A THREE DAY MASTERCLASS INTRODUCTION TO THE LIFE OF THE MIND, EXPLORED THROUGH THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED
The personal is political, and the political is personal...
Rainbow of Desires is the over-arching name given by Augusto Boal to a range of exercises, games and techniques on using the power of theatre to identify, analyse and respond to “internalised oppression” and to seek to understand its origins. Our world respected short course offers an introduction to a way of understanding ourselves in the world which may help open some doors and remove some blocks.
This three day course offers an introduction to these techniques, and their practical applications – ranging from therapeutic and support group scenarios, to developing characters through the rehearsal of a play. The course will be led by Cardboard Citizens’ Artistic Director Adrian Jackson.
Through these techniques, participants may find a way of discussing their own personal experiences through drama, exploring alternate approaches, and developing the skills to understand them.
Who is it for?
The course is for those interested in using theatre in scenarios related to:
- Social or political activism
- Conflict resolution
- Mental health
- Community building
- Drama therapy
- Acting, rehearsing and performing
You do not have to have experience of Forum Theatre or Theatre of the Oppressed, but those who have previously worked with Augusto Boal’s techniques will find the Rainbow of Desires tools complementary to that experience.
In this introductory module of Rainbow of Desires, we will look at two or three of the following techniques:
- The Circle of Masks and Rituals: Exploring the masks we don for different areas of our lives
- Image/Counter-Image: Using the filter of storytelling to investigate how we show and see moments of oppression
- The Analytical Image: Working from subjectivised distortions of an improvised replaying of a difficult moment
- The Rainbow of Desires: Identifying and clarifying our desires through the use of images
- The Cop in the Head: Inhibiting or directing voices in our consciousness that limit our possibilities
6 to 8 December 2019 from 10am-6pm
This course is suitable for people already familiar with Forum Theatre and/or facilitators from other disciplines such as: Social & political activism, education, conflict resolution, mental health, community building and drama therapy
Fees - Book now
Individual place paid for by yourself: £324.00 - Book Now
Charity place paid for by your not-for-profit employer: £324.00 - Book Now
Commercial place paid for by your employer: £420.00 - Book Now
OR PAY A DEPOSIT TO SECURE YOUR PLACE ON THE COURSE
ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT
If you have any questions, please email Stuart or call the office on 020 7377 8948
Conditions of Booking
All places are subject to availability and are sold on a first come first served basis. Deposits are non-refundable. If you cancel your place more than 30 days prior to a course, Cardboard Citizens will refund you in full (minus the non-refundable deposit). Any cancellations 30 days or less before the course start date will not be eligible for a refund. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.