Theatrical workshop and intensive workshops inside the “Beccaria” juvenile prison in Milan; systematization of the psycho-physical training and the pedagogical-theatrical method Khòros of Puntozero.
THE PROJECT IN DETAIL
Provide a solid preparation and a method to approach the theatrical practice and to connect the two worlds, inside and outside the prison: the detained boys and students, the two halves of the theater company.
35 young prisoners and ex-prisoners, minors detained in alternative structures, young citizens and students from the Puntozero schools and company between the ages of 16 and 25.
Puntozero realizes professional theater workshops within the Beccaria juvenile prison in Milan aimed at the social reintegration of subjects in difficulty (both as actors and as technicians) through a professional experimental approach with a strong innovative content. In 2015, Puntozero completed the renovation and implementation of the theater inside the prison (200 seats) to transform it into a place of active citizenship and cultural pluralism.
In 2020, the project involves the systematization of the Khoròs pedagogical-theatrical method and training for actors, developed by Puntozero in 2019, through the continuation of the workshops in the locations of the prison. In addition to the regular theatrical laboratory, three training workshops (theatre, dance-movement and singing-voice) to support and deepen the Khòros method.
Finally, a Laboratory Report is realized, providing a scientific documentation with the observation and drafting of a logbook with interviews with the participants (focus group), aimed at creating a documentary video to share and enhance the work and to spread the psychophysical method by Khoròs.
From 2017 to 2019, the project supported by AMI involved the creation of weekly theater workshops aimed at the production and staging of the shows of the Puntozero company.
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