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TEFO X Chris Cooper Educational Drama Lab

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【TEFO X Chris Cooper:Educational Drama Lab】
 
Process Drama, Conventional Approach to drama and Theatre-in-Education are common techniques in drama education practice. Each approach serves particular educational objectives and creates different learning experiences. TEFO plans to invite Chris Cooper, the known British drama and education expert, to facilitate a four-day educational drama laboratory workshop. The laboratory aims to create a co-learning platform for exploring the characteristics of the above-mentioned three educational drama genres through practice.
 
 
Over the four days, Chris will lead the participants to:
- Experience how three educational drama genres, including Living Through Approach, Conventional Approach, and Theatre-in-Education will be applied using the same set of materials;
- Study the relationship, similarities and differences of these three genres;
- Explore the key concepts on Bondian approach to drama (such as center, site, extreme, theatre event, nothingness, invisible object, etc.)
 
 
【Lab Overview】
Day 1: Experience a "Process Drama (Living Through Apporach)"
Participants are invited to take part in a living through drama and experience the "metaxis" effect mentioned by Gavin Bolton and David Davis. The purpose in this phase is to build a common experience and language for the further discussion in the following workshops.
 
Day 2: Experience the same drama context through “Conventional Approach”
Participants will go through the same dramatic material in the first day by applying "Conventional Approach". Drama experience will be re-structured in a distanced dramatic framework. Different conventions will be used to connect the story. Compare to the learning experience in the previous day, participants will investigate how these two genres created different learning experience. This phase aims to help participants explore critically the features of using Conventional Approach in drama education.
 
Day 3: Devise a TIE play by using the same dramatic material
Based on the first day experience, Chris will organise a TIE script for the third day. Using the script, participants will explore the Bondian approach to drama, such as the concepts of invisible objects, extreme, site, center, theatre event, nothingness and other key Bondian concepts. From the perspective of actor-teacher in TIE, the participants will look into and discuss the differences in these three genres.
 
Day 4: Compare the experience of three different techniques
On the last day, participants will compare three different approaches in drama education. Through the group discussion and reflection, Chris will lead the group to think about a new educational drama/theatre approach proposed by David Davis in his book “Imagining the Real”.
 
 
【Details】
Date: 30/9 - 3/10/2018 (Sunday to Wednesday)
Time: 09:30 - 16:30 (A total of 24 hours; exclude one-hour lunch time each day)
Remarks: The workshop will be conducted in English
People with experience in drama education or applied theatre are preferred
 
Cost:
1) Early Bird Price (Closed):
TEFO member: HKD $3,800/person
Non-members: HKD $4,200/person
 
2) Regular Price (pay after 30/6/2018):
TEFO member: HKD $4,400/person
Non-members: HKD $4,800/person
Group application (two people or more): HKD $4,300/person
 
 
【Application Procedures】
1. Complete the online registration form.
2. Registrants will receive a notification via email regarding payment arrangement.
3. After receiving the payment notification, registrant shall complete the payment by the deadline to confirm the place.
4. The payment is non-refundable.
  
 
Event Details >> https://goo.gl/EF2pua
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Enquiries: Miss Chong (2392 2380 / shukman@tefo.hk)

 
 
【Facilitator Profile: Chris Cooper】
Chris is international director of Jian Xue International Education and Culture Institute in China, director of Accident Time and Play Lab in United Kingdom. As an actor, playwright and director, Chris has worked in Theatre-in-Education since 1988. He was the artistic director of the internationally renowned Big Brum Theatre-in-Education Company from 1999 to 2015. In the past 17 years, Chris has wrote more than 30 plays, directed 38 Theatre-in-Education projects and many other cooperative drama/theatre projects. He has also directed three important plays written by Edward Bond, the important playwright in contemporary world.

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