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Rainbow of Desire Workshop

Rainbow of Desire Workshop

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Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre is a professional, Edmonton-based theatre dedicated to the development, production, promotion, and presentation…

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ImagiNation Miscellany presents "Rainbow of Desire Workshop: Confronting Concepts of Us vs. Them" from November 16-19, 2017 at Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre, 11516 103 St.

Facilitated by David Diamond (Theatre for Living)

In this four-day workshop, participants will be introduced to the Rainbow of Desire, and the philosophies behind Theatre for Living. After 2 days of warm ups, group building work, and Image Theatre, the Rainbow of Desire explores our own internal voices that complicate our relationships with other people and stop us from achieving our goals. This series of transformative techniques allows us to see how we contain many different desires and fears at any one time. By learning to identify these internal voices, we begin the process of understanding ourselves and each other.

Workshop costs include drinks and light snacks.

Theatre for Living

Founded in 1981, Vancouver's Theatre for Living (formerly Headlines Theatre), directed by David Diamond, uses THEATRE FOR LIVING to help living communities tell their stories. THEATRE FOR LIVING has evolved from Augusto Boal's "Theatre of the Oppressed". Since 1989 Theatre for Living work has slowly moved away from the binary language and model of "oppressor/oppressed" and now approaches community-based cultural work from a systems-based perspective; understanding that a community is a complexly integrated, living organism. Theatre for Living's work is a worldwide leading example of theatre for social change; theatre for dialogue creation and conflict resolution; theatre for community healing and empowerment. Projects have taken place in collaboration with First Nations and multicultural communities through hundreds of theatre workshops, Power Plays and Forum Theatre events around the world on issues such as violence and suicide prevention, anti-racism workshops, youth empowerment, homelessness and mental health, othering, bullying and community development.

This workshop is sponsored by Theatre Alberta with funding from The Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Christie Lites Sales, as part of the ‘Workshops by Request: Hometown Series.’

Thursday, November 16: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, November 17: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 18: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, November 19: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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