Hector Aristizábal – Tools of Imaginaction – Workshop in Belgium – Gent – May 1&2


01/05/2014 10:00
02/05/2014 18:00
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Victoria Deluxe
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Dok Noord 4F 102, Gent, Belgium


“Imagination is the most basic human right” – Hector Aristizábal

Hector Aristizábal will invite us into an intense exploration of the potential of theatre as a path to social transformation and healing. Theatre can be a way for human beings to transform their own lives. Theatre of the Oppressed offers us techniques to address many different forms of oppression. We can use it to explore possibilities for action or as a way to generate dialogue.

Hector - exploring an image

Far too many communities are suffering from wounds related to past or present oppressions. How can we address this woundedness? Hector combines Theatre of the Oppressed with other approaches such as Playback Theatre, storytelling and the creation of rituals.

Using a diversity of methods Hector creates spaces to conjure the imagination. In theatre we transform stories into scenes that synthesize and symbolize shared experiences. This way we are being offered a unique opportunity to dive into the soil of our lives and find how our roots are connected. By investing in this soul’s work, we create healthier communities. And a healthy community has more possibilities totransform the reality its people live in.
When? Thursday May 1st – Friday May 2nd, both days from 10h00 until 18h00

Where? Victoria Deluxe, Dok Noord 4F, Gent

For whom? This workshop is open for everyone. No previous experience necessary.

Highly recommended for:

– Dramatherapists searching for a powerful approach to address individual and collective wounds

– Theater makers and artists interested in community based art/applied theatre

– Social workers eager to learn new ways to explore community issues and strengthen community ties

– Activists on a quest for effective tools for social change


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

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 3rd – May 4th: 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, Victoria Deluxe and Imaginaction.