Creating intercultural theatre and performance, by Border Crossings
Digital Storytelling as a tool of intercultural communication and digital learning, by CRN
Humor and Clown therapy by Euro-Net
Dance and Body movement by IKTE
C – 2.1 Training Module Introducion
The clown lives in the relationship with the other, where the other is anything, not just human, that surrounds him. And so he transforms himself and reality to learn to know it, just like a child does in the first years of life.
The pedagogy of the clown is based on some fundamental principles, based on a holistic approach to the relationship: Mind, Body, Heart and Spirit must align in the encounter with the other. In other words, in the encounter with the other, we must learn to listen and let communicate the “Olos”, all that belongs to us and represent us. In this way the communication rises to a much higher level.
The work is therefore all based on the relationship and is divided mainly into two main topics: self-relationship (discovery of the clown within) and relationship with the other (communication and expression).
The principles underlying the clown relationship followed during the training are:
– Accept everything, do not reject anything: welcoming does not mean that everything we encounter should please us. Our task is to give trust, listening, attention. It takes courage to do this. We were conceived innately curious and welcoming.
– Bring all of yourself in the encounter with the other: your every emotion, joy, fear, anger, happiness, your every pain and your every love, your strength and your fragility, your dense presence.
– Don’t wait: in the wait we are full of expectations, in the waiting we lose sight of what the present has to offer us. Stay in the here and now.
– Find a point of peace in the midst of activity: find in the meeting that space inside you where you let your anxiety rest, your fears. Learn to listen and observe before acting.
– Cultivate a mind that does not know: not knowing is more intimate. Let go of preconceived ideas, always listen and observe with new eyes, free from predetermined objectives, expectations or limitations.