Katarsis, Theater and Nature

Awake the Artist inside you

The workshop is open to all beneficiaries of Erasmus KA1 program

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Why this workshop ?

Since the first edition of this workshop in May of 2012, we have received many requests to repeat it. The requests mainly came from people who’s friends have attended it.
Enough said, here it is again :-)

About the workshop

This workshop combines Theater training and contact with Nature. The main approach of our workshop is the ancient Greek idea of ‘Theater as Katarsis’, an instrument of social integration .The actor uses the whole of his being as a tool of communication, therefore the same methods of training used by actors can be used by anyone who wants to improve their existential condition. In addition to building social and communication skills, overall involvement in drama courses and performance has been shown to improve students self-esteem as well as their confidence and their academic abilities.

Workshop Activities

Thai Chi Chuan: a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise , stretching, breathing, and relaxation.
Theater training: listen to the surroundings, overcome the limits and barriers that block your authentic being, connect with the primordial energy.
Secrets of the Old Farm : preparation of bread, cheese, using the ancient techniques of local tradition.
Group Theater Training: group exercise aimed to facilitate the communication with the others, the integration within a group, the overcoming of shyness and aggressiveness.
Theater Dance: listen to the music, explore your body movement potentials, physical contact with other bodies, enjoy the cerebral benefits of music.
Improvisational Theater exercises: free yourself, use your creativity, create your own character and play it on the stage.
Study of Sounds: different idioms and the ways those idiom sounds could be used in drama, the training aim is the experimentation of a non-verbal communication method and the reciprocal learning of the sounds of each different idiom
- Excursions: Experience history and the culture of the beautiful territory where the workshop is taking place by visiting various sites.
- On the Sand: We are lucky because the workshop venue is close to the Puglia sea side ! We will go there and do some special theater exercises, right on the beach.
The expected participant group are people who love Theater and Nature, Teachers (pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs), teacher trainers, careers officers, educational guides and counsellors, headteachers / principals / managers of schools / organisations offering adult education, HRM professionals and managers, non-professional actors as well as those just curious and willing to experience something new.
Participants will all work together in a perspective of collective growth
We expect maximum 20 and minimum of 4 participants per workshop.
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If you are group of 4 or more we can arrange the program and the dates to suit your needs

Some of our instructors

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located ?
Fatalamanga Art Farm is located near the town of Alberobello in the region of Puglia in the south of ITALY, here's the map

What are my accommodation options during the workshop ?
You’ll have two options
- First option is to let us arrange everything, lodging, meals and all transportation during the course for the price between €550-640 for whole 9 days, depending on a season and the size of the group
Second option is that you arrange it all on your own, we will help of course

What is the workshop fee ?
Each training session is 7 days (9 days including day of arrival and day of departure)
Workshop fee is €490

Upcoming Sessions in 2017

  • May: 22nd - 28th (arrival 21, departure 29)
    June: 26th - 2nd July (arrival 25, departure 3 July)
    July : 24th - 30th (arrival 23, departure 31)
    August : 21st - 27th (arrival 20- departure 28)
    September : 18th - 24th (arrival 17- departure 25)

Expected Outcome

• Improved capacity for social integration

• Improved listening-communication skills

• Overcomes of shyness and fear

• Knowledge of local traditions and cultural integration

• Awareness of the idea of sustainability with respect for nature and natural food

See our web site to find out more about us