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Drama - practical project descriptions for drama workers

Drama - practical project descriptions for drama workers



Jouni Piekkari

Jouni Piekkari

Centre for Extensions studies
University of Turku



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    • DRAMA - a WAY to Social Inclusion Practical project descriptions for drama workers
    • Drama – a second chance to learn
    • Introduction
    • What is Drama Way? We wanted to: •share insights to work with young people •promote social inclusion of youth •create networks and visibility of drama work •develop new innovations of participatory drama •identify locally important themes •initiate small scale pilot drama projects The glimpses that you see here are from: • Drama Way mini-projects • Drama Way national workshops and final seminar • from other projects of the Drama Way European team members - previous or current
    • Reasons and methods
    • Why do we use drama as an alternative tool for learning? •Play is an essential element of human life •Chance to ”play seriously” through drama • An alternative method to combat learning difficulties •Through its holistic approach drama can sometimes have profound impact for self-esteem •A tool for empowerment and social inclusion • drama is learning together – in a social context •Participatory drama is active creating of meanings and understanding – not passive learning
    • in more detail available as a Power Point at www.tkk.utu.fi/dramaway/ Some Genres of applied and interactive drama The minister landing with his helicopter in the Middle of starving villagers after a destructive super cyclone Natya Chetana Theatre, Bhubaneswar, India Theatre-for-Awareness / Theatre-for-Development
    • CUCUFATE ’96 Directed by Luis Cruz, Portugal
    • Cucufate’ 96 •Celebratory drama •Site-Specific theatre •Drama, myths and ritual forms
    • Projects in the four countries
    • Estonia
    • Visits at Tallin’s Center for the Children at Risk
    • Youngsters exchanging drama games with the European Drama Way people
    • Forum theatre on TV youth program “The Fist” The young Harrasser-in-role, Interviewed in the studio (left) A young woman Harrassed at the bus stop (above) Estonian youngsters made interactive theatre On TV about important themes of their society
    • SPARTACUS social theatre festival Participants improvise images of school violence (Above) Problems with the teachers, whose mentality is still from the Soviet times (Right)
    • Role-playing traditional wedding at Hiiumaa Island
    • Spain Catalonia
    • Clowns campaign for clean clothes
    • Clean Cloth Clowns at their home base - Interactive performance at Third World Solidarity organisation SETEM, Barcelona (right) Spanish-Portuguese Co-operation of clowns in Estonia: Fair trade education by David and Marco (left) Are your clothes contaminated by injustice?
    • Project coordinator David Martínez, Teatro LaNaveva
    • Prision ”La Modelo”, Barcelona, Catalonia ris on P a in r am D Uncovering the conflict. Prisoners exploring decisions through drama
    • h omenter otTheatre C a’eTdent P ep n d In Barc elona in R aval,
    • School for parents Click image for video clip! A forum theatre Performance for the children and their parents In a school with high percentage of immigrant families Directed by Jordi Forcadas Pablito is an immigrant boy in a new country where Nobody Plays football – only TRIPILINGI!
    • Other projects by Pa’Tothom: •Sessions of interactive theatre •Invisible theatre with the immigrant youth •Theatre project with the immigrant children of Raval
    • Portugal
    • BA AL 17
    • Interactive class Learning about drama literature
    • Youth & job – Equality of rights A forum theatre performance by Young unempolyed of rural Portugal in Serpa Directed by Marco Ferreira, BAAL 17 theatre group
    • Sonho de Amanda - Amanda´s Dream A young lady from Alentejo volunteers to help organising A village festival In her home village, but the mayor puts down her ideas and refuses to give funding for the project. A forum theatre demo performance realised by BAAL 17 theatre group in Drama Way workshop in Serpa, Portugal
    • Finland
    • Vapaa pudotus – Free fall participatory drama for drug prevention
    • How to use imaginary photographs as a starting point to drama stories? Photos as therapy Photo as a step to drama
    • From the photos to drama – Moods from the Barcelona workshop
    • Art, educators and the communities -A participatory approach in more detail available as a Power Point at www.tkk.utu.fi/dramaway/ A seasonal mask carneval started up a participatory planning project in a housing area in Nokia, Finland
    • SAMPOCAK Finnish folk myths & Balinese Trance rhythms
    • Sampocak thrills the participants of International seminar of Drama Way in Turku
    • KULLERVO Social Exclusion of youth in the mythology A wandering drama process in the Vuohensaari Island in Salo, Finland
    • New York, New York. Parents making choices about their careers and children A process drama pretext An advertisement of an imaginary town ”Meadows” made by the workshop participants in Drama Way in Salo, Finland
    • ALEKSI How do I know someone is using drugs? Aleksi´s class mates get a permission to organise the most amazing school party of all times. However, Aleksi causes unexpected trouble to his class mates. How do they handle the situation? Should they ask for help? From whom? Role-on-the-Wall from A process drama pretext
    • The End
    • Photos by: Paulo Chaves, Tarja Ervasti , Marco Ferreira, Ulla Halkola, Leena Jokinen, Titi Lillqvist, Jouni Piekkari,, and Drama Way team
    • The book & more resources available for free at: www.tkk.utu.fi/dramaway