RESURFACING IN THE ARTS
Date of the event: 27th November 2012
Speaker: Mamen Gallardo, actress and teacher
Participants: Crafts persons in general
Objective: Present the benefits that arts, such as theater, offer to help to escape ourselves from circumstances we must face like the actual crisis.
Place: TNT Center
Time: From 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Duration: 4 hours
Art can be an important ally to people and even more now with the crisis that hits us hard. Through the art of acting, these talks and workshops are steered toward a public who suffers from this situation.
Important ally as a way to evade, theater can help our participants in finding a path. By acting and through exercises we propose to the people in our workshops and talks, a new vision which can help them to escape from pessimism resulting from the crisis.
At first, the audience was a little bit reluctant and inhibited before dealing with exercises they were not used to do. During those exercises we wanted them to lose their inhibitions, to express themselves and to share personal history. It was not an easy task to transmit to unknown people how they felt and how the crisis has been affected them. However, after being shy, they managed to let go and the work environment ended up being remarkabe.
The conference was followed by intensive stares form the participants. It made us think that they could connect to the meaning of the conference.
At the end of the evening, some of us stayed a little bit to talk about what has been a good day with good people.