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ACTitude International Partner Exchange

ACTitude International Partner Exchange

October 21 @ 10:00 am 5:00 pm IST

North Brunswick St
Dublin 7, D07 CR98
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International Partner Exchange attended by partners of the ACTitude project. Hosted by Smashing Times.

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This event is an international partner exchange for partners in the ACTitude project. The ACTitude project develops an innovative methodology based on improvisation techniques (Improv) to facilitate individuals suffering from mental health disorders to confront demonstrations of social rejection in the form of verbal abuse and mockery to which they are being exposed so often in their day-to-day lives.

In contrast to traditional theatre, Improv is a method based on natural actions that surge during the performance. In Improv, there are no scripts- the latter are being created on the go, through the interaction between the persons involved in the performance.

The ACTitude Improv based training program provides professionals working with the target group with a tailor-made intervention process to empower the persons with mental illness to recognize when they are being subject to verbal abuse, to stand up for themselves, and respond to the offenders in real time in order to cut short the abuse.

The training program, using elements of the 3rd generation psychological therapies and techniques applied in improvisational theatre is created jointly by the team of psychologists and researchers from the Dept. of Psychology of the University of Maribor (UM) and a transnational team of expert performers and trainers specialized in improvisation.

Funded by Erasmus+. The partners are Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, Dublin, Ireland; Intras, Spain; EDRA, (Mental health service provider) Greece; KNUA (theater studies department of the Kapodisian University) Greece; University of Maribor, Slovenia; IMPROVA (improv theatre company), Spain.

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North Brunswick St
Dublin 7, D07 CR98
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