Hector Aristizabal – The art of Jokering – Workshop in Belgium -Antwerpen – May 3&4

The Art of Jokering

03/05/2014 10:00
04/05/2014 18:00
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Pax Christi
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Italiëlei 98A, Antwerpen, Belgium

The joker has a crucial role in all Theatre of the Oppressed work. Inside a workshop room (s)he is a facilitator/difficultator taking care of the process and group dynamics. During a forum theatre play, the joker is responsible for the dialogue between the audience and the question asked by the play. The joker functions as a bridge between both, never losing track of the goal of the theatrical investigation.

How do you prepare actors to improvise from their character with integrity during forum scenes? How can one invite an audience of spectators to become spectactors willing to change the course of a play? How to maximize this opportunity to rehearse for reality? A joker is curious, flexible, creative, provocative and critical – all at the same time. Hector, an experienced and skilled joker himself, will share insights on the art of jokering.

If you want to continue your journey into the world of Theatre of the Oppressed, this is a unique chance to learn about jokering. If you have been a joker for some time, here there’s the opportunity to further enrich your own practice.

Here you can register for the workshop. If the you can’t open the form, please contact us at

When? Saturday May 3rd – Sunday May 4th, both days form 10h00 until 18h00

Where? Pax Christi, Italiëlei 98A, Antwerpen

Cost: 120 euro (professional users & solidarity fee for individuals who can afford) / 100 euro (individuals) / 80 euro (reduction for people who are unemployed, student, retired,…) – lunch is included in the participation fee.

In combination with the workshop on May 1st – May 2nd: 210 euro / 180 euro / 150 euro.

Get in touch if you can’t afford to take part but would like to participate and we can try to work something out. Consider that we try to keep the prices as low as possible and we differ on a principle of solidarity, so we can only take requests into account in case of genuine necessity.

An activity in collaboration with U Move 4 Peace and Imaginaction.