Shadow Theater – Grundtvig Workshop – 18/11 – 24/11/2012 / Codlea Romania: call for participants

A.C.T.O.R. is looking for participants to the: Shadow Theater – Grundtvig Workshop – 18/11 – 24/11/2012 / Codlea Romania

Subject area:  Teaching basic skills for adult learners; Artistic education; Cultural topics ; Basic skills / key competences for adult learners; Intercultural education; Learning opportunities for people at risk of social marginalization

Working language(s): English

Target Group: Adult learners, teachers, youth workers and people involved in social assistance works, parents and grandparents

Main activities Programme:  Shadow Theatre workshop will use the part of puppetry focused on animating different objects’ shadows art- to develop the visual and nonverbal communication abilities and competences of the people working in intercultural context, with children or disabled people- educators, youth workers, animators and social assistants, parents, grandparents but also elderly persons. The learners will understand how to use the power of image succession and all kinds of light and shadow effects to express ideas, feelings, and to communicate them to other people inside of their own families or for different kind of community (ex. Kindergarten children, disabled people, social problems groups or inter ethnic communities). The workshop plans showing that shadow theatre is a very cheap but extremely creative art form with a powerful impact for the audience (even is for one child or hundred). The workshop leader, Eugenia BARBU, is actress and puppeteer in Tandarica Theatre since 1992, and trainer in European projects since 2008. She has a lot of experience in this field. The program includes workshop activities, intercultural events, meeting with local community and, of course, few hours of free time.

– the movies of the previous  ACTOR’s Grundtvig  workshops to:

– shadow theatre workshop with Romanian theachers:

The trainer of this workshop – Eugenia Barbu graduated The University of Theatre and Cinema from Bucharest –actor -puppet theatre director section, in 1994, then earned a master in 2000 at the same university multimedia animation film. Since 1992, she has been an actress at Tandarica Theatre Bucharest, where she played leading roles in over 20 shows and has participated in many successful tours in the whole world. All the professional experience has been applied in projects meant for disadvantaged target groups (social or geographical disadvantaged children, or sick ones, or youngsters with all sorts of problems). Through Eugenia, A.C.T.O.R. and Tandarica Theatre have developed a partnership through which the art of puppetry is valorised and in social projects or expanded in European context. So, we will focus to present more puppetry techniques- showing the real puppets and demonstrating the manipulation ways. For this we will ask from Tandarica Theatre some support using the big collection of puppets from old famous performances. Also from theatre we will have a big collection of movies with performances of the greatest shadow theatre performances of the world

 Daily activities:

Learning  day 1: Introduction; knowing each other; team building Ice breaking and names games Short shadow theatre history ; Discovering expressivity of shadows; Intercultural evening 1 ;Presentation of the food, music, dances from all participants’ countries

Learning  day 2: Team building exercices; Shadow theatre in my country;Express your ideas using the bodies shapes  in shadow; Express visual your ideas using the hands shapes in shadow; Intercultural evening 2

Learning  day 3: Telling the stories (nonverbal in visual language) just with shadows- Session 1; Shadow Animation of different materials; Intercultural evening 3

Learning  day 4: Telling the stories (nonverbal in visual language) just with shadows- Session 2; Making shadow performances

Learning day 5: Rehearsing the performance; Performance; The final evaluation

Workshop Organiser: A.C.T.O.R.- Cultural Association for Theatre and Origami in Romania

Workshop Reference number: 2011-1-RO1-GRU13-15115

Please send this application form fully completed and signed (page4)  until 20.09.2012

 The selection process:

If you want to apply you can download the application form here:

GRU_WS_2012_Learner_application_form Shadow theatre ACTOR

Between 07. 09 – 20.09.2012 we are open to receive your application documents (this application form and the CV-;  Deadline to receive the applications  is 20.09.2012, Between 20– 25.09.2011 we will make the selection. It is possible in this week to call you for short interviews. The result of the selection (10 European participants 2 Romanian participants and 10 reserves) will be published to the until 25.09.2012. After these dates we will start the preparation process.

We are looking forward for your applications… and good luck!

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