Joker Training with Hector Aristizábal in Bergen-Norway, September 8-11

Join master practitioner Hector Aristizábal for a four-day training in facilitating Theatre of the Oppressed, including:
• introducing games & exercises to a community
• exploring Image Theatre to analyze & challenge oppression
• creating a Forum Theatre play, including rehearsal techniques
• tools of Rainbow of Desire to explore internalized oppression

Participants will develop & strengthen jokering skills: staying curious, playful, present, honest, ethical, creative and aesthetically engaged. You will have the opportunity to practice and receive constructive feedback on your jokering skills.

Be prepared to use your own life as subject matter. As part of the training, we will perform original Forum Theatre plays for friends and colleagues.

This workshop is organized by Teaterkollektivet, a voluntary organization working with Theatre of the Oppressed and Playback Theatre in Bergen, Norway.

WHERE: Bergen, Norway (at Vitalitetsenteret in Møhlenpris
WHEN: Sept. 8-11 (Saturday – Tuesday)

Participants should have some jokering experience OR significant practical experience with Theatre of the Oppressed as a participant.

A maximum of 20 participants will be accepted, & they will receive a certificate from Teaterkollektivet (Norway) & ImaginAction (USA) documenting their participation.

COST: 2000 Norwegian kroner (approx. 260 Euro or 335 USD)

Submit a short statement describing your Theatre of the Oppressed experience & why you are interested in the training by July 1, 2012 to Include full contact information. You will be informed of your acceptance into the workshop by July 15 at which time a 500 NOK non-refundable deposit will be required to hold your space.

NOTE: Teaterkollektivet may be able to help organize ‘homestays’ for some participants, based on financial need.

Participants in this training will be able to attend ENCOUNTER: An aesthetic dialogue in play and inquiry with Hector Aristizábal and Michael Rohd on Sept 12-13 at a discounted rate (500 kr. off the regular 1200 kr!). For details:

HECTOR ARISTIZÁBAL, the founding Aristic Director of ImaginAction, uses tools and traditions from Theatre of the Oppressed, psychodrama, storytelling, improvisation and creative ritual to tap the transformative power of theatre for individual and community healing and liberation. This May, Hector was awarded the Otto Award for Political Theater! Hector is from Medellín, Colombia and has lived in Los Angeles since 1989.