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STUDY

Methodology of Non-formal Education
Workshops through Performing Arts More
Strategy to Increase the Social Inclusion by Performing Arts Education More

Strategy of communication between art
educational organizations and social institution More
The Role of Performing Arts in Adult Education
and Social Inclusion More

LEGENDS

Italian,
Lithuanian,
Romanian

Romanian Poem

The Evening Star Read

Methodology of Non-formal Education
Workshops through Performing Arts

Created in the DANCE YOUR DREAM – PERFORMING FOR INCLUSION project funded by GRUNDTVING Learning Partnership / Life Long Learning Programme of the European Commission
2012 - 2014


The Methodology of Non-formal Education Workshops through Performing Arts was realized in the Dance Your Dream - Performing For Inclusion – Grundtvig Learning Partnership project, on the base of International Workshops on Performing Arts leaded during the project in Poggiardo, ITALY (25 – 30 September, 2013), Bucharest, ROMANIA (27 – 30 March, 2014) and Vilnius, LITHUANIA (14 – 18 May, 2014). Involving 160 participants in the all 3 countries, during the workshops we realized with learners the following theater performances based on specific fairy tales:

• “Youth Everlasting and Never Ending Life” Romanian Fairy Tale – performed in Poggiardo, Italy

• “The Hedgehog and His Bride” - Lithuanian Fairy Tale – performed in Bucharest, Romania

• “Lo Scazzamurrieddhu” – Italian Fairy Tale – performed in Vilnius, Lithuania

The workshops included people with more or less opportunities: mental disabilities, Roma people, unemployed, single mothers and brought together young and elderly people, assuring the creative communication between generations.

The project was coordinated by:
Asociatia de Arte si Spiritualitate ZAN ART - Romania
Partners:
JUMP IN – Italy,
JOLINGVA - Lithuania


Preparation of the workshops:
- Number of trainers needed: 2
- Tasks for the trainers before the workshop:

• Select the play / the folk tale
• Write the script suitable for workshops, trainings
• Translate the script in English
• Prepare 1 / 2 songs - to be included in the performance
• Prepare 1 / 2 dances - to be included in the performance

- Tips for writing the script:

• Transform the elements of decor in characters, in order to involve every participant in the performance. Examples: The forest, the waves, the river, the wall of a castle, the trees, the flowers, the animals.
• Transform the animals from the story in characters
• Prepare moments where to include the songs and dances in the script to involve all the learners in the performance by music and dance.

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Strategy to Increase the Social Inclusion
by Performing Arts Education

Created in the DANCE YOUR DREAM – PERFORMING FOR INCLUSION project funded by GRUNDTVING Learning Partnership / Life Long Learning Programme of the European Commission
2012 - 2014


This strategy was created in the "Dance Your Dream - Performing for Inclusion", Grundtivig Learning Partnership Project, by the staff of the project from Lithuania, Romania, Italia, as managers of performing arts workshops providing organizations, after the experience of 2 years project experience in social inclusion through performing arts education. The project was coordinated by Asociatia de Arte si Spiritualitate ZAN ART (Romania) in partnership with Jump In (Italy), Jolingva (Lithuania)

The project "Dance Your Dream - Performing for Inclusion" involved 160 adults from Romania, Lithuania, Italy in performing arts workshops in the period 2012 - 2014. They realized and performed 3 shows in the 3 countries: "Youth Everlasting and Never Ending Life"; "The Hedgehog and his Bride"; "Lo Scazzamurrieddhu"

The project included more that 40 people with fewer opportunities as: persons with mental disabilities, single mothers, Roma people and also seniors and young unemployed people all together as exchange between generations.

Performing Arts: theater, dance, music, film and all that arts that contain performance in front of the audience.


Steps to Increase the Social Inclusion by Performing Arts Education
1.To prepare programs, events, workshops on Performing Arts:

o The organizations that provide arts and arts workshops (NGO-s, Cultural and Educational organizations, etc.) are encouraged to prepare programs, events, workshops, on performing arts.

o To create partnerships among Organizations which provide and organize performing arts education and events

2. To promote the programs, events, workshops on Performing Arts:

o To research the local, national and international institutions that work with target group, disadvantages people

o To make contacts with social institution at local, national and international level, to contact the leaders of these institutions and staff persons.

o To create relations, network, cooperation.

o To post information about the events and places created on websites of partner organizations, blogs, facebook groups, social networkings, e-platforms

o To publish press articles

o To post posters

o To create mutual links for promoting events for increasing visibility

3. To communicate

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Strategy of Communication between
Art Educational Organizations and Social Institutions

Created in the DANCE YOUR DREAM – PERFORMING FOR INCLUSION project funded by GRUNDTVING Learning Partnership / Life Long Learning Programme of the European Commission
2012 - 2014


This strategy was created in the "Dance Your Dream - Performing for Inclusion", Grundtivig Learning Partnership Project, by the staff of the project from Lithuania, Romania, Italia, as managers of performing arts workshops providing organizations, after the experience of 2 years project experience in social inclusion through performing arts education. The project was coordinated by Asociatia de Arte si Spiritualitate ZAN ART (Romania) in partnership with Jump In (Italy), Jolingva (Lithuania)

The project "Dance Your Dream - Performing for Inclusion" involved 160 adults from Romania, Lithuania, Italy in performing arts workshops in the period 2012 - 2014. They realized and performed 3 shows in the 3 countries: "Youth Everlasting and Never Ending Life"; "The Hedgehog and his Bride"; "Lo Scazzamurrieddhu"

The project included more that 40 people with fewer opportunities as: persons with mental disabilities, single mothers, Roma people and also seniors and young unemployed people all together as exchange between generations.

o Research the local institutions that work with target group, disadvantages people.

o Making contacts with local social institution

o Contacting the leaders of these institutions

o Creating mutual links for promoting events for increasing visibility, press realize

o Inform regulary

o Create networking

o Information and network events

o Press conferences

o Sign cooperation agreements

o Inform them about cultural events

o Create special events and projects, programs for them and their target groups, adapted to the specific of the disadvantaged people.

o Including in the curriculum

o Including trainings on performing arts in the work plan of the social institutions.

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The Role of Performing Arts in Adult Education and Social Inclusion

Study


During the project "Dance Your Dream - Performing for Inclusion" were interviewed 120 adult learners from Romania, Italia, Lithuania that participated at the project's workshops on theater, music, dance, film and 12 trainers and staff from the 3 mentioned countries, involved in the project.

The sample of interviewed adults contained:

• 120 learners - adults of different ages: from 18 y.o. - to 80 y.o., with different social and cultural background, from 3 different countries: Italy, Romania, Lithuania, people with more or fewer opportunities: psychiatric disabilities, students, retired people, unemployed, roma people, single mothers, persons with or without experience in arts, women victim of violence, as person with normal opportunities.
• 10 trainers on theater, dance, film, music, non-formal education and staff from Romania, Italy, Lithuania.
• 10 persons - staff of the organizations that provide Performing Arts workshops and social organizations (institutions)

Conclusions:
I. The role of Performing Arts in Adult Education

For evaluate the role of Performing Arts in adult education, the questions that the learners, trainers and staff answered were:

For learners, trainers and staff:

Q1. Which competencies the learners achieved by participating at performing arts workshops of the project?

Q2. What aspects, activities of the performing arts workshops the learners liked more and helped them to develop competencies and skills?

Q3. How the participants will going to use acquired skills in the future?

The interviews of 120 adults learners and 20 trainers and staff from Italy, Romania, Lithuania, revealed the following aspects related to the competencies acquired at workshops of performing arts, activities and aspects of the workshops that helped the learners personal development and the future application of the skill acquired:


Q1: Competencies acquired by learners

The staff and trainers observed that learners acquired the following competences and skills:

1.Learners significantly increased social skills. They acquired the ability to communicate constructively in different environments, to show tolerance, express and understand different viewpoints, to negotiate with the ability to create confidence, and to feel empathy.

2.Learners increased English language and mother tongue skills. They developed the ability to understand, express and interpret concepts, thoughts, feelings, facts and opinions in oral form (listening, speaking and reading) in an appropriate range of societal and cultural contexts of the Project activities.

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