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During the duration of this workshop we will seek how to use and know theatre as a new language of communication to speak, recognize and value our point of view in front of society, making use of images and stories narrated and created with the body of each of the participants of the workshop.
It is done in order to strengthen the self-confidence of each of the participants. The workshop is approached with two perspectives: the first, understanding theatre as a possible and new tool to communicate with our environment and thus express our point of view and our way of feeling; the second, using the stories, thoughts and conflicts of each of the workshop participants in order to enter the exercise of recognizing and recognizing in the other the great contribution they make to society.
Plan of activities:
Warming up (body activation): – Walking in space at 5 speeds, where 1 is the slowest and 5 is the fastest. In this moment team work is done, because the group must handle the same rhythm when moving, always looking at and feeling their companions (alltogether will be one single being); in addition, they must fill all the spaces where they travel and not leave any empty space, it is everyone’s responsibility to occupy it in the appropriate way. – Greeting to the companion (body and mind present): In the middle of the warm-up, four greeting codes will be proposed, which must be done with the companion with whom they cross at that moment without speaking or reaching an agreement. By intentionality in the observation, they agree on the greeting. – May I? – Yes!: By means of this exercise the participants will enter into a relationship among themselves through the use of monosyllables, in addition to giving continuity to the relationship that occurs in the space with the other. Can I? Said the other who in turn answers Yes (always) gives permission to change space taking into account that the other must already be managing their mobility to a new direction with the can I? And so on.
Observation and concentration on my partner
Note: the art of observing is the art of doing theater. On stage our environment is manifested and what we fantasize about it, so it is necessary to sharpen and work both in observation and concentration.
The guiding hand: – Lazarillo. In pairs, one person will be blindfolded and the other with uncovered eyes, the latter must guide the first through an open space using his creativity to help awaken the senses of the blind walker. The one who does not have the bandage will follow some key instructions to approach some points where he will activate his senses by smelling, tasting, listening, touching or caressing, even intuitively, mainly trusting his guide. At the end of the route the roles are changed and restarted. – Writing by alarms. The same couples, one will be blindfolded with pencil in hand, while the other person with uncovered eyes, must take the hand of the other, to write for him or her. The writing by alarms is an activity in which the couple launches to write without stopping. Every 15 seconds a word is said out loud that should be used imendiatamente in the writing that they are doing a duo. So for 5 minutes maximum.
I wake up confidence and I trust in the other person – They support in a support: in pairs, one supports on a support all the weight of the body of the other person and they go changing of support. Example: hand, head, chest, shoulder, and so on, passing through the whole body. These exercises serve as a starting point for the topic of trust in my partner. – Bandage. The whole group organized in a circle. Three attendees to the workshop are bandaged, who move everywhere, only change direction when they reach a partner and he diverts them.
Note: With this blindfold exercise, not only do we work on trusting each other because I know they are not going to let me fall or hurt; but also teamwork, where we all protect those who don’t see.
Teamwork and creativity
Collective history. – Groups of 5 people who will tell a single story together without prior agreement and who will spin from a specific time estimated story for each. That is to say, each one counts for 30 seconds and the change is given by the guide to continue the story. The theme will be “Transit through Social Networks”.
William Andrés Jiménez Muñoz, studied Drama at the Universidad del Valle. In addition to being an actor, he has worked as a Cultural Agent with the Cali Public Library Network and currently works as a Reading and Writing Promoter. He is the founder, director and representative of the Grupo de Teatro Cuaderno de Notas – Laboratorio Teatral (2016).
In 2011 he participates in the Seminar of Latin American Theater dictated by the teacher Beatriz Rizk, in the Departmental Institute of Fine Arts.
He has participated as an actor in the following productions: Las Bacantes de Eurípides, directed by Gabriel Uribe (2011), who also represented the Universidad del Valle, in the Festival Universitario de Teatro “Lino Mora” (2012), organized by the Instituto de Educación Superior Unidad Central del Valle del Cauca and the Mayor’s Office of Tuluá; La Doncella de Orleans by Friedrich Schiller directed by Felipe Pérez (2011); Medora de Lope de Rueda directed by Felipe Pérez (2012); Jesús de Virgilio Piñera, directed by Mauricio Domenici (2013); Antígona en Nueva York de Janusz Glowacki, directed by Luz Marina Gil (2013); and, in 1948, directed by Gabriel Uribe (2014), research project winner of the Stimulus in the internal call made by the Universidad del Valle in 2013. He worked with the theatre La Máscara en Cash (2010), a collective creation directed by Susana Uribe Bolaños. She also worked with the theatre group Laboractores in Yagé: geodrama amazónico (2014), winner of the 2013 Dramaturgy Theatrical Scholarship, awarded by the Ministry of Culture and winner of Estímulos 2013 awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Cali; and in the play Barquito de Papel directed by Joan Manuel Millán (2015). She is currently part of the cast of the play Moebius by Miguel Achury, directed by the dancer Angélica Nieto (2017). Director and Actor in the play Email, estados y otras seuras (2018) and La Volqueta de Ángel (2019), both written by José Rodrigo Valencia Zuleta.