INTRODUCTION TO IMAGE THEATRE-IN GROUPS
This activity develops empathy, teaches how to become sensible towards suffering of other people.
Gives insight and expression of personal experiences.
It is often an inspiration for forum theatre.
If we analyse the picture (see DYNAMISM), it is a great technique to work on yourself, as well as confrontation with own problems.
The participants are divided into groups consisting of several people each. Everyone sculpts other members of a group respectively, to depict oppression. The “sculptor” introduces himself as a victim. Work in silence. No explanations.
Each scene should be practiced a couple of times, so that everyone can memorise consecutive sequences (e.g. for 5 participants there would be 5 depictions).
Eventually groups present their images. Slowly. Dramatically. Music in the background can be added.