Drums for Peace meeting 2007, in Wales 8-12 oct 2007

 

  de la Cristina Negut, membru al boardului A.C.T.O.R.:  

 Drums for Peace network – s-a intalnit din nou in

Conway

Wales

 Bunii mei ACTORI
Am trait pentru aproape o saptamana – 8-12 octombrie 2007- un eveniment energizant si plin de invataturi, alaturi de fascinanti danezi, scotieni, francezi, estonieni, lituanieni, portughezi, galezi, alaturi acum  intr-un oras verde si pietros! Am avut privilegiul de a fi parte a echipei Romaniei, in calitatea mea de membru al boardului ACTOR.  …spun energizant si ma gandesc la intensitatea trairilor ce nu aveau nationalitate, ci doar substanta,…spun plin de invataturi, pentru ca alaturi de Eugenia si Stefanita fiecare eveniment se incarca de intelesuri noi.  Drums for Peace este un proiect cu ceva traditie in lume, inceput undeva in 2001, el si-a propus sa aduca impreuna tineri, formatori de tineri si artisti din diferite tari. Foloseste creativ arta pentru a stimula tinerii dezavantajati sau care traverseaza o perioada vulnerabila in viata lor, sa-si asume responsabilitati si sa socializeze. 
 Dupa o zi lunga pe drum, doi ochi albastri ai viitorului nostru moderator aveau sa ne intampine in aeroportul din

Manchester. O actrita spaniola spumoasa ce traia in Scotia avea sa ma imbratiseze cu mare caldura si sa-nceapa a intreba ce fac copii, cum s-au intors de la castel…au fost urmariti de vreo fantoma?, deodata o mana intinsa cordial din partea unui estonian mare cat un urs m-a trezit, …o noua imbratisare ametindu-ma cu multe vorbe rrr-ite mi-a adus in fata un personaj insolit cu haine kaki, cercei peste tot si un zambet de copil, o portugheza mica cu ochii vii si scotocitori ce traia in Franta, ma sarutat cu caldura…era un val de oameni ce se purtau cu mine de parca m-ar fi cunoscut de cand lumea… eram imbatata de entuziasmul lor.  In dimineata urmatoare am inteles mai bine: cu totii ii cunosteau direct sau de a colegii lor de organizatie pe Eugenia si Stefanita…cunoasteau ACTORul, poate chiar mai bine ca mine…caci va cunosteau si pe voi, tineri care ati facut cinste organizatiei si tarii acesteia.  Am trait bucuria cand, pana la sfarsitul acestei intalniri relatiile noastre au continuat sa se dezvolte, sa gandim noi oportunitati de schimburi, de teme, de obiective. Acesta a fost de fapt rostul intalnirii. Revederea membrilor retelei pentru a reconstrui impreuna proiecte pentru 2008, chiar 2009.  Nu ne veti gasi in documentele originale…dar ce frumosi sunteti voi copii in toate filmele, pozele si gandurile celor prezenti, in proiectele Drums for Peace! Sarcina grea…a fost sa urci pe val…si si mai provocatoare sa ramaii acolo!  Ochii tuturor la cuvantul de incheiere au vorbit Romaniei, angajamente interesante si proiecte vorbind despre traditii apuse ale teatrului de papusi, interrelationari cu comunitati rurale…proiecte de training si schimburi de tineret…toate isi doresc Romania prezenta Si de fapt, am sa va spun o poveste care va va introduce mai aproape atmosfera de la

Conway… “Cu mulţi ani în urmă, 3 soldaţi înfometaţi şi obosiţi de atâtea lupte, au ajuns într-un mic sătuc. Ţăranii de aici abia supravieţuiau de la o zi la alta ca urmare a unei recolte sărace şi a multor ani de război. S-au adunat repede în piaţa satului să-i întâmpine pe soldaţi însă au făcut-o cu mâna goală. Au început să se plângă că nu le-a mai rămas nimic şi că sunt muritori de foame. Soldaţii au schimbat repede între ei câteva vorbe. Apoi s-au întors către bătrânii satului. Primul soldat le-a spus: “Pământul vostru sărăcit v-a lăsat fără nimic de oferit, dar vă vom împărtăşi noi din puţinul pe care îl avem,  secretul cu ajutorul căruia poţi face supă din pietre.” Bineînţeles că ţăranii au fost intrigaţi de spusele soldatului. Au aprins focul şi au pus cel mai mare vas cu apă la fiert. Soldaţii au aruncat în apă trei pietricele. 

“Aceasta va fi o supă foarte bună”, zise al doilea soldat, “dar …un pic de sare ar face-o minunată”. În acel moment, o ţărancă s-a ridicat şi a spus  “Ce noroc! Tocmai mi-am amintit unde a mai rămas un pic de sare.” S-a întors repede şi a mai adus intr-un şorţ de bucătărie, un pătrunjel şi o gulie. În timp ce acestea au fost puse la fiert şi altor ţărani li s-a mai împrospătat memoria. În curând, în oală au fost puse cartofi, morcovi, carne de vacă şi smântână. Până să fie gata supa, a mai apărut şi o sticlă de vin.Tot satul alături de cei trei soldaţi s-au pus să se ospăteze. Au mâncat, au dansat, au cântat până târziu în noapte, cum nu s-a mai întâmplat de mult. Dimineaţa când cei trei soldaţi s-au trezit, toţi sătenii stăteau în faţa lor. La picioare aveau pus un rucsac cu cea mai bună pâine şi brânză. “Ne-aţi împărtăşit un mare secret, acela de a face supă din pietre şi pentru aceasta nu vă vom uita”, a spus un ţăran soldaţilor. Auzind acestea, al treilea soldat s-a întors către mulţime şi a spus: “Nu e nici un secret. E numai un lucru ce rămâne mereu adevărat: Doar împărţind poţi face o mare sărbătoare.”   

 Acum intelegeti ca si mine…de ce toti isi doresc

Romania

aproape?…pentru ca am facut dintr-o banala sedinta…o sarbatoare a sinceritatii si devotamentului pentru credintele adevarate.  Succes pe mai departe si va multumesc pentru ca mi-ati oferit asa o sansa sa va cunosc munca. Imi vin in minte primele intalniri cu Eugenia, cand Constantin devenea program ale ACTOR, cand EVS se pornea…Multumesc pentru ca suntem inca alaturi…in aceasta lume a nebuniei noului, ce aroma inmiresmeaza vinul acesta vechi al relatiilor noastre…?!

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Drums for Peace network – meet again in

Conway

Wales 

   Dearest ACTOR’s,  
 For almost a week – October 8-12- I was lived an energizing and full of learning event, near to fascinating Danishes, Scottish, Frances, Estonians Lithuanians, Portuguese, Wales, together now, into a green and stones town! I have the privilege to be part of the Romanian Team, like board member of ACTOR.  
 …I tell you energizing and I’m thinking to the intensity of the feelings that haven’t nationalities, just substance,…I tell you full of learning, because so close to Eugenia and Stefanita every event will be filled with new understandings, undoubting.  
  Drums for Peace are a project with some tradition in the world wide. Started somewhere in 2001, brings young people, youth workers and artists from different countries together. It uses creative arts to engage young people and ensure the inclusion of those that are disadvantaged and vulnerable.   

After a long day of traveling, two blue eyes of our future moderator will smile a large welcome to me in the

Manchester airport. A Spanish actor how lives in Scotland will warmly embarrasses me and in the very next minute started to ask about “ACTOR’s children”, How did they arrived from the castle …Did they was followed by a ghost through home?, suddenly a big and nice Estonian was wake me with his very cordially hand offered, …a new embrace will come to me from an unaccustomed character with lot of piercing and a fascinating smile …a big child speaking French and living in Estonia, o small Portuguese with vivant eyes who lives in France was giving me a warm kiss…It was a wave of people that meet with me at the first time that they have knowing me since the begins of the world … I was charged with emotion, drank of their enthusiasm .   In the next morning I received a better understanding: all of them was meet before for several times during the years with Eugenia & Stefanita, others was knowing young people from ACTOR… they embrace in fact, the ACTOR, I have the feeling that they know better than me …because they know you young volunteers, those how does you credit the association and the country.  

I have the feeling of joy till the end of the meeting when our relationship was continued to grow and developed. Our thoughts, our discussion, our conflict of ideas, everything from the morning in the evenings, from the conference room through the garden means thinking new opportunities of exchange, themes of projects, smart objectives for the future. That was in fact the meaning of the reunion of the network: meeting the members for the reconstruction of the exchanges for 2008, even for 2009, for giving birth new projects between was in fact 
 You will never find us in the official documents from the beginning of the network…but who wonderful you are young people from ACTOR in the all films, photos and thoughtsof the people presents in the Drums for Peace projects! Hard task…was to climb on the top the wave …and will be the most challenging to stay there with honor!  
  All the eyes at the closure time were spoken Romanians friendly …with confidence. Starting with interesting agreements and projects speaking about old puppetry theatre heritage through the desired relationships into small rural or urban communities…projects of training and sharing experience between youth…all wish Romania to be present!  
  If I can put a story over this event, which will be like this:   “Long time ago, 3 hungry and tired soldiers, coming after a long war; they arrived in a small village. The farmers hardly lives from the day to another, because the harvest was so poor and the battles so long.  They arrived soon in the place of the village to say welcome the soldiers, but they come with the empty hands. Was starting to cry that they nothing left and they are starved, can’t give them anything.  
 The soldiers change few words between them. Turn through the old man of the village and the first soldier said:  “Your weak land lat you with nothing of offered, but we will share with you our few that we posed, the secret of cooking the rock soup.  
 Of course, the village people was amased by that words, but they start the fire and putted over the big pot. The soldiers was droping the 3 little rocks inside.  “That will be the best soup in the world”, said the second, “but …a bit of salt will transform it in something very tasted”. In that moment a peasant woman was raised and said “what luck! I just remembered that left me a bit at home!” She return quicly and brought with her a parsley and a kohlrabi 
. During the boiling of these also to other peasants was bringing back the memory …Soon in the pot was trough potatoes, carrots, beef meat and even cream. Until the end of cooking a wine bottle coming up.  
The hole village near to the 3 soldiers treated themselfs. They was eating, dancing, singing till the middle of the night, like that didn’t happend from long time ago. 
In the morning, when the 3 soldiers was waking up, all the village stay in front of them. At their feet soldiers was received a rucsac with the best bread and cheese.  
 “You share the Big secret, to make a soup from the rocks and for that will not forget you!”, an old peasant said.  Hearing these, the third soldiers turn to the people and spoke: “It isn’t any secret. It’s a think that remains forever a Truth: Just sharing can do a great celebration!”       
Now, I hope I bring you my understanding about what happened in Conway…understanding why everybody wish Romania like partners…because together we celebrate sincerity and devotion for real faith.   
 Good luck in the future and a big Thank you for offering me that chance to precious your work.   The first meeting with Eugenia was pop-up in my head now, time when Constantin became A.C.T.O.R.’s program, time when EVS was so far way …Thank you for being still together…in that world mad after newest… What aroma perfumed the old wine of our relationship?!

            

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