F(orum)IGHT THE(atre) DISCRIMINATION!
Start date: 15 Jun 2012,
Training course “F(orum)IGHT THE(atre) DISCRIMINATION!” organized by Educational centre from Leskovac, as the hosting organization, in cooperation with Colectivo provincial de Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Transexuales de Granada – Granada, Spain; Association Migration Solidarité et Echanges pour le Développement – Strasbourg, France; Angeus Silesius House - Wroclaw, Poland; Hi neighbor - Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Centre for intercultural dialogue - Kumanovo, FYROM will be held from 6th to 16th August 2012. on Vlasina lake (Serbia). The main goal of the project is to contribute to the process of reduction of discriminative behavior at European level through the use of the technique of the theatre of the oppressed – forum theatre. This entails greater respect of diversity, promotion of mutual understanding and tolerance, especially between youth, and as ultimate goal contribution to the process of creating inclusive society which provides equal opportunities for all. Training is designed to bring together 24 young people from 6 different countries who will at the beginning be introduced with all themes which can facilitate better understanding of the concept of discrimination, and later they will create scenes in which will be shown this negative social phenomenon. Process of work in forum theatre is going through following stages: introducing with methods and techniques of transferring knowledge using the theatre, creating the performance with forum theatre features and performing the plays. Workshops are designed on that way that they include games, exercises, techniques which are used in group work, psychodrama and techniques which are specially developed for the theatre of the oppressed. Participants of training course will also have opportunity to participate in “Travelling caravan of activism” which will visit 4 cities in southern Serbia. Caravan is planned for 11th August, day before International day of youth.
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