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Monday, March 10 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Creation of Safe Spaces Through Art Education

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Expression of any kind begins with an impulse. Impulses that have been nurtured within safe spaces flow with greater freedom. Those impulses that were squelched by unsafe spaces have difficulty finding expression. Today, we are increasingly aware of the need to find creative solutions to the difficult problems and various threats we face. Therefore, it is increasingly important to create and nurture safe spaces for the creative impulses to emerge and thrive. Mark and Humberto do this through the art of theatre. The original definition of the word “theatre” comes from the Greek, theatron, which means: the listening place. The listening place is not just a place of listening, but it is also a place of telling. Artists & educators make great partners in the search to create safe spaces. By applying a few of the tools handed down and refined by Humberto & Mark, participants can learn how to create the atmosphere and circumstances that give students and practitioners the courage to create.

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Mark Olsen

Chair of Arts ProgramNew York Film AcademyMark teaches stage movement at the Juilliard School, acting at Columbia University, and is the Chair of the Musical Theatre Program at the New York Film Academy. Former Head of Acting of the Penn State School of Theatre, a professional actor... Read More →

Monday March 10, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Omni Downtown, Austin