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THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA Webinar on 30th April

27 Apr 2022 1:06 AM | Anonymous

The fourth session of the webinar THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA will take place on Saturday, 30th April at 12 pm (noon) UTC on Zoom. Please, join us and invite your colleagues, so we can all together map the history and future of drama/theatre education through IDEA's story.

The event is conceptualized as an intergenerational and intercultural dialogue that examines IDEA history through a critical lens, but also with an aim of tracking the evolution of drama/theatre education and directing its future.

The featured guests of the fourth session are Dan Baron Cohen and Andreea Jicman, while the session host is Zeki Ozen, IDEA Director of Research, and the technical host is Borisav Matic, the IDEA Administrator.

Dan Baron Cohen is a community performance educator and eco-cultural activist of Welsh-Quebecois origin, who has lived in the Brazilian Amazon city of Marabá since 2008.

In 1998, a visiting professorship at the University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, launched collaborations with landless, indigenous, trade-union and university communities across Brazil. He has dedicated the past 24 years to developing his Transformance pedagogy (transformation through performance) in collaboration networks in Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America and Europe.

Between 2001-2012, Dan contributed to the International Council of the World Social Forum. Between 1998-2004, he served as President of the GMC of IDEA and between 2004-2010, as President of the EC. In this capacity, Dan co-founded and chaired the World Alliance for Arts Education (2006-2010), collaborating with UNESCO.

Today, Dan prioritizes his 12-year Rivers of Meeting project in the Afro-Indigenous village of Cabelo Seco, nurturing youth-led community cooperatives. These performance educators coordinate solar-energy, medicinal plant gardens, street libraries and cinemas, and workshop courses in their Community University of the Rivers, to nurture a paradigm of education based on ecopedagogies for sustainable community.

Dan has published essays, poems, videos and the books: Theatre of Self-determination, Cultural Literacy, Harvest in Times of Drought, and the Rivers of Meeting Pedagogies.

Andreea Jicman is an associate professor at UNATC „I.L. Caragiale” at the Center for Pedagogical and Didactic Training from February 2021. She is also collaborating with different private and public schools for theatre workshops.

Over time, she has worked with people ranging in age from 3 years to adults, in contexts of non-formal or formal education, thus gaining experience in working with various groups. During the past few years, she was part of the coordination and implementation team of several activities (conferences, exploratory seminars, workshops) and educational projects implemented by the Theatre Pedagogy MA within the Acting Department of “I.L. Caragiale” UNATC.

She graduated the BA in Communication (SNSPA) and the MA in Theater Pedagogy (UNATC). In February 2021 she presented her doctoral thesis entitled “The art of theatre for social inclusion”, an argument in favor of adapting and applying theatrical methods and techniques to facilitate an inclusive climate within the educational environment. The aim of her research interest is to identify concrete ways to use theatre for educational purposes and as a tool for cultural intervention.

You can check the local time of the event here.

You can follow the event via live stream on our Facebook or join directly the Zoom meeting.

IDEA INTERNATIONAL is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA Webinar on 30th April

Time: Apr 30, 2022 12:00 PM Universal Time UTC

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