Theater/Show/Tanz/Film/Kleinkunst, Kurse/Seminare, Workshop
Theatre for Living Workshop with David Diamond
Beginn: 03.09.2017, 14:00 Uhr
Ende: 14.09.2017, 17:30 Uhr

Haus der Begegnung
Rennweg 12
6020 Innsbruck

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"Rainbow of Desire" and "Cops in the Head"

Workshop and public theatre evening

The five day Workshop engages deeply in the basics of Theatre for Living, which has grown from Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed. Participants learn how to facilitate "Cops in the Head" and "Rainbow of Desire" and reflect how to apply them in their own work. "Cops in the Head" and "Rainbow of Desire" are two techniques that were developed by Augusto Boal which use the symbolic language of theatre to identify, analyse and respond to internalized forms of oppression. Internal voices, desires and also fears often shape and determine our decisions in daily life. What are the dynamics at play here?

Reclaiming Hope from a culture of fear - an intimate evening of theatre… without a play -

After an introduction and some group building work in the afternoon we will begin with a public event (Sunday evening) where David Diamond will host a theatre evening. He will apply "Cops in the Head" live on stage to explore together with the audience how the fear of losing our economic prosperity in light of migration and political fragmentation affects the way we relate to one another. David Diamond will invite workshop participants and members of the audience on stage to foster a dialogue about these topics by linking personal experiences to current socio-political dynamics. The issues raised in this public theatre event will then be further explored in the course of the workshop.

 Participants will have the opportunity to understand both the mechanics and philosophy of these powerful exercises. This workshop is for people who want to implement the techniques in their respective work context and disciplines such as education, peace and conflict transformation, community building, theatre pedagogy, drama therapy, politics, and social and political activism.

Workshop language: English

Referent: David DIAMOND co-founded "Theatre for Living" (formerly known as Headlines Theatre) and lives in Vancouver (Canada). In the last 36 years David Diamond has facilitated Forum Theatre projects in Canada, the US, Australia, Namibia, Rawanda, Singapore, India and in many parts of Europe. He has received many cultural and human rights awards.

Beitrag: EUR 490,- (inklusive Mittagessen), EUR 420,- für Frühbucher bis 30. April 2017 (die ersten 10 Plätze). 
Regular Fee including organic and healthy lunch: 490.- Euros
Early Birds (first 10) pay 420.- Euros until April 30, 2017 

Anmeldung erforderlich bis Montag, 24. Juli 2017 / Registration until July 28, 2017 unter    

Von Sonntag, 03. September, 14:00 Uhr
bis Donnerstag, 07. September, 17:30 Uhr



Haus der Begegnung Bildungshaus der Diözese Innsbruck

Eine gemeinsame Veranstaltung mit SpecACT -Verein für soziales und politisches Theater und TfL - Theatre for Living Canada in Kooperation mit dem UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies der Universität Innsbruck. Gefördert durch die Kulturförderung des Landes...



Photo: David Cooper, 2009

In außergewöhnlichen finanziellen Umständen, gibt es die Möglichkeit einer Beitragsermäßigung / In extraordinary financial circumstances there is the possibility to participate on a reduced fee.

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