Hua Dan programmes
Hua Dan programmes focus on three main areas. Our workshops for programmes such as Children’s Education and Women’s Empowerment run from one day to once a week for twelve weeks. Hand Made in China is Hua Dan’s theatre troupe which performs internationally.
Hua Dan helps
Hua Dan’s workshops are based on the pioneering work of Augusto Boal and his Forum Theatre techniques. We also incorporate Theatre-in-Education, Improvisation, Playback Theatre and many other participatory theatre forms.
Each workshop starts with theatre games designed to build trust and start developing confidence, creativity and teamwork. We then use ‘frozen pictures’ as a way to identify issues we will work on in the workshop, issues that participants themselves have identified as a need. We then turn these frozen pictures into scenes that enable participants to practise solutions to the problems they face and develop new skills to deal with those challenges. We seek not just awareness around a problem someone faces, but genuine and long-lasting behaviour change to empower people to take leadership in their lives and in the lives of their communities. We almost always finish each workshop or project with a performance in the community.
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