3 - humour stragies and your inner clown
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Project “THE ARTIST WITHIN – Applied eMotion”
YOUR INNER CLOWN, HUMOUR STRATEGIES AND OTHER COMPETENCES
Sharing best practices - Intercultural training as a cooperation between Theater Vision e.V., Leipzig and Comparative Research Network e.V., Berlin.
3th - 11th October
First part: creative intercultural tools and strategies
Outcome: The specific outcomes of the trainings are:
- increased intercultural competences of the participants in allday situations
- defining strategies on coping with critical situations in trainings, therapy and work
- providing a set of methodological tools and evaluation/wrap up
second part: the inner clown and humour strategies
People in helping professions are confronted with lots of difficult situations that are not easy to solve. Social workers that have to cope with the moods of difficult teenagers, nursing stuff in retreatment houses face the demonstrations of dementia, therapists that have to handle the sadness of their clients...
All these professions are very different, but they have one thing in common: they are working with other people and so they have to guarantee the personal stability to be able to cope with the daily challenges.
Humour can be a help for that, it can be a strategy to handle difficult situations and to remain relaxed about own mistakes. So the objective of this training is to explore the own and other people's humour and its strength.
The second objective is to discover the inner clown and how to use the own personality to create humourful situations. Various exercises will help to find the own clown figure and to develop it aswell as create humourful group situations. We will play lots of games and get to know exercises of theatre improvisation that can be re-used in the own work after.
a) journey to the inner clown: Explore your comical sides and discover that you can use your foibles as a strength and as an initial point for a playful beeing. Remember the child in you and get over the daily restrictions that adults are usually confronted with and used to. We want to free ourself and enjoy a playful week together.
b) the meaning and uses of humour
Discover the meaning of humour and it's use for lots of situations. There will be a theoretical and analytical part, in which we will explore the meaning and the capacity in the use of humour. And there will be lots of games to discover in a practical way how you create humourous situations and what are the techniques that you can use in order to transform a situation. It will also be a help to understand what makes you personal laughing and enjoying - and which kind of humour you might dislike.
At the end of this part we will also get to know different examples of playful materials, books, movies etc that are linked to our subject.
methods: energizers, group games, theatre improvisations, reflecting rounds, movement and body work, theoretical input, power point presentation, clown show
objectives: dicover the strenght of humour for difficult situations in daily life, discover your inner clown, be inspirated to use playful methods in your daily work
third part: improvisation and embodiment strategies
Outcome: one day workshop exploring the ideas of movement and dance as a way of self-expression for trainers, teachers and other professionals that wish to explore more artistic ways of working with their target groups.
Objectives: The workshop aims to empower participants and give them the tools and confidence to lead/use simple movement and improvisation tasks with their own target groups. Working with improvisation enables people to be creative with their bodies and express themselves while finding new strengths within. Dance and movement encourages whole body awareness as well as body and mind centering, coordination, confidence and creativity.
fourth part: summarize
On the last day we will bring all the tools and methods together that we discovered throughout the week. Our aim is to support the transfer of the shown techniques to the situations you usually face in your work - using concrete examples. We will do role games as well and reflect upon our common week.
target group: people in helping pofessions: social workers, youth workers, nursing stuff in retreatment houses and hospitals, therapists, teachers and professionals from similar fields
Theater Vision e.V.
Our visions mean a theatre that is deep going without being detached, funny without beeing superficial, experimental without beeing too abstract.
Actors and spectators shall both benefit in the same strength. The research of exciting, not hackneyed ways of performing is on the foreground. In this spirit our productions can be made in a traditional way like recitation theatre but can also be a try to experiment with the diverse mannners of theatre: grotesque theatre, theatre that is focused on music or movement, theatre in unusual places or in unusual circumstances, theatre improvisation, Dogma theatre (that is limited on essential elements)...
A special section in our association is the sociocultural theatre, e.g. projects that are focused on the work with different generations, people with difficult backgrounds, refugees... These projects represent an important part of our work reflecting our conviction that theatre can be an inspiration and enrichment for everybody.
The conception and realization of theatre pedagogical projects like theatre summer camps for young people became a key aspect in our work.
A new focus are theatre activities that support the equality of man and woman, as well as projects of inclusion for people with handicaps.
Under all circumstances we want to enrich the theatre landscape in Leipzig and overcome prejudices about theatre as an antiquated art form.
No, unbending visions and creative professionality can mean the opposite - about that we are quite sure!!!
Comparative Research Network e.V.
The course uses Berlin as a stage where intercultural communication and cultural diplomacy can be presented, compared and discussed. We will also engage in skill-building and developing methods of intercultural training and digital storytelling.
Participants will receive a set of methods in order to perform intercultural trainings which will stimulate greater intercultural competence. We will provide access to the network of former participants in order to develop future projects and training methods suited to the needs of your organisation.
Training of intercultural competences
Training how to train intercultural skills
Support and digital cookbook on film- and video making for work in intercultural organisations
Access to an expanding network of professionals in Europe
Project Management, Intercultural Training and Digital Storytelling
Trainings on embodiement and expression
For more information please visit our website: www.comparative-research.net
hosting place: Leipzig
venue of the training: A&O Hotel