The workshops of Education to dialogue of dr. Angelica Edna Calo Livne, are a big success in all over the world.
Arts have an important role in education, especially in providing pedagogical tools inspired by the performing arts. According to Edwards (2018) dance, theater and music create verbal and non-verbal ways of communication and performing arts experience encourages to develop listening skills and the ability to apply in different situations. Doing theater is a strategy and tool for awareness and empowerment of the participants, and for the formation of a local community that works to promote peace within and outside it and to fight violence reduction. For this strategy to be effective one must build the historical and social connection collectively while respecting the cultures of the participants (Harada, Pedroso, & Regina, 2010). Doing theater, with all the activities inherent in it – improvisation, writing, setting, directing, creating dialogue and monologue – provides the skills needed today for a productive social life: a) contain and collaborate; B)relate in different languages; C) communicate; D) Know how to solve the problems and create the harmony that will lead to a life of peace.
This is expressed in verbal and non-verbal ways, in personal empowerment and “soft” skills development. These soft skills include communication skills, creativity, teamwork, and leadership skills. This workshop will give an approach with new pedagogical tools for a widespread systemic pedagogical change and innovation according to three steps proposed by Fullan (2007): the initiation phase of change, its implementation phase and the institutionalization phase. The tools demonstrate the implementation of a unique educational program that incorporates the performing arts in education.
The workshop is designed to create an atmosphere of release, of joy, of filling energies in a group of people who know or do not know in advance.
Participants will experience an exciting, entertaining, and unexpected journey through movement and sound, theater excercises and simulations.
They will discover an expansion of their personal repertoire and a new face in hidden realms that they did not know before. The creative encounter through the theatrical activity is aimed at building the shared vision, exploring the meaning that the group wants to give change, through three basic aspects: solidarity, collaboration and enjoyment (Marra, 2004).
The workshop is built on working on a physical, emotional and mental level and, in accordance with the Rogerian approach, the person at the center and the role of the educating facilitator is to emphasize his or her talents and uniqueness.