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 My idea of man and my pedagogical philosophy

We can divide human beings in 4 different dimensions:

1) the dimension of mind
2) the dimension of body
3) the dimension of soul
4) the social dimension

  • In this model the dimension of mind is connected especially with logical thinking. The dimension of soul includes aesthetics, feelings and beliefs. If all these four dimensions are in good condition and balance we can be healthy and live in harmony. In ordinary education they are very often separated or forgotten. But when we are working in a group with arts or creative methods all these dimensions are always activated at the same time! Therefore I believe that this kind of education, for example drama education, is also empowering and even healing some way.
     
  • However, it is very important to recognize the limitations. My workshops cannot replace therapy or clinical supervision.
     
  • I like very much Michelangelo´s answer when he was asked how he can make so natural stabiles of human beings. He answered that he's merely taking off the stone that prevents us from seeing the human being. It is the same with drama and dance! We're only revealing the
    person hidden within the stone! You need not to be talented or experienced. You are accepted as you are. Drama and dance belong to everybody! I myself have made a lot of work with my stone and I still have a lot to do.
     
  • In my creative processes I want to give space to free thinking, free moving, free feeling and open social communication. I want to give space to personal stories and personal expression so that the participants can feel released and emancipated and one day take the power in their own life.

 

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