“What a wonderful world” – youth exchange Tarnobrzeg Poland / 06-18.07.2013

de Cezara Popescu


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      “What a wonderful world” este proiectul intercultural in care problemele societatii de azi, mai exact cele legate de mediul inconjurator, s-au mutat pe scena. Poate va intrebati cum. Ei bine, cei 21 de participanti din cele trei tari partenere ( Romania, Polonia si Franta), au creat in jurul cuvantului “ecologie” un adevarat spectacol de teatru. Pentru a fi insa pregatiti sa construiasca un spectacol de la temelie, tinerii au inceput prin a intelege acest fenomen: ECOLOGIA. Asa ca timp de doua saptamani acestia au luat pulsul mediului inconjurator.

        Si cum poti simti mai bine ce se intampla in jurul tau decat luand la picior fiecare carare din orasul Tarnobrzeg? Gazdele foarte primitoare ne-au condus prin tot orasul aratandu-ne atractiile locale dar si punctele utile pentru noi deoarece locatiile in care s-a intamplat totul ( locul in care am dormit, cel in care am luat micul dejun, cel in care serveam pranzul si cina, dar si locul unde aveau loc activitatile) erau amplasate in diferite puncte ale orasului.Mai mult, am vizitat si imprejurimile. Orasul Sandomierz este un oras turistic, incarcat de istorie. Si acest lucru ne-a fost detaliat si la muzeul de istorie, un muzeu cu adevarat special. De ce? Pentru ca este interactiv: poti imbraca armurile, poti invata sa manuiesti diferitele arme ale vremurilor trecute. Bineinteles, ghidul a fost un adevarat personaj, creand un spectacol veritabil. In aceeasi zi, am avut parte si de o plimbare superba cu vaporasul pe Vistula. Intr-o alta zi, am vizitat o gradina botanica magnifica.Un parc natural unde intalneai salbaticia din varf de munte, dar si stufarisul des din delta. In plus, diferiti designeri aveau acolo expuse lucrarile, de exemplu:gradini pop art sau retro. Si aceasta nu este ultima excursie, ne-am plimbat cu barca si pe lacul Tarnobrzeskie. O plimbare plina de aventura, cu multa adrenalina. As mai putea sa va povestesc despre o alta activitate plina de adrenalina: in Polonia, am invatat sa tragem cu pusca( pentru a intelege vanatoare trebuie sa treci si de acest pas).

Acum ar fi cazul sa revenim la atelierele de lucru. Modul in care am lucrat ne-a ajutat sa ne apropiem sis a legam prietenii. Lucrand in grupuri mici ( s-au format patru grupuri in final) fiecare participant a putut sa isi puna amprenta asupra spectacolului. Fiecare grup a pragatit o mini piesa de teatru care a fost integrata in spectacolul final. Si nu va ganditi la acele piese de teatru clasice, ganditi-va la cele mai variate forme: pantomima, parodie, teatru de umbre, dans, capoeira. Toate acestea au facut ca spectacolul sa fie in final savuros.  Ce ne-a pus la incercare mai mult decat scenariul, a fost crearea decorurilor si folosirea aparaturilor profesionale de lumini si sunet. Practic, pe langa teatru am invatat si lucruri legate de media. Cat priveste decorul, am invatat sa facem origami, am invatat sa reciclam lucruri, am facut haine din ziare, barci din hartie si pe langa toate, cu putina imaginatie oamenii s-au transformat in copaci.

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Cum spuneam mai devreme, am construit spectacolul de la temelie. Cu multa imaginatie si munca am creat un spectacol de o ora, in care toti am daruit tot, in care uneori s-a improvizat ( cum ar fi cantatul la tobe africane), dar care in final ne-a facut sa ne simtitm adevarati artisti. Poate gazdele au contribuit la acest sentiment, cand pe scena, in fata unei sali pline, ne-a felicitat si ne-a oferit mici cadouri.

Nu putem sa vorbim insa de un schimb intercultural, daca nu vorbim de serile interculturale. Seri in care am invatat despre cultura fiecarei tari, in care am dansat si am mancat bucate traditionale. Seara roamaneasca a fost un success, iar mancarea romaneasca a fost mai apreciata ca niciodata. Zacusca este de acum si reteta oficiala in Polonia, precum si papanasii pe care i-am gatit acolo.

Cat despre activitatile din afara programului, pot spune ca ne-au unit si ne-au facut sa ne simtim ca intr-o familie. Serile la billiard, la film dar si posibilitatea de a avea o discoteca doar pentru noi au fost micile placeri la finalul unei zile pline.

As vrea sa mai spun ca m-as intoarce oricand pe meleagurile poloneze, unde am trait atat de intens si de frumos timp de doua saptamani!

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“What a wonderful world” is the intercultural project in which actual social issues, more precisely those related to environment, moved on stage. Perhaps you’re wondering how. Well, the 21 participants coming from the three partner countries (Romania, Poland and France) created a genuine theater performance around the word “ecology”. However, in order to be ready to put up a show from the foundation, the youngsters started by understanding this phenomena: ECOLOGY. Thus, for a fortnight they took the pulse of the environment.

  And how can you sense what is going on around yourself better than walking all over Tarnobrzeg? The ever so welcoming hosts guided us throughout the city, showing us the local entertainment facilities but also the useful points for us because the locations where everything took place (the place where we’ve slept, the location where we’ve had breakfast, the one where we’ve had lunch and dinner but also the place for the activities) were in different locations of the city. Even more, we visited the surroundings. Sandormiez is a tourist town, full of history. This was also confirmed at the history museum, a special museum indeed. Why? Because it is interactive: you can put on armors, you can learn how to handle various types of weapons from the past. Of course, the guide was a real character, putting up a veritable performance. In the same day, we enjoyed an unearthly boat ride on Vistula. On another day, we visited a magnificent botanical garden – a natural park where you can meet the wildness from a peak of mountain as well as the reeds from the delta. Moreover, different designers have exposed there pieces of their work: pop art or retro gardens. And this was not the last trip! We also went on a boat ride on the lake Tarnobrzeskie. A ride imbued with adventure and a lot of adrenaline! I could tell you about another adrenaline rushing activity: in Poland, we learned to shoot a rifle (in order to understand hunting, you need to take this step).

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Now it would be appropriate to return to the workshops. The way we worked has helped us to get closer and to make friends with each other. Working in small groups (eventually we formed 4 groups) each participant was given the opportunity to put his mark on the show. Each group prepared a mini play that was integrated into the final show. Now, do not think of those classic plays, think of the most varied forms of show: mime, parody, Shadow Theater, dance, capoeira. All of these made the show a savory one. What put us to test more than the script was creating the sets and using the professional equipment such as the lighting and the sound. Basically, besides becoming accustomed to the theater, we learnt about the media. As for decor, we learned to make origami, we learned to recycle things, we made clothes and out of newspapers, paper boats and besides all, with a little imagination, people have turned into trees. Like I said earlier, we built the show from the ground. With a lot of imagination and lots of hard work, we have created an hour long show, in which we all gave everything. They sometimes improvised (such as playing the African drums), but it finally made ​​us we feel like real artists. Maybe the hosts contributed to this feeling, when on stage, in front of a full room, congratulated us and gave us small gifts. However, we cannot talk about an intercultural exchange without bringing up the intercultural evenings. Evenings when we learned about the culture of each country, in which we danced and ate traditional dishes. Romanian evening was a success and the Romanian food was more appreciated than ever. Vegetable stew recipe is now an official polish dish, as well as the papanașii that we cooked there.

      As for activities outside the program, I can say that we were united and it has made ​​us feel like a family. Evenings at billiards, at the movies, evening where we could have a disco only for us, were the little pleasures at the end of a busy day.

       I would like to say that I would go back anytime Polish lands, where I lived so intensely and beautifully for two weeks!

 

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