Videos Northern Ireland

2013

An overview of The Playhouse ICAN project (2010-2013) in which ImaginAction has participated developing 5 residencies. ICAN was an innovative venture that drew upon the international connections of The Playhouse with the aim of bringing world-renowned artists to the counties at the interface of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. The aim of ICAN was to facilitate the exchange of skills and knowledge between international and local community arts practitioners who use The Arts, in all its form, as the neutral vehicle to bridge barriers between current and formerly conflicted areas world-wide.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW1IONX7_48

2012:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxTNy1-E2_o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUEJX4S7b5k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSDHAtKb9y8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu9EAboIx24

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q83NH7pAeJc

2011:

In the frigid frost of February 2011, Hector Aristizabal and four international apprentices facilitated a one-month Tools of ImaginAction residency project in Derry, Northern Ireland. For five weeks the five artists gave workshops and masterclasses in Derry and the Greater Shantallow area to the north. The project culminated in a night of forum theatre–three new plays created by and for the community about substance abuse, domestic violence and religious sectarianism. This project also forged a new apprenticeship paradigm for ImaginAction as apprentices worked side-by-side with Hector:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTZPnk-ZEn8

The following autumn, we returned to Northern Ireland–not to Derry, but her sister city Belfast in the west.
Following a similar apprenticeship model, Hector mentored three artists–Allegra Fonda-Bonardi, Uri Noy-Meir and Christine Baniewicz–and as a team, the four worked with a variety of groups in Belfast. At 174 Trust, a youth community reconciliation project, we brought bi-weekly workshops and theatre games. Uri introduced the video camera to the group, and spearheaded our editing efforts to produce the video you see below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlktoZBpMjU

We also worked with the Pathways program from at-risk youth. Working with three groups of teens–Protestant, Catholic, and one mixed group–we introduced the basics of forum theatre, image theatre and improvisation. Uri led participatory photography exercises. Christine gave poetry workshops. At the culmination of our time together, we presented a video of their work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEAHr_CpcBw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRpgvdZrnpY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39XHMHnQTNQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=268VGaW6PdA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pLQHvDdkEI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLfhbNcwDx8

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