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  • Pictures from the latest Parkour workshop | The Freedom Theatre
    us VOICES MAGAZINE LIVE STREAM DONATE FRIENDS SUPPORTERS France Germany Portugal Scotland Sweden UK USA Supporters عربي Home News Pictures from the latest Parkour workshop Pictures from the latest Parkour workshop Chris Keighley takes the students in the Parkour workshop to a local park to train 2012 01 17 Admin Share tweet Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Name Email Website Comment Subscribe to

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  • Featured Guest: Chris Keighley – Parkour Workshop | The Freedom Theatre
    Students in the workshop will work towards improving their physical strength and their ability to overcome challenges they face in life This workshop will help to develop and build confidence and problem solving skills Chris Keighley was already a veteran of the UK parkour scene when the Parkour Academy classes first started in London He discovered parkour in the Channel 4 documentary Jump London and immediately threw himself into serious training A combination of years of football and a decade long love affair with cycling had instilled in Chris an intense devotion to keeping fit and active His skill strength and determination are inspirational to all who train with him and he is now a Senior Coach within the Parkour Generations teaching team as well as a Board Member for Parkour UK the National Governing Body and one of the few Level 3 qualified A D A P T coaches in the country slideshow Parkour PK is a training method founded by David Belle in the 1990s which focuses on rational movement in both the natural and urban environments The focus is to move around obstacles with speed and efficiency Developed in France the main purpose of the discipline is

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  • Creative Resistance to Recent Military Incursions on Jenin Refugee camp! | The Freedom Theatre
    feature g user u context G2a31112UCGXQYbcTJ33Y WWX5QixRPRJzycg3H8wiDFLExyVgLho Welcome to our upcoming performance MIDNIGHT RAID Life Accounts Under Military Rule At 2pm on Wednesday January 4th The Freedom Theatre will stage a second Playback Theatre event to protest against the ongoing arrests and nightly raids taking place in Jenin Refugee Camp Jenin Refugee Camp has recently suffered a higher number of Israeli military incursions and arrests than usual In their incursions the Israeli army typically breaks into homes blindfolding handcuffing and removing innocent people who are not suspected or accused of any crime These people are often beaten verbally insulted and locked in prison cells without access to any form of legal support Reports from those arrested and detained speak of inhumane treatment that amounts to torture To bring attention to these human rights violations and the broader realities of occupation and apartheid The Freedom Theatre will hold an interactive forum on January 4th In this event community members will share their experiences under military rule Examples of popular struggle and psychological resistance will also be shared These testimonies and accounts will be enacted using Playback Theatre a form of improvisational theatre where audience members volunteer life experiences and watch as a team of actors and musicians instantly transform their accounts into the language of sound dance movement poetry and text The event will provide an opportunity for released prisoners and other community members to communicate their story to one another and to the broader public The event will also send a clear message to the Israeli government and military that their actions are being closely scrutinized recorded and publicized by local and international observers For further information call Rawand Arqawi Press Officer on 972 0 599971070 Or e mail The Freedom Theatre at info thefreedomtheatre org The Freedom Theatre held

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  • Video: The Freedom Theatre Responds to Israeli Military Incursions | The Freedom Theatre
    VOICES MAGAZINE LIVE STREAM DONATE FRIENDS SUPPORTERS France Germany Portugal Scotland Sweden UK USA Supporters عربي Home News Video The Freedom Theatre Responds to Israeli Military Incursions Video The Freedom Theatre Responds to Israeli Military Incursions Watch this video on YouTube Watch this video on YouTube 2011 12 23 Admin Share tweet Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Name Email Website Comment Subscribe to

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/the-freedom-theatre-responds-to-israeli-military-incursions/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Featured Guest: Voice Coach Peter Melin | The Freedom Theatre
    Melin Featured Guest Voice Coach Peter Melin Peter Melin is a teacher at the Academy of Music and Drama at Gothenburg University in Sweden where he is responsible for the voice bodywork and acting classes He has spent 2 weeks teaching our students at the Acting School about basic voice bodywork implementation of voice warm ups in their morning routine Peters visit was part of an exchange between The Freedom Theatre and the Academy of Music and Drama at Gothenburg University He has been investigating ways he can share methods between the two curriculum This is the second time that Peter has worked with us and it has been a wonderful experience that is now opening new opportunities for the theatre Peter will be coming to Jenin on a regular basis He is interested in using his network of Scandinavian voice teachers who would like to be part of a voice program in the Acting school We hope that soon we will also have our teachers going to visit Gothenburg University to continue this exchange All of this wouldn t have been possible without the support of HSM of Gothenburg University that has been our partner for four years 2011

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/featured-guest-voice-coach-peter-melin/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Stories From Aida Camp and Hebron Youth | The Freedom Theatre
    Aida Camp and Hebron Youth The Freedom Theatre proudly presents two interactive theatre events The Freedom Theatre in partnership with Alrowwad Cultural and Theatre Society Stories from Aida Camp Tuesday March 6th 3 30pm 5 00pm Alrowwad Cultural and Theatre Society Aida Refugee Camp Bethlehem The Freedom Theatre in partnership with Hebron Rehabilitation Committee Stories from Hebron Youth Wednesday March 7th 11am 12 30pm Spanish Academy Hebron Rehabilitation Committee Hebron In these events audience members are invited to share autobiographical accounts relating to the key issues of their home communities We will also hear stories about the various ways that youth and adults are engaging in popular struggle and civil resistance An ensemble of actors and musicians will use Playback Theatre to enact these accounts For more information please contact Ben Rivers 972 0 592 902256 or 972 0 544 930542 Faisal Abu Alheja 972 0 599649008 Playback Theatre is an interactive theatre approach used in over 50 countries as a tool for community building public dialogue trauma recovery social activism and popular education In a Playback event audience members share thoughts feelings memories and autobiographical accounts and watch as a team of actors and musicians instantly transform these experiences

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/stories-from-aida-camp-and-hebron-youth/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Stories From the Arab Spring | The Freedom Theatre
    then Amman and other cities in Jordan have seen numerous public demonstrations inspired by the Arab Spring Protestors have opposed government corruption unemployment and the rising cost of living On February 24 th 2012 The Freedom Theatre held a playback theatre event in Amman titled Stories from the Arab Spring The event provided an opportunity for reflection and dialogue about the past year Audience members were invited to share autobiographical accounts relating to the use of civil resistance and popular struggle The event also welcomed personal accounts relating to the social economic and political oppressions that sparked the Arab Spring Stories from the Arab Spring was advertised by word of mouth and by social media An audience of about 50 60 youth adults men and women gathered at Al Balad Theatre in Downtown Amman for the event The audience was eager to share their experiences hopes and critiques about the revolutionary tide that has swept through the Arab world since December 2010 Over the course of the evening we heard stories about the uprisings in Egypt Syria and Jordan We also heard from one person who described how the Spring has impacted the protest movement in the USA An ensemble of three Freedom Theatre actors Ahmed Roch Eyad Horani and Faisal Abu Al Heja enacted the audiences accounts using playback theatre an interactive theatre approach used in over 50 countries as a tool for community building public dialogue trauma recovery social activism and popular education In a Playback event audience members share thoughts feelings memories and autobiographical accounts and watch as a team of actors and musicians instantly transform these experiences into improvised theatre pieces Stories from the Arab Spring was held after a weeklong playback theatre training workshop in Amman led by The Freedom Theatre The Freedom Theatre is

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/stories-from-the-arab-spring/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Upcoming Freedom Theatre Performance in Amman, Jordan | The Freedom Theatre
    performance will be held on Friday February 24th from 7 30 to 9 00 pm at the Al Balad Theatre in Amman Jordan In particular we welcome true stories about the use of popular struggle and civil resistance including strikes rallies social media and art activism to organize communicate raise awareness and demand reform We also welcome personal accounts relating to the social economic and political oppressions that sparked the Arab Spring An ensemble of performers will use Playback Theatre to instantly transform these accounts into pieces of improvised theatre and music For more information please visit our facebook page at https www facebook com events 118354398290382 BACKGROUND On February 25th 2011 ten thousand protesters took to the streets of Amman demanding substantial economic and political reform This protest and those that followed are part of the regional movement that opposes human rights violations government corruption unemployment and poverty Through the sharing of personal accounts and through the medium of improvisational theatre we will reflect upon and dialogue about the past year the hopes the struggles the actions and the accomplishments PLAYBACK THEATRE Playback Theatre is an interactive theatre approach used in over 50 countries as a tool for community

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