ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: training course
Venue: Bédeille, France
Dates: 13—28 August 2023
Czech team: 4 youth workers
Hosting organisation: SolAfrika
I spent a lovely 15 days on a training course in a small village of Bedeille, France. This project brought together enthusiastic and charismatic people from Czechia, Poland, Serbia, Cyprus, France and Northern Macedonia. The main topic was impro theater and clowning.
Thanks to the creative and playful activities we had a chance to challenge our barriers, face our fears and escape our comfort zone. With the facilitation and support of the organisation team we managed to explore different sides of impro and clowning, learned how to build up an character, an environment and a story and how to behave on stage. In the end we hosted a full evening show for visitors from the village.
We also had plenty of free time, which I used for morning runs in the beautiful countryside around, reflecting while writing a diary or just chilling and connecting with others. Some days we visited surrounding towns with their local markets, evening concerts and we even experienced some almost midnight baths in lakes and rivers.
I am so thankful to our Czech team, all other teams, organizers, and off course EYCB to the possibility to participate in such a meaningful project and together create a truly impactful experience.