Boal in Practice — Poland

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Programme & action: ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: training course

Dates: 25 September— 3 October 2021.

Venue: Supraśl, Poland

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Participating countries: Portugal, Spain, Lithuania, Czech Republic, North Macedonia, Slovenia,  Bulgaria, France, Italy, Estonia, Germany

Hosting organisation: Drama Way Foundation

Czech team: Martin Zeman

Project report:

ᵢHola! Welcome to Poland! Welcome to the world full of kind people, fun, friendship and honesty. It was my pleasure to travel to Poland (Suprasl) on the 25th September. We were really excited about the project “Boal in Practice” that ended on the 3st August. There were 24 people from each country: Portugal, Spain, Lithuania, Czech Republic, North Macedonia, Slovenia,  Bulgaria, France, Italy, Estonia, Germany and from the hosting country: Poland.

 Thanks to the perfect preparation and organization of our leaders – Aldona and Adam we were able to create a wonderful team without any single mistake! During a lot of activities we got to know each other better and better and thanks to many group works, we were able to cooperate quite easily. We were dealing, for example, with games and role playig activities as drama tools. We were adressing topics such as communication, community, values, conflicts, violence, status and oppression. Group work allowed us to practice English and move our level a little bit higher!

 Moreover, we experienced quite a lot from Polish vital culture – singing tradicional songs, „forest bath“ in deep forests encircle ortodox monastery and great polish food and drinks. Our cultures we had presented in new culture center to local people.  

 Considering it all, this project had something special in itself. Everything was so calm, pretty and amazing, like somewhere in the dream. What is glorious is the cooperation between nations, realizing that applied drama enhances creating intercultural understanding and helps working within internally diverse groups. Important thing is the fact that every individual can do something to make the society better. During the project, the lector team had created the stories, metaphors , symbols and roleplaying workhops. It becomes alive experience and anusual inspiration for participants. For all of us this was only the beginning. Now, when we are back home we can try to realize our mastery. We can start with creating a lot of beautiful things or we can use education as the most powerful weapon to change the world. Everything is up to us!

 To sum it up, if there is no EYCB as the great group allowing a lot of people to do amazing things EYCB would have to be invented! Thank a lot every single person allowing these projects to happen! 

Martin Zeman

 

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