Education to Theatricality: The Theatrical Workshop as a Training Model the Expressive and Performing Arts in Education

Gaetano Oliva


Background: Education to Theatricality as pedagogical and artistic research is experienced by almost twenty years inItaly in laboratories and projects organized in collaboration with universities, schools, theaters, educational centers,cultural centers, educational and social services, associations. Education to Theatricality is a science that includesdifferent of disciplines such as pedagogy, sociology, human sciences, psychology and the performing arts in general.The scientific basis of this discipline allows us to apply it in all possible contexts possible and with any individual,because it keep the man as he is in the center of its pedagogical process. One of the fundamental principles ofEducation to Theatricality is the construction of the actor - person; the main aim is the development of creativity andimagination through a scientific training leads by the actor on himself. The present theoretical writing syntheticallyintroduces the fundamental elements of the theory.Method: This study discusses relationship between theater and education analyzing the main elements of this meeting.First part presents the theories: the birth of the theatrical workshop, development of Education to Theatricality and thedefinition of its theoretical issues: I-AM’s scheme; creative subject, creative act; laboratory and its aestheticphilosophy: Art as a vehicle. Second part presents theater pedagogy through creative movement. The text presentsthe exercises on the languages of human communication the method of work. Third part presents projects andplanning in education laboratory expressive arts.Conclusions: Education to Theatricality as pedagogy uses the expressive arts into the theatre workshop for to lead thesubject to path of growth and training activating the original potential skills of this person.

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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