The theater is – among others- a political fact and phenomenon.From the classic works of the ancient/medieval/renaissance era, to their most modern texts and pieces of art, the political ideological aspects are intense.
Texts always hide a social reflection, show social behaviors/models that the viewer or reader is called to follow or to reject.
Much more when the theater and theatrical (or art in general) techniques become a tool and material to teach these behaviors and social phenomena.
HEDA project will attribute to the teachers and educators a method through theater that can use it to reflect students on social phenomena, or also social behaviors, to acquire consciousness of society in which they will join and participate, will work and create as responsible, conscious citizens.
HEDA project is for teachers of the secondary schools, a unique way to teach the citizenship education and human rights through theater and art.
Picasso’s GUERNICA is an emblematic masterpiece of modern culture, equal to a Shakespeare’s or Aeschylus Work. An art critic or an historical art analyst could talk about Picasso’s epic composition, for hours and hours.
But a teacher can also talk to his students for the horror of war, to cultivate Anti-war, peaceful feelings and beliefs to young future citizens. The same can be done with a scene from Euripides’s Trojan women.
HEDA will be processed and delivered to the teachers, a method (theory and then modeled examples) of how step-by-step, teacher can teach the citizen’s education and Human Rights (and lessons related like these) using art. It will organize workshops to direct participating teachers into a new method that is not limited to the classical teaching of the passive receivers who just listen but will proposes experiential ways of teaching.