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Working with Young People with Learning Disabilities -Training Course

Working with Young People with Learning Disabilities -Training Course

1 - 3 November 2018

  • Presented at Burbidge Room
  • Tickets: Free event

For Sale

Please note: This course is now full but if you would like to join the waiting list or to be considered for repeat free sessions we plan to run in the near future please contact Box Office via 024 7655 3055 or email boxoffice@belgrade.co.uk

We are offering a 3-day training opportunity for up to 20 arts practitioners and artists who want to extend and adapt their practice to be more inclusive of young people with learning disabilities.

The three day training course will involve an exploration of the theatre methodology developed by Open Theatre Company over a period of 25 years of working with adults and young people with learning disabilities and of its application within special schools. The key elements of this methodology are as follows:

  • It is essentially interactive, non-verbal, physical and music-led
  • It places the creativity of people with learning disabilities at the heart of the process
  • It has significant impact on children and young people’s learning within the school curriculum
  • It develops the skills, abilities and qualities that these young people need to survive and thrive as they make the * transition into adulthood
  • It creates performance work on the borderlines of theatre, dance and mime, physical theatre at its best – a new kind of aesthetics.
  • It trains people with learning disabilities as performers of professional standard

The three day training course will develop an understanding of and skills in this way of working through apportioning the time roughly as follows: two days of practical work; a half-day of discussion and analysis of the theoretical base of the work: a half-day of working with the client group. The format for the three days work will be roughly as follows:

Day One: practical and theoretical session in developing skills in the theatre methodology
Day Two: practical and theoretical session in developing skills in the application of the methodology in special schools
Day Three: how to plan sessions and hands-on experience of working with young people with learning disabilities

It will be led by key OTC practitioners, including some experienced young people with learning disabilities.

Thu 1 Nov 10:00am Sold Out
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