of teachers, capable of producing quality student theater performances
Local teachers wanted to join: Valentina Assenova, Mirolyub Dimitrov, Dimitrina Dimitrova, Edi Dimitrov, Elena Boyanova and Iskra Lazarova.
- Establishment of a local amateur theater troupe with its own name, rituals, repertoire, promotional materials
- Distribution and popularization of her theatrical production
With the support of Open Society Foundations, program "Art and Culture" When? December, 2012 - August, 2013 Where? the village of Dolni Tsibar, Vratsa region What? Project # OR2012-0888 is a natural continuation of our work in the village. Lower Ciber through 2011-2012 The project theatrical activity goes together with the one under the project "Success" of the Ministry of Education and Science, so the two mutually …
- Three-day training of teachers for teamwork. Specification of the next project activities;
- 3 daily training in basic theatrical skills for students and teachers.
- Development of a program for interactive theater in order to conduct non-formal civic education:
- A fairy tale, dramatized for an interactive show - for the little ones.
- Forum theatre (FT) in actual cases for larger
- Production of advertising materials - printed and online
- Restorative rehearsals of "The scariest magic"
- Distribution of products outside the village
- Build a team of teachers, capable of producing quality student theater performances
"Social inclusion of Roma in Bulgaria" - 12011-2012
With the support of Foundations "Open Society", program "Art and culture"
01.09.2011 – 31.08.2012
village Lower Ciber, obl.Vraca
We had defined the goal of the project as “Realization of a program of theatrical activities, representing the Roma culture and the ability of the people of Roma origin of the whole society”.
We planned to collect our favorite stories, which the grandmothers in the village tell their grandchildren and introduce them. But the adults preferred not to talk about ethnic differences. They say; that they have long been integrated.
However, after completing their secondary or higher education, these studious Roma return to the unemployed Tsiber village 99% Roma population. Why?
A few days after the first meetings of the project happened “Katunitsa”. Strong anti-Roma protests began in Bulgaria. Nationalist parties used the occasion to incite ethnic hatred among thousands of adolescents
We were lucky to find the tale Kalo Mitras from Miroslav Klima, written on old gypsy tales. It tells of a king, who hates the Roma, and this hatred makes him lonely and unhappy forever. We could not find anything more appropriate!
In a show with fairy tale characters, songs and dances from the Roma ethnic group the young actors proudly announced: on stage "We are Roma". The message, which they convincingly sent to society crossed ethnic boundaries - "We all love in the same way!“
With a strong affinity for theater, residents of Lower Ciber were attracted by the hard work of creating the show with princesses, heroes, music, dancing and magic. Actors from different generations entered the show. At the premiere, the audience filled the hall of the community center and applauded the creators of the show. The mayor allowed the use of a municipal bus to tour the show and expressed the pride of the whole community for the wonderful workWith the support of Open Society Foundations, program "Art and Culture" When? 01.09.2011 – 31.08.2012 Where? the village of Dolni Tsibar, Vratsa region What? We had defined the goal of the project as “Realization of a program of theatrical activities, representing the Roma culture and the ability of the people of Roma origin of the whole society”. We planned to collect our favorite stories, which the grandmothers in the village tell …
Documentary Theater Studio”2011-2013
Establishment of student theater groups for conducting non-formal civic education of peers by peers.
The project was implemented with the help of the Foundation Civic Initiatives Workshop in program "Rainbow", with the financial support of the Foundation OUK and the Foundation Velux
When? 01.04.2011 – 01.10.2013
Where? In four schools in the Poduyane region, Sofia
With the active cooperation of the district administration Swelling the actors work in 4 schools and helped the theater groups created within the project to create and present to over 2000 their classmates 7 interactive theatrical performances.
On 30 May, 2013 in the community center "Revival" a finalizing conference was held Theater Against Violence, at which the three performances of this year by the students from 42 Hadji Dimitar Primary School, 44 Neofit Bozveli High School and 95 SOU «Prof.. Ivan Shishmanov ». The performances are based on disturbing real cases shared by the participants. After playing them, the leading actor of the discussion invites the viewers to intervene in the presented cases., going on stage at a time of their choice and looking for a way to improve the outcome of the story by changing the victim's behavior - etc.. forum theater. The method is innovative for our country and is an effective way to conduct non-formal peer education by peers.Establishment of student theater groups for conducting non-formal civic education of peers by peers. The project was implemented with the help of the Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation under the Rainbow Program., with the financial support of the OUK Foundation and the Velux Koga Foundation? 01.04.2011 – 01.10.2013 Where? In four schools in the Poduyane region, Sofia What? With the active …
"There, where there is violence "2011-2013
Assimilation of new drama techniques; Preparation and dissemination of a theatrical program for prevention of violence among adolescents
With the support of EC - program Daphne III
The international project is funded
from the program Daphne III of the European Union
Leading organization: Coffee Drama / Theatre in Education Company - Hungary
Partner: Sigma Art - Romania
01.05.2011 – 30.04.2013
In the whole country
The main task in it is the acquisition of new skills for the application of theater in education and their application in the prevention of violence among young people..
"Comment this!“ is presented 57 times in Sofia and in the country before approx. 1800 students of age 12 – 16.
The case begins as a love story between Ivan and Stella, which disregarding Facebook's privacy changed to violence. It is based on a real case. Teenagers are involved in the process of creating the story and building the characters through various techniques. The duration of the program is 90 minutes.
The young people are really excited and engaged in the case, which they complete themselves. They shared, that their participation in this program has changed their responsibility as Internet users and that of the person next to us
On 30 May, 2013 in the community center "Revival" a finalizing conference was held Theater Against Violence, on which the results of the project were presented. Video material from their application, as well as instructions for their use, are provided to interested teachers upon request from firstname.lastname@example.org.Assimilation of new drama techniques; Preparation and dissemination of a theatrical program for prevention of violence among adolescents With the support of the EC - Daphne III program The international project is implemented thanks to funding from the Daphne III program of the European Union Leading organization: Coffee Drama / Theater in Education Company - Hungary Partner: Sigma Art - Romania …
"With an open heart"2009-2011
International study of the possibilities for application of different types of arts as a means of socialization of various marginalized groups.
With the support of Lifelong learning program - Grundtvig
Portugal, Poland, Italy, Lithuania, Bulgaria
1 September, 2009 – 1 September, 2011
International study of the possibilities for application of different types of arts as a means of socialization of various marginalized groups.
As a result of this partnership, the project website was created http://open-h-art.eu/ as a virtual hub for these, for whom the application of art in the social and educational sphere is of interest. It is open to all, who want to contribute to its enrichment.International study of the possibilities for application of different types of arts as a means of socialization of various marginalized groups. With the support of the Lifelong Learning Program - Grundtvig Kude? Portugal, Poland, Italy, Lithuania, Bulgaria When? 1 September, 2009 – 1 September, 2011 What? International study of the possibilities for application of different types of arts such as …
Art-Social Children's Center2009-2010
Socializing art activities of 3 groups of children with various special needs (auditory, visual and intellectual) and other peers.
With the support of NGO Support Fund - Bulgaria
Work with children with special educational needs
SOUDNZ "Louis Brail", 28 SHOW "Aleko Konstantinov, 4to PU "Prof. D. Katsarov" Sofia
1 April, 2009 – 30 June, 2010
5-daily training for preparation of student volunteers, thanks to which we had the real help of 15 enthusiastic young girls with different future professions - speech therapists, kinesitherapists, special educators.
Socializing art activities of 3 groups of children with various special needs (auditory, visual and intellectual) and other peers.
Work on building an art-socializing methodology
The work on the project was monitored and analyzed by university professors and described in a collection "Our experience".
Socializing art activities of 3 groups of children with different special needs (auditory, visual and intellectual) and other peers. With the support of a fund for support of NGOs - Bulgaria Work with children with special educational needs Where? SOUDNZ "Louis Brail", 28 SOU "Aleko Konstantinov, 4then PU "Prof. D. Katsarov" Sofia Koga? 1 April, 2009 – 30 June, 2010 What? …
Art with Difference2009-2010
International project of theater companies, working with people with disabilities
With the support of the EU - program “Culture 2007- 2013”
Work with children with special educational needs
Italy, Hungary, Great Britain (Scotland), Germany, Bulgaria
1 October, 2008 – 30 June, 2010
- Theatrical activities to create a show with people with special needs.
- National and international tours. Theater festival in Italy.
- Meetings for international exchange of experience in Italy and Bulgaria.
On 7 and 8 June, 2010 r. children with hearing impairments from 28 SHOW presented in Italy to a large audience theatrical performance "Mowgli". The young actors were highly applauded and rightly felt like stars.
On 30 May, 2010 r. instead of the children from 4the Auxiliary School "Prof.. Dimitar Katsarov », the performance "The three Little Pigs" had to be taken out by their deputies from the regular schools. Their team expresses its sincere gratitude for the great diligence and excellent performance. But this does not diminish our great regret of the fact, that those for whom this award was intended - the actors from the 4th auxiliary school , I didn't get it, entirely through the fault of the school management. But at least they felt how much they were liked and loved 19 May, when the wonderful original performance was presented on the stage of the community center "Miladinovi brothers".
On 27 April, successfully passed the premiere of "Ali Baba" of children with visual impairments at school Louis Braille - Sofia.International project of theater companies, working with people with disabilities With the support of the EU - program “Culture 2007- 2013” Working with children with special educational needs Where? Italy, Hungary, Great Britain (Scotland), Germany, Bulgaria When? 1 October, 2008 – 30 June, 2010 What? Theatrical activities to create a show with people with special needs. National and …
Forum theatrical performances and printed and video materials for trafficking prevention, drugs and domestic violence; With the support of Sofia Culture Program
The project is realized thanks to co-financing from Sofia Culture Program
January February, 2009
Sofia, community center "Slavic talk"
Theatre Tsvete presents forum-theatrical performances, aimed at preventing trafficking, drugs and domestic violence as a form of non-formal civic education.
Compilation and distribution of accompanying informational printed and video materials.
Young family, where it all starts beautifully and with love, falls into a crisis situation, when a man loses his well-paid job. Helplessness in the face of financial impasse triggers jealousy, after aggression. Does the woman have to work, when she is expected to be a housewife as well? Is it possible to reach out to someone, for whom you claim, that he is your favorite person?
Is there a justification for domestic violence?? As far as a compromise is possible?
Forum theater does not give an unambiguous answer to these questions, but is open to all, who want to try on stage how to deal with this situation.
Peter is of 18. He studies and struggles with life in the big city on his own. He falls in love for the first time and is ready for anything for his girl. Unfortunately, Lina is addicted to drugs. To help her, when in crisis, Peter commits a crime. Can love justify this?? Do you have a choice if you like?
Maybe you are familiar with this situation or you just have something to say?
Forum theater offers real problem situations on stage, in which there is no single answer. Come on, see if you want - try.
And if you were in her place? Are you sure?, that you would say "not" at the decisive moment?
Forum theater gives you the opportunity to test yourself in a completely realistic situation.Forum theatrical performances and printed and video materials for trafficking prevention, drugs and domestic violence; With the support of the Sofia Culture Program, the project was implemented thanks to co-financing from the Culture Culture Program.? January February, 2009 Where? Sofia, Chitalishte "Slavyanska Beseda" What? Flower Theater presents forum-theatrical performances, aimed at prevention of …
"Open your eyes!“-20082008-2009
Building youth units, conducting trafficking prevention through attractive theatrical methods in Blagoevgrad, Kyustendil and Dupnitsa
With the support of Balkan Trust for Democracy
In the cities of Blagoevgrad, Dupnitsa and Kyustendil
1 October, 2008 – 30 June, 2009
Young participants and their leaders are provided with thematic videos and trained to discuss appropriate patterns of behavior in the various phases of trafficking - stocking., transportation and sexual exploitation. With these materials they attend local schools, causing awareness of the seriousness of the problem by their peers.
Police officials provide information on the assistance, which state institutions provide.
V 4-daily training in forum theater young people are trained to stage various cases of trafficking in women. In the discussions, who follow the performances the spectators are provoked to realize the exceptional importance of the personal decision for the development of the critical situation.
The participants present the created theatrical performances to their classmates, parents, teachers and representatives of local authorities.Building youth units, conducting prevention of trafficking through attractive theatrical methods in Blagoevgrad, Kyustendil and Dupnitsa With the support of the Balkan Trust for Democracy Where? In the cities of Blagoevgrad, Dupnitsa and Kyustendil When? 1 October, 2008 – 30 June, 2009 What? Young participants and their leaders are provided with thematic videos and trained to lead a discussion …
5 daily training of students for the application of art techniques when working with children with SEN2008
conducted within a project Art Social Center
With the support of NGO Support Fund-Bulgaria
time 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 7.30-
breakfast breakfast breakfast breakfast 09.30-
Working with fairy tales
free time free time free time free time 11.30-
2session Dating games 2ra session
Games for younger children
and children with intellectual disabilities
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch 14.30-
free. time free. time free. time DEPARTURE 16.00-
Detection. Dating games.
free time free time free time 18.00-
dinner dinner dinner dinner 21.00- Role games Role games Associations
5 daily training of students for the application of art techniques when working with children with SENheld within the project "Art Social Center" With the support of the Fund for Support of NGOs-Bulgaria hour 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 7.30- 09.30 breakfast breakfast breakfast breakfast 09.30- 11.00 1session Energy games 1st session Theater games 1st session Working with fairy tales 1st session Sculptors 10.00- 11.30 Mr. "Flower" arrives in his spare time …
Youth Network of Citizens of Europe Theater and Discussion Clubs - 22008-2009
Expanding and strengthening the network. Training of young coaches in forum theater
With the support of Trust for civil society in CEE
In the cities of Zlatograd, Gotse Delchev, Blagoevgrad, Veliko Tarnovo, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Targovishte, Sofia
1 April, 2008 – 30 June, 2009
The aim of the second phase of the project is to expand the established network and create potential for sustainability. On the one hand, the number of clubs has increased, on the other hand, the knowledge and skills of some of the first participants in the forum were deepened, so that in the future they themselves will be trainers in forum theater, able to prepare new entrants for clubs.
Training on 42 young people for trainers of their peers in forum theater
Building new youth theater and discussion clubs in each of the cities with the direct assistance of trained volunteers
Creating and presenting theatrical performances on the most exciting local youth issues, motivating her to actively participate in resolving them
19they are a theater-discussion club have more than 150 representation in front of more than 8 000 young people in their native places and throughout the country. They make websites. Print information materials. They win a lot of fans. Their work is promoted by the local media. They receive proposals for inclusion in the projects of other non-governmental organizations.
On 26, 27, 28 June, 2009 g., all youth clubs gathered in Sofia for the second edition of Agora - festival for youth social theater. 250 boys and girls joined the final stage of the project. On the stage of "Slavic talk" in the center of Sofia of young actors, aged from 13 to 25, carried out 19 forum theatrical performances, created on the basis of real, experienced stories. They encouraged the audience to be a participant in the show and to join in with ideas for solving the problems on stage.. And the problems are many: lack of communication with parents, domestic violence, aggression at school, social indifference, ecology, corruption… Openness in the way, by which young people share and discuss their problems captivates the audience. Come and see, and if you decide - play it! Theater Forum gives the audience a unique chance to try different patterns of behavior in a safe environment. Young people learn to be socially active and to assert their beliefs in realistic situations.
From the media:
Fury and adrenaline between the slaps
Young people resolve conflicts like in a game
From the 26th to the 28th of June over 150 young people from all over Bulgaria will gather in Sofia, to take part in the second national festival of the social theater "AGORA". The festival will be a real art marathon, since within 3 days on the stage of the community center “Slavic Conversation” as many as nineteen forum theatrical performances will be shown in the capital. The youth, aged from 13 to 25 years, will look with the help of the audience for alternative ways to solve their daily problems. Domestic violence, aggression at school, ecology and human relationships are some of the most common topics, developed into performances based on real events, experienced by the participants in the theatrical discussion groups. Rage, "Adrenaline" and "Between the slaps" are the titles of three of the nineteen performances, which will represent the young Bulgarians from Sofia, Blagoevgrad, Gotse Delchev, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Veliko Tarnovo, Targovishte and Zlatograd.
The festival “AGORA” is the final activity of the second phase of the project "Citizens of Europe",
realized by Flower Theater and funded by The Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe. Under this project the team of Flower Theater train over 40 youth leaders, to promote the techniques of forum theater and to create new theater-discussion clubs in their cities. Because of the noble and positive influence, which this type of social theater has on the audience and its participants, project manager Tsvete Yaneva was awarded a prize for Inspirational leader of the ceremony for awarding the first in Bulgaria awards for personal development "Essence", which took place on June 14 in Modern Theater in Sofia.
The second festival of the youth social theater “AGORA” will open on June 26 with a press conference and a round table beginning 14:00 in the hall of the community center "Slavic Conversation" on the street. G.S. Rakovski 127.Expanding and strengthening the network. Training of young coaches in forum theater With the support of the Trust for Civil Society in CEE Where? In the cities of Zlatograd, Gotse Delchev, Blagoevgrad, Veliko Tarnovo, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Targovishte, Sofia When? 1 April, 2008 – 30 June, 2009 What? The aim of the second phase of the project is to expand the established network and create …