Our first London meet-up for a day of co-creation and visioning for our future activities across the UK and Europe.
Bringing together members of the Beeva Block from COP21 in Paris and other facilitators to explore 3 techniques for social change through the arts. PLUS FOOD!
The objective is to connect and inspire a group of facilitators and artists from diverse backgrounds, using three different media for exploration. Basically, we will play games, write and mess around with masks, but within a context of social and personal engagement! It’s an intro to larger projects we do overseas all the time, but for the first time in London!
1) THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED … a session of the…atrical techniques from Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed designed to incite, inspire and invigorate. Through understanding our past, we can act now to create the future we desire. With Gyorgy Furiosa
2) POETRY … a session on using writing and our voice, with spoken word facilitator Catherine Brogan
3) MASK WORK … A session on exploring masks , movement and deep ecology . Re-connect, unravell and liberate ! With Lex Titterington, Movement artist and Permaculture Gardener, from Viva La Beeva
Focus Atelier, March 2016, Cluj, Romania
FORUM THEATRE & INVISIBLE THEATRE TRAINING @ FOCUS ATELIER
Forum theatre, discussions and workshops around the themes of theatre of the oppressed, invisible theatre, gender mainstream, gender equality, women, activism and situations of women violence/discrimination at the arts festival Focus Atelier.
I had no idea I would be so deeply touched by this ‘apparently random workshop’. I appreciated your way of communicating with different types of personalities. I felt free to explore concepts and ideologies I’ve never thought about. Also the quality of people involved was very high, so I am grateful to have learned something from everybody”
– Workshop Participant
Rainbow of Desire, 2016 February, Budapest
George Wielgus will be returning to Budapest to present a 3-day workshop on RAINBOW OF DESIRE …
“Rainbow of Desire is a technique and also a family of techniques explained by Boal in his book of the same name. Rainbow techniques stem from Image theatre and tend to focus on forms of internalized oppression played out by a protagonist in relation to an antagonist. While in his earlier work Boal eschewed the use of Theatre of the Oppressed as “drama therapy“, he later began to espouse these more introspective techniques as a form of “theatre and therapy.”
Three RtR facilitators with experience of social exclusion (George Wielgus, Iulia benze and Kurt Murray) attended Nem Privat Szinhaz in Budapest, Hungary to deliver a programme of workshops demonstrating the potential of the creative arts as a tool for social and personal transformation. These workshops culminated in a final product presented a series of Responses to Immigration by participants of the workshop and developed as a practical application during the process. The work was aimed at addressing the current climate of refugees crossing Hungary and was free for the public to attend.
Theatre of the Oppressed Training, 2015 October, Ecodharma
Reboot the Roots was delighted to be asked by EcoDharma to deliver a high quality, intensive learning experience of Theatre of the Oppressed for participants interested in using the techniques for social and personal transformation. Creative Director George Wielgus delivered a week of intensive workshops in the hills of Catalyuna.
Theatre of The Oppressed @ Focus Atelier, Cluj and Podul Festival, 2015 March, Bucharest
Three RtR facilitators (George Wielgus, Iulia Benze and Kurt Murray) attended the Focus Atelier festival in Cluj and the PODUL Festival in Bucharest. They used these festivals as a showcase to deliver a programme of workshops demonstrating the potential of the creative arts as a tool for social and personal transformation. These three artists were also given the opportunity to showcase their own work and its value in this context of transformation.