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BODY IMAGE DIALOGUE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The theatrical performance allows participants to interact without using words, just body language. The communication with the help of the cloth creates a connection between the people and gives them a feeling of a safe place. Round images create a connection with worry beads.

KEYWORDS

  • theatre

  • performance

  • safe space

  • creativity

DURATION

2 hours

SKILLS

  • storytelling

  • listening

  • empathy

  • visual skills

PREPARATION

If there is no common language to clarify the task, the trainer has to think of ways to describe the activity and its aims. One can either invite interpreters, or prepare printed materials in different languages, or show videos.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS


  • One piece of cotton fabric about 1.4 x 3m

  • a laptop

  • a projector

  • You may also need a camera to record a performance and discuss it afterwards.

DESCRIPTION

  1. Connect the computer with images or videos to the projector.


  2. Project video onto white/grey/black wall Invite the participants to interact with the images and the cloth according to how they feel. Images can be rotated, scaled or moved using tools on the computer