Zomeracademie 2018

It is autumn now, the season when everybody tries to find their own way to warm themselves. Fortunately, we have our memories which sometimes can serve as the source of energy and warmth during cold autumn evenings.

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At the moment I cannot conceal a smile recollecting the time spent in the Summer Academy in Destelheide. Although it lasted only for a week from the sixteenth to the twenty-second of July, it still evokes sweet aftertaste in my mind.

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The Summer Academy functioned as a creative space for those who had been searching for the atmospheric background full of like-minded individuals together with whom it was possible to create a product of art: material or unmaterial. We were able to choose between ten workshops such as: radio plays and sound stories; co-improvising images with objects; image and imagery; creative writing; pressing matters; costume and textile; theatre of the senses; happening sound; dance, composition and improvisation; experimental building and composing. Three of us chose three different workshops. Amel took part in “Image and Imagery”. David was attracted by “Experimental Building and Composing”. I could not participate in anything else except “Theatre of the Senses”.

 

39064427_10156614196494100_1389535371817123840_nMy workshop was conducted by Jean-Marie Oriot, a set designer, director and performer in various European companies and projects. He was able to build such an atmosphere for the participants from different countries, speaking different languages, working in different fields, that united us into one artistic organism investigating a poetic space as a tool for change.  

The results of our work were presented in one of last days. Finally, everybody managed to see with their own eyes what had been happening within the walls of other ateliers. If you also want to take a look at some of the photos and videos from the Summer Academy, follow the link: https://www.facebook.com/zomeracademie/39049642_10156614228029100_3496583560582660096_n

By Kristina Kitsula

 

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GOODBYE TIME

Many important words have been already said, plenty of ‘goodbyes’ experienced and some tears shed… Nevertheless I’m not going to leave without writing couple of lines also here as for those 9 months it’s been place where I was sharing my thoughts, opinion and experience…

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8 REASONS TO FALL IN LOVE IN BELGIUM

It’s passing 8th month of my life in Belgium, time being also the longest period I’ve ever lived abroad. It’s definately enough time for noticing things characteristic for country and people living there, good as well as bad. But today I’ll focus on the best, 8 things I’ll miss after leaving Belgium and which make me finally thinking: ‘It may be not soo bad idea to stay here for longer…’.

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WHY AM I A VOLUNTEER?

When you enter a new environment, doesn’t matter if it’s a new work, group of friends, country or even if you randomly meet new people you have to be always ready for hail of questions… And at the beginning you are of course a bit confused with answering but with time you realize that when you answer you don’t only answer to somebody, but mainly to yourself. Today I’m going to share with you the answer for the most frequently asked question since I decided to become volunteer for almost one year. Why I made this decision? Continue reading “WHY AM I A VOLUNTEER?”

COMPLAINS AND COMPLIMENTS

It’s been so long time since I wrote in our blog last time (I leave that honor usually to Ania because she is much inspired  then me to write) but today I decided that I had somethings to say.

I have to complain and make compliments  (the gripes are easier and not to serious !!!)…

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WORKING IN DE HOGE RIELEN

It’s been a two months since our arrival in De Hoge Rielen and still not cease to discover people, places and activities of this beautiful place! It’s hard to describe how this park can bring so much happiness to those who work here and those who simply spend their free time here, but I’ll try anyway to give you an idea….

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