Dream doctor lecture and workshop
29 August 2012
12:30pm - 2:00pm Clowns for Medical Service Lecture
Avital works as a Clown Therapist as part of the Dream Doctor project at Israel's Ha'emek Hospital in the paediatric ward and has done for the last 9 years. The Dream Doctors are professional theatre artists, with years of performance experience, who have combined their talents with rigorous medical training.
The Dream Doctor project works to foster joy, happiness and positivity to help motivate children to overcome and cope with illness and treatments. The main purpose of their work is to support and assist in the patients care, recovery and rehabilitation in full cooperation with the medical team of the hospital. The clowns motivate the patient to cooperate with the medical treatment and masks any painful and frightening experience.
During this lecture Avital will talk about the integration of medical clowns in medical procedures.
2:30pm - 4:30pm Hospital's Object Theatre workshop
Open to a limited number of participants - Registration required*
This is a practical workshop in Object animation and transformation with orientation to the therapeutic work of the medical clown in hospital. We will focus on hospital objects - any objects - bed, curtain, oxygen mask, injector and others. The aim of the workshop is to extend the clown's means of expression through visual and non-verbal elements.
Object transformation can lift the patient from a painful reality to a great fantasy world.
While playing the transformation game, we change the meaning of the object from painful to playful. Object animation and transformation is a creative tool to change the attitude towards hospital reality on the spot. For example: A hospital bed can also be a ship to sail with it into the great wide world.
Please register to firstname.lastname@example.org for the workshop by 23 August 2012.
Time: 12.30 - 4.30pm
Location: Footbridge Theatre, Camperdown campus
Contact: Stacey Gentilcore