Art and social transformation: Theater piece + free art workshops
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SummaryWe are looking for volunteers to help us to spread the word about our first project by sharing flyers and posters throughout The Hague.
The project consists in the presentation of an interdisciplinary theatre piece "ZOOM" (spanish language and english and dutch subtitles) and 4 free artistic workshops (in spanish). Zoom will be the starting point for the creation and presentation of a collective piece based on the stories of the participants. In 4 free interdisciplinary workshops we will shape each story through words, sound and scenography.
We would like to invite everybody to the performances, no matter what language they speak.
Although, the workshops are oriented to the Spanish speaking community in The Netherlands because we believe there is not so much offer for this group and we believe is important to make their voices heard.
The idea of these workshops is both to engage the audience in a collective creation process using their own stories as a basis, as well as fomenting an opportunity for people to become involved with others. Since the proposal will be directed to people with different backgrounds the workshop will function as a moment to share, to integrate, to collaborate.
We are looking for volunteers to help us reach these target groups by sharing flyers and posters throughout the city and on the social media. This project aims to promote interactions between members of society, creating bonds and reducing social disparities.
We strongly believe that no matter what language one speaks or what culture they come from, they can all feel identify by the stories.
About Stichting Creëren
CREËREN in Dutch means “to create”. In Spanish, the verb “creer” means to consider something to be true or real. We believe that this word represents the spirit of our proposal as it merges the building blocks of both words: “to create” in dutch and “creer”, in Spanish.
We uphold our position that, in order to create something – a work of art, a project or reality – it is necessary to first believe (creer) in what we do.
The project is born out of our belief that art may prompt internal changes in people, which lead to “external” changes (whether visible or invisible) in their personal or social sphere.
Nonetheless, we believe that art has been set aside from formal educational programs, giving it a superfluous status more associated with entertainment than with an inner exploration of the creative and transformational capabilities of individuals. Considering the aforesaid, this project is based on the idea that it is necessary to change the traditional paradigm and give art a more prominent role in fostering sensitivity, creativity and teamwork.
The purpose of this project is to create and coordinate a working group comprising educators and artists, at local and international level, and to provide free workshops for different artistic disciplines, as well as to bring people closer to artistic performances. The proposal is aimed at vulnerable sectors within the Dutch territory.
The idea is to pave the way for artistic-educational proposals to reach the most vulnerable sectors, so that art does not remain a privilege reserved only to those who can afford it.
The project is based on the pedagogy of Education through Art and on the idea that people may develop their potential, while learning to work in groups in a creative and enriching way, both individually and collectively.
The CREËREN foundation will be in charge of coordinating and bringing different artistic workshops and productions from diverse disciplines to several places within the Dutch territory.