Date: 20 January, 2019
Duration: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Dancehouse Lefkosia
Working language: English
Deadline for submitting applications: 20 December, 2018
Accept LGBTI Cyprus organises a full-day Workshop at the Dancehouse in Nicosia that will be held on Sunday 20th January, 2019, under the frame of the “Perform to Reform” (P2R) project. Youth workers, educators, university students, artists, actors and activists are invited to take part in an inclusive creative environment and create a devise script related to LGBT+ issues. Dr. Ellada Evangelou (Dramaturge) and Maria Varnakkidou (Theatre Director) will lead the workshop and collaborate to create a live performance/interaction based on the result.
The workshop will use tools from ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ methodology. ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’, belongs to ‘o Theatre for Social Change’ and ‘Theatre in Communities’, where Theatre is perceived as an intervention in society, as a tool for social change. It’s based on grasping the singular power of theatre to mobilise individuals in a community to make a difference in their lives. The aim of ‘Theatre for Social change’ is understanding the importance of facilitating community members to engage with theatrical activity in order to bring social change.
The “Perform to Reform” (P2R) project is an initiative by Stichting art.1 (Netherlands-based NGO) and is a collaboration between five organisations dealing with Human rights, LGBT+ issues, youth and arts: Stichting art.1 (Netherlands), Accept LGBTI (Cyprus), Legebitra (Slovenia), Helsinki Committee for Human Rights (Macedonia) and Omilos UNESCO Neon Thessalonikis (Greece). These NGOs bring together their shared knowledge and experience in order to equip youth workers with alternative tools with which to foster inclusion and acceptance among a younger demographic.
The P2R project seeks to develop new performing arts and soft skill methodologies to address sexual diversity topics and to create powerful and adaptable techniques for youth workers and educators.
Who are we looking for:
- Youth workers, educators (teachers of formal and non formal education), university students, artists, actors and activists;
- 45 Cypriots and 8 international participants;
- Full availability for the duration of the workshop.
Please note: lunch, coffee-breaks and travel expenses will be covered
Application must be submitted online. Please click on the following link (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedi_5A4BHJLlJ342QOH5sdVo1dmDUZ1zA5MZRYQS7BC9y99g/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1).
The “Perform to Reform” project is funded under the Erasmus+ Key Action 2.