Join us for the Still I Rise Smashing Times Theatre for Change European Symposium and Performance at Smock Alley Theatre, Main Space, Dublin. This event brings together Irish and international artists, professionals and guest speakers to explore the role of the creative arts to promote anti-racism, gender equality and diversity in adult education and is open to artists, educators and the general public.
The international guest speaker is Dijana Milošević, an award winning theatre director, writer and lecturer and Artistic Director of DAH Theatre, Serbia and the Irish guest speakers are John Scott, Artistic Director, Irish Modern Dance Theatre; Mary Moynihan, theatre and film maker and Artistic Director, Smashing Times; Mary Duffin, theatre maker, screenwriter and Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner and Shane O’ Curry, Director, ENAR Ireland.
The symposium features a performance of Still I Rise made up of Mary Elmes (from The Woman is Present: Women’s Stories of WWII by Mary Moynihan, Fiona Thompson and Paul Kennedy).
The symposium culminates in the launch of a collaboratively designed Drama for Change Curriculum and Toolbox of Resources with research and video demonstrations on how to conduct theatre games and exercises. The new curriculum will be made available on-line in digital format, to provide adult educators with the skills necessary to work with adult learners through a creative medium in order to promote anti-racism, gender equality and diversity.
The symposium is held as part of Drama for Change, a three-year partnership project that runs from 2014 to 2017 with five European partners from Ireland, Germany, Bulgaria, Spain and the Netherlands. The project uses creative methods to develop a new training curriculum for adult educators using the arts to promote anti-racism, equality and diversity and is funded by Erasmus+. The five European partner organisations are: Smashing Times Theatre Company, Ireland - Coordinating Partner; Instituto de Formacion y Estudios Sociales (IFES), Valencia, Spain, www.ifes.es; Pressure Line Visual and Creative Communications, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, www.pressureline.nl; Sprachinstitut dialogue, Lindau, Germany, www.dialoge.com/en/; KU TU Ltd, Sofia, Bulgaria, www.kutu-bg.eu/gb/home.
For more information and group bookings contact Freda Manweiler, Company Manager, Tel: + 353 (0) 1 865 6613 Tel: + 353 (0) 87 221 4245. Email: email@example.com.
You can register in the following link to attend the webinar: Still I Rise, European Symposium and Performance exploring anti-racism, gender equality and diversity.
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1. Demonstrate a working vocabulary of drama facilitation theory and practise
2. Articulate the respective roles of participant and facilitator in the drama and learning process
3. Articulate an understanding of core practices and concepts in the area of drama facilitation and how it can be used to promote gender equality and anti-racism
4. Demonstrate core practices and concepts as applied to practical drama workshop facilitation