Mother, I want coffee! – Creating a dance performance
Description: The Youth Centre Velenje has been very active in its local environment. We already had four work camps in our organization (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017). For us, it was a wonderful experience. The work camp was also very good accepted in the local community and also among workers at the festival. This year is European Year of Cultural Heritage and we decided to connect our camp with Slovenian greatest writer Ivan Cankar and his short story – Cup of coffee. Our idea is to create dance performance based on this short story, but put in nowadays world and with some critical note. Volunteers will create performance together with mentors (also music and customography). Production of performance will be held on streets in the city during festival Kunigunda.
Type of Work: - active participation in all workshops
- exploring dance as a tool of expression and healthy lifestyle
- production of dance performance (ideas, creating performance, music, costumography...)
- nonformal education type of work
Study Theme: Dance as cultural expression and dance as a way of life; creating a dance performance based on short story of famous Slovenian writer Ivan Cankar- Cup of coffee.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in the Youth hostel Velenje, which is located only 500 meters from the city center. They will live in dorm rooms, separated by gender. Breakfast will be in the hostel kitchen, lunch will be provided in the location of Youth center Velenje as catering and for dinner participants will cook together in the hostel kitchen. We will also provide snacks.
Requirements: Good command of English is necessary. Also, lots of creativity and motivation is required. Volunteers should have the motivation to do a lot of dance, movement, sport. We don't require any special professional dance skills, just love for dance!
Approximate Location: Velenje is a small city in heart of Slovenia. It has around 35.000 inhabitants and is a fifth biggest city in Slovenia. If you will come with the plane, we recommend to check Ljubljana airport (letališče Jožeta Pučnika) but also nearby airports (Italy, Croatia, Austria). There are many ways of transport to Velenje (bus, train, car sharing, Go-opti). Before arriving you can contact us for advice or any other information connected to transport to a location. The meeting point will be Youth hostel Velenje (Efenkova cesta 61 a) on 19.8.2018. We kindly ask you to arrive until 15:00.
Notes: Note, that camp will happen during our Festival, so you can expect very active and full two weeks! We will provide more detail about accommodation and location in info sheet. You will have two free days during the camp. On these days you can stay in Velenje and join festival Kunigunda or visit other parts of Slovenia (your own organization and expenses).