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Developing "The Girl in the Attic" Norwegian Theatre in Education inspired programme for elderly people with Hungarian experts

Developing "The Girl in the Attic" Norwegian Theatre in Education inspired programme for elderly people with Hungarian experts

Project ID: HU07-0009-C2-2017

Projektgazda/Projekt Promoter InSite Drama Oktatási, Kulturális és Szolgáltató Nonprofit Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság/ InSite Drama Educational and Cultural Services Nonprofit Limited
Megvalósítási időszak/Implementation period 2017.05.01- 2017.10.31
Hazai Projekt Partnerek/National Project Partner -
Donor Projekt Partner/Donor Project Partner Høgskulen på Vestlandet; Dramaseksjonen
Összköltség / Total budget (EUR) 2 496 000 HUF/8 000 EUR
EGT/Norvég támogatás összege / EEA/Norwegian Grant (EUR) 2 496 000 HUF/8 000 EUR

This project revolves around the development of "The Girl in the Attic" Theatre in Education inspired performance. (Theatre in Education programmes are such complex arts pedagogical repertoire productions in which the creators of the programme initiate interactions with the participants, inviting them to jointly think about the questions offered by the theatrical parts. This might happen in the form of discussions, but the participants frequently get the possibility to take on roles, or become the writers and directors of the story.)

"The Girl in the Attic" is a devised performance for people with dementia and elderly people in general. The performance was created  by the Drama Department, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, as part of the "mother project" of this initiative: "Theatre in Education know-how exchange of artists and professors involving six Hungarian theatres, a Norwegian university and a Norwegian theatre" (HU07-0218-B1-2016). As the creators and performers of the performence would like to receive feedback and improve the interactive parts, they invited the two founders of InSite Drama, Adam Bethlenfalvy and Adam Cziboly for a three-days-long study trip (plus travel days) to Bergen. During these three days, they intend to conduct three performances of "The Girl in the Attic" in three different elderly homes. All three performances will be followed by a joint discussion and evaluation in the afternoon. The international team of the six Theatre in Education experts (four Norwegian; two Hungarian) will refine the interactive openings of the programme, which will be tested next day. Besides this mutual learning and developmental process, the three different elderly communities are also beneficiaries: they will experience "The Girl in the Attic" Theatre in Education performance. Results will be disseminated via both partners' online channels and within their professional networks.