What we do: Content

of the workshops in nature and rural settings

In the course of our training, we repeatedly take up topics across workshops in order not to consider knowledge and actions in isolation. This approach enables both linear learning and non-linear deeper understanding. We will also use the methods we teach ourselves. We do this consciously and transparently in order to introduce another meta-learning level. To this end, we consider and research the field of participants in our training together.

Workshop 1  // July 6-9, 2022

Applied Theatre Methods, Group Dynamics & Facilitation

  • History and purpose of the discipline

  • Overview of forms and practices of participatory and socially engaged arts 

  • General introduction to the work and role of a facilitator

  • Facilitator vocabulary, Priming

  • Communication basics, systemic questions on the basis of non-violent communication 

  • Group dynamic, phases and influence on dynamics

  • Use of typologies

  • Find the right balance - allow a lot of free space vs. provide a lot of structure

  • Further development of wholeness in groups (every person shows him/herself as he/she is) 

  • Working with values 

  • Selecting the right methods, design the framework for processes, evaluate workshops and enable follow-ups

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Workshop 2 // August 24-27, 2022

Your own process and attitude as a facilitator

  • Your own process as a team coach and facilitator: Where do I stand, where do I want to be? Find and describe the personal meaning and purpose of this role

  • Your own body as a place of perception and wisdom: perceiving the outside inside, holding impressions, addressing impulses and working with them 

  • Recognize shadows (What I cannot support inside, I cannot support outside either. Where do I get tired? What energizes me?)

  • The embodiment of my role as a facilitator: What strengths would I like to have?

  • Self-care: Cultivating one's own steadfastness in chaotic situations

  • Presence and presence exercises, silence and rituals

  • Experience dealing with different group energies

  • Effect of various art forms within Applied Theatre practice

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Workshop 3  // October 2-5, 2022 

Conflicts, Collective Expression & Reflection

  • Characteristics, phases and uses of conflict

  • Conflict resolution methods in group processes

  • Phases of mediation

  • Translation of group process into art form

  • Process and product in participatory arts projects

  • Discourse around private stories in public space

  • Audience engagement

  • Reflection on your own development process as a facilitator

  • Recognizing your own potential

  • Internships in international applied theatre projects 

  • Certificates

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