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3rd edition of the Artivist Sailing. Theatre of the Oppressed (I): Cultures and Feminism
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The "Theatre of the Oppressed (I): Cultures and Feminism" consists of a circle of dialogue and a laboratory, one session of "The Artivist Sailing", an initiative of the Gernika Gogoratuz Peace Research Center and the Gernika Peace Museum for the European Capital of Culture San Sebastian 2016.

Friday, the 29th of January, from 6:30pm to 9:30 pm
Municipal Center of Otxarkoaga, Pau Casalas Avenue, 19 (Bilbao, Biscay)
Circle of Dialogue CreActiv about Theatre of the oppressed (TO) with two international guests: the playwrights Birgit Fritz from Austria and Jale Karabekir from Turkey. Birgit and Jale will help us with their experiences to initiate or go deeper in this dramatic participatory technique orientated to the transformation of conflicts.

Saturday, the 30th of January (anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi), from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 8pm
Laboratory about Theatre of the oppressed played by Birgit Fritz and Jale Karabekir. A creative working day in which we will deal with diverse topics through different forms of TO that are of the interest of the participants.

Theatre of the oppressed (TO)
Method and theatrical movement created by the Brazilian playwright Augusto Boal. At Theatre of the oppressed the spectator observes the reality of the conflict issue and participates in the scene in order to transform such reality; the spectator transforms, consciously and voluntarily, and ends up being the actor of the performance. The “boards” from January until March will be about Theatre of the oppressed, and in January about cultures and feminism.

Birgit Fritz (Klagenfurt, Austria, 1966)
She is an activist of the theatre, pedagogue of the drama, investigator and participant of Theatre of the oppressed. She is as well the founder of Theatre of the oppressed platform in Vienna (Austria). Moreover, she is a collaborator of the Centre of Theatre of the oppressed Jana Sanskriti and of the International Institute Jana Sanskriti of Investigation and Resources in Kolkata (India). She is also a facilitator of some contextual projects by means of Theatre of the oppressed in countries such as Senegal, Kyrgyzstan, India or Germany. What is more, she is the author of two books: InExActArt – El Teatro autopoiético de Augusto Boal and Manual de Práctica de Teatro del Oprimido (in English and in German).

Jale Karabekir (Istanbul, Turkey, 1975)
She is the founder and director of the feminist theatre company Tiyatro Boyali Kus. She is the playwright and facilitator of techniques of Theatre of the oppressed by Augusto Boal. Moreover, she is the co-founder of CTO Turkey (Centre of Theatre of the oppressed). She is also a teacher at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Isik. She is as well one of the international directors of the recently created International Institute Jana Sanskriti of Investigation and Resources (at Theatre of the oppressed). She is the author of the book Teatro del Oprimido con Mujeres en Turquía: Hacia una Metodología Feminista (in Turkish) too.




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