THEATER OF THE OPPRESSED The Theater of the Opressed (TOD) is a method developped the brasilian advisor, actor, director and pedagogue Augusto Boal in the 1960s. The Theater of the Oppressed is about the theater of oppressed social classes and about all oppressed people inside these social classes. The methods of the Theater of the Opressed are influenced by Bertolt Brechts epic theater and by The Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire. They contain some initial games for actors and non-actors: the journalistic theater, the rainbow of desire, the legislative theater, the invisible theater, the image theater and the forum theater – the most famous among them.They are aimed at transforming the observers into protagonists of the dramatic action and “through this transformation helping the observers to prepare real actions which lead them to their own liberation”. The Aesthetic Eduaction has been the last method developped by Augosto Boal. http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teatro_del_oprimido
PEACE CULTURE TRAININGS WITH YOUNG LEADERS SPONSORED BY SAVE THE CHILDREN Nicaragua, 2008 First workshops of the Theater of the Oppressed on the national scale. On this occasion we were instructing young leaders Ocotal, Totogalpa, Yalaguina, Somoto, Matagalpa, La Dalia, Ciudad Darío, Managua, León and Granada.Project of Save the Children about peace culture on the national scale, Nicaragua, 2008-2009
FIRST STAGE FORUM THEATER / COSUDE ACAHUALINCA, MANAGUA NICARAGUA 2010-2011 SUBJECT VIOLENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION EXERCISES AND TECHNICAL METHODS
DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROJECT FORUM THEATER There arise places of discussion about subjects that we are interested in, in that case environment The groups are divided in subassembly groups of discussion Each group makes a suggestion about the chosen subject The groups present their suggestions The trainer observes the different suggestions, corrects undesirable behavior, encourages positive behavior Only one screenplay is elaborated based on the best scenes of each presented play that constitute the final opus
GRADUATES OF ASART’S FIRST THEATER WORKSHOP IN NICARAGUA FUNDED BY COSUDE, 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Huuw2QTU8
Second period Theater of the Oppressed Acahualinca and Ciudad Sandino, sponsored by COSUDE in Nicaragua During this second period we wrote a script for the play, we recorded a special CD with music and we made the a stage design. The play was called BARRIO LIMPIO BARRIO SANO (CLEAN TOWNSHIP, HEALTHY TOWNSHIP). The children practiced and presented the play to the most polluted markets in Managua (Huembes, Mazoreo and Oriental). On these markets we presented the play in collaboration with sister organizations that provided us a place like INPRHU and Pan y Amor del Oriental. In addition we presented us in Ciudad Sandino and finished in the lecture hall of the University of Centralamerica. Children, teachers from Acahualinca and Ciudad Sandino participated. The message thrills the consciousness of children and adults from Managua. We will provide new trainings about how to handle garbage for the benefit and the development in the community. Using founds of DANIDA (Danish cooperation) we continued our work in the elementary school of Acahualinca where we currently provide artistic recycling workshops, construction with ecological bricks (handling of nonbiodegradable waste), agriculture and reforestation (handling of biodegradable waste) and muralism to leave behind the graved messages where everybody can see them and remember them.
First play of ASART: Barrio Limpio, Barrio Sano
HUEMBES MARKET ASART-COSUDE-INPRHU MARCH 2011
MAYOREO MARKET ASART-COSUDE-TIERRA DE HOMBRES March 2011
ORIENTAL MARKET ASART-COSUDE-PAN Y AMOR, MARCH 2011
PESENTATION CIUDAD SANDINO, ASART-COSUDE-FE Y ALEGRIA MARCH 2011
AULA MAGNA UCA, MANAGUA NICARAGUA, ASART-COSUDE FINAL PRESENTATION MARCH 29th 2011
LA DALIA , MATAGALPA, NICARAGUA, 2009 OTHER WORKSHOPS: IMAGE THEATER
Nursery-school teacher, La Dalia, Nicaragua 2009 Theater is an efficient way to communicate new values to people or groups of people. It is as well a tool for conflict resolution and for other methods that we use as Positive Inquiries and restaurative circels. Theater is the first phase that uses punctual organisation to wake up consciousness about subjects that impede the social development. Among others, it gives us the possibility to reprocuce situations that we live through every day. By representing these scenes we have the occasion to intervene as mediators, directors, trainers and to give alternative solutions for their problems.
PUPPET WORKSHOP FACILITATED BY THE FOUNDATION AMANECERES DE PANAMA AND ASART IN PAN Y AMOR SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL MARKET, MANAGUA NICARAGUA 2009
ARTISTIC RECYCLING WORKSHOPS NICARAGUA 2007, COMMUNITY IN MANAGUA
WORKSHOP FOR MOTHERS IN VIRGEN DE FATIMA SCHOOL IN CARTAGO, COSTA RICA 2010
PAINTING AND MURAL WORKSHOP, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF ACAHUALINCA, PROJECT DANIDA 2010-2011
WORKSHOP OF REUTILIZATION OF GARBAGE / ARTISTIC RECYCLING AND AGRICULTURE, ASART-DANIDA-ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF ACAHUALINCA, 2010-2011
PAINTING WORKSHOP PROJECT ASART-DANIDA 2010-2011
REFORESTATION Y AGRICULTURE ASART-DANIDA 2010-2011
LA DALIA, MATAGALPA, NICARAGUA, 2009
BATUCALATA PROJECT 2011 CONSTRUCTION OF A RECYCLED DRUM
RECYCLED DRUM, BATUCALATA PROJECT, JANUARY 2011
BENCH MADE WITH ECOLOGICAL BRICKS, COSTA RICA 2010
CONSTRUCTION OF A SUPPLY CENTER WITH ECOLOGICAL BRICKS IN THE ELEMANTARY SCHOOL OF ACAHUALINCA, 2010-2011, MANAGUA NICARAGUA, FINANCED BY DANIDA
LOMAS DEL RIO 2, PLAYGROUND, ASART-U VERITAS 2010
ART THERAPY WORKSHOP FOR ABUSED CHILDREN / SELF-PORTRAIT / 6-YEAR-OLD BOY, SEHLTER OF ESCAZU 2008 What cannot be seen at first sight… … can be seen with light effects in photoshop Since 2003 approximately 250 art workshop have come into being in shelters for minor abuse victims. Due to legal matters we cannot reveal their identity but we will be able to keep some of the results.
Shelter Escazu, 2006 Self-portraits of 6 and 7 year old children In these self-portraits we can detect characteristics that appear very often in drawings of abused children. Deformed or nonexistent extremities for exemple, as well as enourmous heads, empty eyes and the utilization of black.
We denounce aggresors when we have to face cases of abuse in school children like the following case in Los Lagos School, Liberia, 2006.
Alle these drawings are from the same child.
Workshop: Fortification of the self-esteem by the use of art and cooking Albergue Pavas, 2005 Accredited photography, hidden identities
SHELTER SAN GABRIEL DE DESAMPARADOS, 2005 Fotos autorizadas, identidades borradas
Daily newspaper, Costa Rica, Monday 15th of december, 2003 http://www.aldia.cr/ad_ee/2003/diciembre/16/sociedad1.html
La Prensa, Nicaragua, 1st of april 2008
Other references about ASART and me http://www2.prensalibre.cr/pl/abanico/24729-llenan-de-color-parque-el-progreso.html http://www.costarica.org/asart http://www.prensalibre.co.cr/2008/abril/05/nacionales15.php http://www-usa.laprensa.com.ni/archivo/2008/abril/01/suplementos/nosotras/spot/spot-20080331-1.shtml http://www.nacion.com/ln_ee/2008/marzo/04/opinion1448681.html http://www.redcultura.com/ http://www.alianzaportusderechos.org/leer.php/98 http://www.ilustracionydiseno.com/parque/parque.htm http://www.intel.com/CostaRica/prensa/16Mar_07.htm http://www.ticotimes.net/backissues/catalog/details.cfm?sa=true&codarticulo=638 http://www.prensalibre.co.cr/2006/diciembre/06/abanico01.php http://www.aldia.co.cr/ad_ee/2003/diciembre/16/sociedad1.html http://www.artstudiomagazine.com/especiales/arte-ninos-1.html http://www.sembrandomaravillas.com/31-webpdf/31semana.htm
Sculptural work ASART-OIJ: project of infantile disarming 2008-2011 At first a play was presented in this project. This play invited the children to replace their martial toys with colored pencils, notebooks and water colors. Many toy weapons but also real thrust weapons and firearms were recollected. We had to start doing something with the recollected toys and as a result we elaborated an enormous sculpture that refers to peace culture together with product design students of Veritas University. The work is called “Los niños y niñas de Costa Rica eligen la PAZ” (“The children of Costa Rica choose peace”). The sculpture is exposed in the permanent exhibition in the Museum of the children in San José, Costa Rica. We want to repeat this project in Nicaragua and we almost have obtained the founds to realize it.
TRAINING SCHOOL INSPECTOR OF MINED (Ministry of education), MANAGUA NICARAGUA, 2008
TRAINING OCOTAL INPRHU, NICARAGUA 2007
Training for sister organisations German Library, Managua, Nicaragua, 2008
TEACHER TRAINING PENNUD, GUATEMALA, FEBRUARY 2011
TRAINING FOR ART ADVISORS, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA 2010
AMUBRI FOUNDATION, BRIBRI, COSTA RICA 2010
FOUNDATION ESCUELA ESPECIAL CENTENO GUELL, SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA 2007
CHRISTMIS IN TIQUICIA SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA DECEMBER 2008
CHRISTMAS TIBAS, SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA, DECEMBER 2004 SPONSORED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON TWO YEARS IN A ROW
LEADERSHIP CAMP SAN RAMON, QUINTOS AÑOS, 2007
ASART WEB PAGES WWW.ASART-CA.ORG http://www.facebook.com/pages/Asociacion-Artistica-para-Niños-ASART/ http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=168521228008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRYMpK2qFEg