Monday, May 10, 2021

Festival of Performing Arts and Good Practices

Festival in the Focus

The Festival of Performing Arts and Good Practices „ BE CREATIVEBE INTERACTIVE BE INTERETHNIC“ is a result of the creative workshops that were held within the USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project. Through art and by using the social media and new technologies, young people were creative in finding ways for strengthening the interethnic dialogue in the school environment and the respect of the human rights among young people.

At the festival, which will be held in the Youth Cultural Center (MKC) on September 19 (Saturday), will be presented examples and best practices of informal education, direct work with young people, examples of practical workshops, in a fun and entertaining way and through artistic work.

Let’s support the good examples of creative work with the young generation for rich interethnic dialogue! BE CREATIVE – BE INTERACTIVE – BE INTERETHNIC

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10.30 – 11.00     Musician Band (live) from Bodganci Secondary School

11.00 – 11.15   Official Start of the Event

11.15 – 11.45   Performance of the theatre play “We’re all one” by the students of the

SS “ Orde Copela” from Prilep

12.00 – 12.30   Performance of the theatre play “Shakespeare at the door“ by the students of the SS “ Dobri Daskalov “ from Kavadarci

12.30 – 13.30   Concert of the Natty Fiyah SS (Rootsman I / Conq.Lion & Spincore)

(First part)

13.30 – 14.00   Performance of the theatre play “Our neighborhood“ by the students of the SS “ Boro Petrusevski”, from Skopje

14.15 – 14.45   Performance of the theatre play “A Postcard from Ohrid“ by the students of the SS “ St.Kliment Ohridski, from Ohrid

14.45 – 16.00   Concert of the Natty Fiyah SS (Rootsman I / Conq.Lion & Spincore)

(Second part)

Additional Activities:

* Photo exhibition made by students of the SS “ Drita” and “ Mirko Mileski”, from Kicevo and SS” Cvetan Dimov” from Skopje.

* Jugglers that will interact with students.

* Graffiti with diverse messages.

* Show of short films made by secondary school students in Macedonia.

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**** What is the purpose of the Festival?

The Festival should be a practical and a good example for those who want to work in a creative manner with the youth, on strengthening the participation of young people in the interethnic dialogue in the school environment. Concurrently, the aim is to raise the civil awareness and the respect of human rights among the young people in Macedonia via a creative approach and expression (by using art, social media and new technologies).

**** What makes the Festival different from the other, similar initiatives?

This Festival is part of a Project, in which creative or artistic processes were used, via which, young people obtained the necessary tools for integration in a civil and democratic society.
The methodology used in the Project comes from the “Art for social changes” Programme that the Performing Arts Centre “Multimedia” (partner organization in the USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project) has implemented in the recent years and is based on Augusto Boal’s “Theatre in Education “.

**** What methodology was applied during the preparation of the workshops?

The methodology offers constructive ways for the young people to begin resolving their problems and deal with different conflicts. It is adjusted for work in multiethnic and multicultural environments that reflect the Macedonian reality.

**** Can this example be repeated in future?

The framework that was used in the creative processes of this project can function as a guideline for similar initiatives in future. The purpose of this Festival is to be of benefit to those mediators and leaders who were not part of the creative workshops and who work with young people throughout the Republic of Macedonia.
The Festival will also serve as good practice for the partners, municipalities, schools, donors, sponsors and other interested parties in the concept of creative workshops and the use of arts and social media as tools in the process.
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