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Theatre of the Oppressed

Theatre of the Oppressed
Theatre of the Oppressed was born in 1971, in Brazil, under the very young form of Newspaper Theatre , with the specific goal of dealing with local problems – soon, it was used all over the country. Forum Theatre came into being in Peru, in 1973, as part of a Literacy Program; we thought it would be good only for South America– now it is practiced in more than 70 countries. Growing up, TO developed Invisible Theatre in Argentina, as political activity, and Image Theatre to establish dialogue among Indigenous Nations and Spanish descendants, in Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico... In Europe, TO expanded and the Rainbow of Desire came into being – first to understand psychological problems, later even to create characters in any play. We discovered that all those forms, independently where they had been created, could be developed and used all around the world, because they are simply a Human Language. Theatre of the Oppressed is the Game of Dialogue: we play and learn together. Related:  PractitionersTHEATRE & POLITIQUE

Katie Mitchell: 'I'd hate to hang around making theatre when they're tired of it' - Features - Theatre & Dance Depending on where you stand in the Mitchell debate – and she is a director who polarises audiences like no other – her relentlessly innovative approach to theatre either dusts off the classics, bringing them back to the stage with a spring in their step or it trips them up with clumsy rewrites and clashing anachronisms. "It's very curious that people so hate one thing, so like another," she shrugs. "But you can't tell people how to receive your work, can you? That would be consummate arrogance." Her latest project is directing Martin Crimp's new play The City at the Royal Court. Crimp is famously protective of his work, refusing to release scripts until opening night and indeed, when I arrive at the rehearsal rooms five minutes early, I am quickly asked to leave and wait outside lest I overhear a precious fragment. For The City her long-time designer Vicki Mortimer is on board again as is Hattie Morahan, who played Nina in The Seagull and Iphigenia.

Le projet - Theatre of the Oppressed photo: courtesy of ms-nepal We are eager to know you, to know where you are, what are you doing and planning to do. But, first, we must tell you who are we: we are the International Theatre of the Oppressed Organisation . The International Theatre of the Oppressed Organisation will not be just one Center more, but an Organisation dedicated to help all Centers to develop themselves, so that they can help other TO groups to grow and develop. We dream of having a Virtual Libraries of books, thesis, photos, movies and videos about TO in the world, accessible to all. Come on in.

Rock Stars of Science HOME Groupe théâtre(s) politique(s) The British Theatre Guide: A Tribute to Joan Littlewood A Tribute to Joan Littlewood (b. 1914, died 2002) One of Our Truly Great Theatre Visionaries and an Unsung Hero By Jackie Fletcher I was probably more worried about pimples and homework back in the early '60s when a kind and sophisticated neighbour decided to take the cultural education of a working-class teenager in hand. Oh! That is what Joan Littlewood did for many people. And now she is dead. In Britain, her death has spawned long tributes in all the national dailies and from a host of contemporary directors. Born in South East London in 1914, an illegitimate child, she was raised by loving grandparents. At sixteen she won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. It was at this time that she would meet Ewan MacColl (aka Jimmy Miller) who would briefly be her husband. After the war the company regrouped. But that was all to come. In 1946 they went to the Edinburgh Festival, uninvited, but they went anyway. It was as an unsolicited script that Oh! © Jackie Fletcher

La « culture populaire » : une référence absente de l’élection présidentielle - PERFORMANCES. (Science, culture et politique) Jeudi 19 avril 4 19 /04 /Avr 19:02 Etant donné que la question du « populisme » a été au cœur des polémiques publiques au cours des derniers mois, on aurait pu penser que la « culture populaire » serait un objet de débat pendant la campagne des élections présidentielles. Mais force est de constater qu’il n’en a rien été, pas même à gauche. Les propositions sur la culture de François Hollande n’y font pas allusion. Quant à Jean-Luc Mélenchon, il évoque dans son projet la question de « l’éducation populaire », en la présentant comme « l’une des conditions majeures d’une transformation progressive de notre société », mais le rapport du peuple à la culture n’est pas explicitement abordé. Paradoxalement, la dernière tentative visant à débattre publiquement de ce sujet est venue de la droite. Ce rapport a suscité une véritable levée de boucliers chez les professionnels de la culture. En Allemagne, une vive polémique a éclaté récemment autour des mêmes enjeux.

LA NEF DES FOUS - Théodore Kaczynski 1999 Théodore Kaczynski Traduction et publication française par Notes & Morceaux Choisis - février 2000. Copie Libre. Il était une fois un navire commandé par un capitaine et des seconds, si vaniteux de leur habileté à la manoeuvre, si pleins d'hybris et tellement imbus d'eux-mêmes, qu'ils en devinrent fous. Ils mirent le cap au nord, naviguèrent si loin qu'ils rencontrèrent des icebergs et des morceaux de banquise, mais continuèrent de naviguer plein nord, dans des eaux de plus en plus périlleuses, dans le seul but de se procurer des occasions d'exploits maritimes toujours plus brillants. Le bateau atteignant des latitudes de plus en plus élevées, les passagers et l'équipage étaient de moins en moins à l'aise. - Que le diable m'emporte, dit un matelot de deuxième classe, si ce n'est le pire voyage que j'aie jamais fait. - Vous pensez que vous vous faites avoir ! Un marin mexicain fit chorus : - Chingado ! -Tout cela est affreux ! - Hem.

famelab oZon le Théâtre 2013 Cette année encore se tiendra le festival Ozon le Théâtre à Séné dans le Golfe du Morbihan du 6 au 8 septembre! Pour avoir toutes les informations, je vous invite à visiter leur site! Pour vous donner envie d’y aller, un petit tour d’horizon avec les éditions précédentes! Commençons un peu par l’ambiance du site, car même si le théâtre ne vous tente pas, venez au moins prendre un verre au bar, manger un morceau et profiter des décors! Pour information, l’on y mange très variés, souvent des choses que l’on a pas l’habitude de manger et s’il faut ensuite laver chacun ses affaires, c’est dans une bonne ambiance, de partage et de convivialité qui fait que tous se retrouvent comme à la maison, ou entre amis! Les soirées se terminent également par des concerts permettant à ceux, moins intéressé par le théâtre de profiter quand même de l’ambiance du site et d’un week-end souvent ensoleillé! Alors en espérant vous y voir! Like this: J'aime chargement…

Obituary: Jacques Lecoq - Arts & Entertainment He was also a taskmaster who accepted nothing less than perfection from those who worked with him and the stories of his severity are legendary. Those who could not achieve his standards had good reason to dislike him. Born in Paris in 1921, he was interested in the theatre from early youth, but also in sport and his particular art lay in combining the two, teaching physical education when still a teenager and applying yoga principles to the art of movement, so that the body was always thought of as a whole, moving as one: mind, muscles, flesh and bone a single harmonious entity. He persuaded Jacques Copeau, inheritor of the mantle of Stanislavsky, Gordon Craig and others revolting against the naturalist theatre, to allow him to introduce body movement into the training of his actors. Jean-Louis Barrault's famous mime scenes in Les Enfants du Paradis (1945) are a good example of the results he was able to achieve. John Calder

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