BODY POETRY . 2019 . FRANCE

Body Poetry

Training Course – Embodied Arts Laboratory

October 4th – 14th 2019 (including travel days)

Brivezac, France


 

About the project

Body Poetry​ is a space for creativity, art and inspirational sparks where we will share Theatre, Dance, Circus​, Body Expression​ and other embodied arts methods to be used in youth work as powerful tools for Social Inclusion.

 

The program is designed for two types of participants:

⌲ Embodied arts facilitators: Those working with the body in a creative way (theatre, dance, movement practices, contact improvisation, circus, martial arts, street art, body expression, body work, impro techniques…) and that have experience facilitating in front of the group.

⌲ Youth workers: Those working with young people at risk of Social Exclusion (including young people with disabilities, Roma community and with migrant backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ young people…) that are interested in embodied arts methods but don’t have much experience and tools for applying them with their target group.

 

Our Training Course – Embodied Arts Laboratory is a meeting point for the Embodied Arts Facilitators and Youth Workers to share ideas, approaches, techniques and experiences with colleagues working with body methods and in the field of Social Inclusion from all over Europe:

As an Embodied Arts Facilitator you will have the chance to receive training in Embodied Arts forms proposed by our Body Poetry Facilitators and by other colleagues from all over Europe. You will have the chance to facilitate a workshop for sharing with the youth workers your area of expertise and to work together mentoring a group for designing inclusive workshops for young people at risk of Social Exclusion.

As a Youth Worker you will have the chance to receive training in different Embodied Arts forms by Facilitators from all over Europe. You will get tools for adapting the Embodied Arts methods for meeting the needs of your target group and will receive mentoring on how to design, implement and evaluate inclusive Embodied Arts workshops for groups of young people at risk of Social Exclusion.

As a result of the project, the Embodied Arts Facilitators will receive professional peer-training and will have the chance to practice their facilitation and mentoring skills. At the same time, the Youth Workers will acquire successful new tools from every partner and will bring them back to their organisations and local communities.

 

Embodied Arts Facilitators

This Training Program is for you if:

⌲ You are an Embodied Arts Facilitator (you work with theatre, dance, movement practices, contact improvisation, circus, martial arts, street art, body expression, body work, impro techniques…) and have experience facilitating in front of the group.

⌲ You are highly motivated and ready to fully exchange Embodied Arts Methodologies and Techniques with colleagues from all over Europe.

⌲ You want to develop your facilitation skills on Embodied methodologies, and to experience mentoring youth workers, supporting them to include Embodied methodologies in their work with youth from minorities and at risk of social exclusion.

⌲ You are a resident of France, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Germany or Portugal.

⌲ You are able to work and communicate in English.

⌲ You are over 18 years old.

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Youth Workers

This Training Program is for you if:

⌲ You are a Youth Worker working directly with young people at a Local Level, specially if your target group is considered a minority and/or is at social exclusion risk (including young people with disabilities, Roma community and with migrant backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ young people…).

⌲ You are highly motivated and ready to fully experience the theatre, dance, circus and movement sessions yourself. All that counts is your curiosity and enthusiasm, no need to have previous experience.

⌲ You want to get skills and techniques of Embodied arts for including them in your daily work and want to learn tools for adapting the Embodied Arts methods for meeting the needs of your target group.

⌲ You are a resident of France, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Germany or Portugal.

⌲ You are able to work and communicate in English.

⌲ You are over 18 years old.

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Program & Methods

This Training Program is based on an Experiential Learning approach, being highly participatory and interactive. We will have immersive program full of experiences, movement and action!

In Body Poetry you are the creator of your own experience, guided by the facilitators and supported by the group. Your individual learning process will take place in a safe space and in a team-oriented and group-supported environment.

The non-formal education methods that we will use are Embodied Arts such as Social Theatre, Dance, Body Expression, Circus, Body Awareness and Movement practices along individual and group reflection and conceptualization processes.

Our Embodied Arts Laboratory will include workshops facilitated by participants (the Embodied Arts Facilitators) that will be prepared before the start of the project and shared during our Embodied Arts Laboratory.

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Our trainers

Gabriel Vivas Martínez

Gabriel is an actor, trainer and researcher based in London, UK. He has received education and training in Social Theatre and Performance in countries such as Estonia, Italy, Malta and Poland. He has been collaborating as a pedagogue of inclusive drama and embodied arts workshops with minorities (Young people with disabilities, young refugees and asylum seekers, LGBTIQ+ young people…) with different European organisations. He is currently studying an MA in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama – University of London.

Jordan Herreros

Jordan is a learning facilitator and space holder with experience in designing and facilitating experiential learning programmes for youth and youth workers in Spain, Estonia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Greece and Liechtenstein. Among his experiential learning methods, he uses body expression and movement practices as powerful tools to create a safe space for people to connect with themselves and to connect with others through their bodies. Visit his Salto-Youth trainer profile.

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Your home

Your home during the training will be Homade – an artistic training center located in the small village of Brivezac. The funky house is a renovated barn with a big workshop room, kitchen, dining and chill-out area, big green garden and rooms located in a 2-floor mezzanine. During your stay, you will be accommodated in rooms of 2 or 3 people. Toilets and showers are shared, located in the common spaces.

Fully vegetarian meals will be provided within this accommodation during the whole program. Our cook will prepare lunch and dinner, and the breakfast is self-prepared by the participants who will have the ingredients and equipment available each morning.

The house will be self managed by our group, which will be responsible for living together during the course. It is a normal part of our educational approach, and encourages community spirit, responsibility and sharing. Everyday tasks like cleaning and setting tables will be shared by participants, as part of the sustainable living experience making it feel as a good place for us.

Alcohol is not allowed in the venue, and in order to allow space for connection with yourself and with the ones around you and for meaningful learnings to happen, we encourage you not to consume alcohol at all during the whole length of the project.

homade

Brivezac: a village located in the Corrèze department of the Limousin region. It is located on the right bank of the river Dordogne and has a community of 175 inhabitants. The church of Saint-Pierre, in the heart of the village, has one of the oldest Roman portals in Limousin. The interior of the village is a patchwork of old houses built from stones of the ruins of old buildings and pebbles from the Dordogne. The bridge over the Dordogne crossing Brivezac offers a beautiful viewpoint between cliffs and fields bordering the stream. Find out more information about the location here.

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Financial arrangements

The travel reimbursement is up to the following amounts for participants travelling from the following countries:

✈ France (2 participants) – €20

✈ Spain (2 participants) – €275

✈ Italy (3 participants) – €275

✈ Hungary (3 participants) – €275

✈ Romania (3 participants) – €275

✈ Germany (3 participants) – €275

✈ Portugal (3 participants) – €275

Participation fee: there is a €50 participation fee, taken from the travel reimbursement (which also grants you with a Nomadways membership).

Health insurance will NOT be provided or reimbursed by the mobility organisers. However, it is a mandatory requirement for all participants to provide your own health insurance cover you for the full duration of your time in France. If you are an EU resident, you can use the free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to allow you access to public hospital treatment. To learn more, please go to ehic.europa.eu/

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Timeframe of the project

Applications deadline: 31st July 2019

Selection results: Until 10th August 2019

Confirmation by participants and booking of travel tickets: Until 15th August 2019

Arrival day: 04th October 2019

Start of the programme: 05th October 2019

End of the programme: 13th October 2019

Departure day: 14th October 2019

 

You are allowed to arrive or depart max. 1 day before or 1 day after each phase. In case you decide to use that extra time, bear in mind that it will NOT be supported with food or accommodation. Should your stay be longer than 2 days, we will NOT be able to reimburse part of your travel costs.

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How to apply

Application is now closed. Selection results: until 10th of August 2019


If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Project Coordinator: verena.mans@gmail.com.

This training course has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program. If you would like to find out more about the program, please visit http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus_en

 




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