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Talking Bodies

The training activity took place
in Mallorca, Spain
organised by Asociacion Dinamica
19/08/2021 - 26/08/2021
Reference person

Gabriel Vivas Martinez

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Aims & objectives

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

The program was 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, bodywork, 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

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

28 Embodied arts facilitators and Youth Workers from Spain, Czech Republic, Romania, Estonia, Italy, France, Germany, Latvia, Bulgaria and United Kingdom.

Training methods used & main activities

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

In Talking Bodies the participant was the creator of their own experience, guided by the facilitators and supported by the group. Their individual learning process took place in a safe space and in a team-oriented and group-supported environment.

The non-formal education methods that we used are Embodied Arts such as Social Theatre, Dance, Body Expression, Circus, Body Awareness and Movement practices along with individual and group reflection and conceptualisation processes. Our Embodied Arts Laboratory included also workshops facilitated by participants.

Outcomes of the activity

Talking Bodies booklet, containing the workshops developed and tested by the participants.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Trainer and Learning Facilitator

I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

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