Coming to Live | Ερχόμαστε για να Ζήσουμε | Kommen um zu Leben

We are looking for participants in a theater project for and with refugees!

We start with a 10-day workshop that will set up groups which will work for a longer period of time with displaced children using the means of theater. Would you like to take part?

Workshop

A mixed group of persons with different backgrounds, aged 18-70, will spend 10 days together in a theater workshop that will take place from the 16th to the 26th February 2017, 10:00-15:00. FREE participation. Translation (Greek, English, Arabic and Farsi) and childcare available.

Required skills:

  • education or previous experience in pedagogical fields (teaching, education or child-
  • care)
  • education or experience in the performing arts (actors, musicians, dancers)
  • interested in working with children
  • interested in further training so as to improve skills in children’s teaching

Would you like to take part in the workshop?
Come and meet us at open days! If you wish to participate come by to meet us, even if you don’t have all the above skills.

DATES: 10th, 11th & 12th February 2017
HOURS: 10 AM- 3 PM
PLACE: Athinas & Protogenous 1, Monastiraki, 10554 Athens

Come by for a coffee or tea. Registration is not mandatory! A group of 20 persons for the workshop will be formed during the open days.

The aim of the project Coming to Live is to allow children and adult refugees to develop mental and cultural perspectives, to build bridges so as to support them in their effort to integrate themselves independently into the receiving countries. The personal history and the cultural identity of each- the shelter seeking and the receiving people – with their own competence of integration are the basis of our work.

We work with refugees experienced in theater or pedagogy. We provide them with theater skills as well as implementation skills for groups of children. In that way, we build on site structures of self-empowerment that bring together local people and refugees, both adults and children, in order to integrate themselves with theatric methods into the new society. Theater operates as debate, cultural exchange and labour perspective.

We are a group of people with long experience in intercultural theater projects in Switzerland, Berlin, Diyarbakir, Erbil, Georgia and other places.

The project Coming to Live is part of the Woven Theater Project which has been successfully running in Erbil since last year. It addresses children and adult refugees mainly from Syria, who live in refugee camps in the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq. We are working with two camps that accommodate 6.000 families each. The theatre workshops are taking place outside the camps.


Contact: comingtolive@gmail.com

A project by Kulturbrücke of Volksbühne Basel in cooperation with WOVEN THEATRE PROJECT

One response to “Coming to Live | Ερχόμαστε για να Ζήσουμε | Kommen um zu Leben”

  1. Jacqueline Baligian says:

    Hello. I just saw this posted on Facebook. I am a choreographer/dance teacher and would love to volunteer somewhere. I live in NYC. I have volunteered in Greece ( I was there last March/April) mostly working with children. I am looking to volunteer somewhere in the world this summer. Please let me know if my services may be something that you could use.

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