Osonó's latest Erasmus+ project dedicated to youth workers
Osonó Theatre, in partnership with the Adrenalin Sports Association of Sfântu Gheorghe and the Hungarian Cultural Association of Vojvodina (VMMSZ), carried out a project titled “Health for a Better Future - Personality development and health awareness in education” in Budapest, with the purpose to support youth workers by offering diverse, personally and professionally valuable non-formal training. In addition to sharing innovative educational methods, the programme, which took place between 24-30 November, also meant an opportunity for recharging and professional networking for the 15 participants from Hungary, Romania and Serbia.
With the support of the Erasmus+ Programme, the project has been carried out as part of a long-term regional initiative which aims to compensate for the difficulties faced by youth workers in the region, providing opportunities for professional development, networking and recharging.
The 600th performance of our theatre piece As Water Reflects the Face
On the 25th of October at 19:15, the Katona József Theatre of Budapest hosted the festive 600th performance, which as usual with Osonó, was followed by an interactive audience assembly and discussion. The documentary theatrical piece, directed by Fazakas Misi, was first presented to the public on the 21st of May 2011 and has been performed since then in 191 settlements of 24 countries on 3 continents. So far, the production has represented Eastern Europe at 12 international festivals and has received numerous awards. The company's permanent actor, Mucha Oszkár, has been part of the production since the beginning, and so far 51 other actors have collaborated in the performance, including three from Thailand. During the 600 performances, approximately 32,000 spectators have seen the production, and 600 litres of milk and 1,200 bananas have been used up as props.
Osonó Theatre begins its tour around Transylvania
Between 5-12 October, the performance As Water Reflects the Face, which explores the personal stories of youngsters, will be performed in Sfântu Gheorghe, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Cluj Napoca, Sub Cetate and Ditrău. The tour is a preparation for the 600th performance of the production, which will take place on the 25th of October at Katona József Theatre, Budapest.
Each performance will be followed by an audience discussion, which will provide an opportunity to reflect on and talk about the issues and problems raised by the documentary theatrical piece. The starting point of the show, directed by Fazakas Misi, is based on the personal stories of youngsters, so the company explores several social problems affecting young people, the situation and stories of lonely children, helpless parents, vulnerable youngsters, showing our faces as reflected by the water. So far, the production has been performed in 190 settlements of 24 countries across 3 continents.
Osonó’s long-term Erasmus+ programme to support youth workers continues in Budapest
Osonó Theatre, in partnership with the Adrenalin Sports Association of Sfântu Gheorghe and the Hungarian Cultural Association of Vojvodina, has launched its “Youth Workers Go!” project, which aims to support youth workers by offering free, diverse, personally and professionally valuable non-formal training. This will be carried out through a three-stage project, supported by the European Union's Erasmus+ programme, which will focus on workshops and training sessions on self-awareness, healthy lifestyle and body-mind balance.
The first event took place between 13 and 18 June in Valea Crișului, and between 5 and 10 September the 18 participants from Romania, Hungary and Serbia gathered in Budapest. The ongoing project's main focus is health-conscious education and the promotion of mental and physical balance among youngsters, therefore the workshops are very colourful and diverse. The personality development, team-building and theatre education training sessions, characteristic activities of Osonó, are held by Fazakas Misi and Mucha Oszkár, while Benyhe Bernát contributed to the participants’ self-awareness with a session on drama education. Kovács Tímea gave a workshop related to movement and dance, and under the guidance of Szőcs Enikő and Szőcs Károly Csaba, the group was able to deepen their knowledge of sports and life skills.
The project is carried out as part of a long-term regional initiative that will provide programmes in order to compensate the difficulties faced by youth workers in the region, providing opportunities for professional development, networking and recharging. The following event will take place in Totovo Selo, Vojvodina, beginning next year.