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My interest in Street Training
A few weeks ago I partook in a Street Trainging session with Lottie Child at Cetral School of Speech and Drama. Not only did it release an the inner child, imagination and expression within myself but it also made the idea of play on the streets an attractive aspect rather than an Anti-social behavior - a view I would of concluded prior to the session. Street Training is something I find inspirational whislt also combining feelings of excitement and fear, a concept i find invigorating and fun. I love how street training combines a varitety of aspects such as martial arts, gymnastics, participation, sharing etc etc. However, what I find most intriguing is how we can learn and be taught by the innocence and imaginations of children, and how there is so much to learn from them, even though we ourselves use to be one and have been moulded and shaped to conform to society and 'their' rules.
Im currently at Central School fo Speech and Drama studying Drama, Applied Theatre and Education. Having had Street Training put in front of me, its made me realise how this inner being has always been lurking, and the small 'performances' or 'playing' i've done on the streest are of the street training and i'm glad i've found a place where people can share their experiences and perform as a group and individually.
P.S Sorry for all the spelling mistakes. XD
Lottie came into my school (Central School of Speech and Drama) and gave us a talk on was street training was and how it had come about. After that we went out to the areas surrounding school at did a bit of playing about. I thought it was so much fun and liberating; it really is about following your desires. I found that if i saw something and i wanted to do it then i should just do it, try it out and see how it feels. I felt like i was reworking the sites where we were and seeing and feeling them all over again in a completely different way. My favourite moment during my street training session was waiting at a zebra crossing for drivers to stop and then "roboting" across the road then doing a few second dance to the man in the van, waiting cartwheeling across the zebra crossing was also fun. I'm really interested in pushing the boundaries with street training but not necessarily running around screaming doing it but instead just taking a session a little calmer on a route with the same size group perhaps in a busier area to see how people react and if it created and audience.
Im Kate Entwistle.
having fun, looking after people, loving kindness, peace, movement and physical and mental well being. encouraging adults to have more confidence in their own creative and physical abilities.
my name is fisayo i speak spanish i want to learn chinese. I'm learning capoeira. i made up ,y own language called slip.
i was one of the first street trainers on sceaux gardens.
i am 16 and i am funny and i like food
i helped with the view and joined the group by completing a challenge.
i am fun and hyper...
Rockin the Camberwell project at South London Gallery and Sceaux Gardens Estate.
I'm writing this for Lauren and I'd say she is very committed and very inspiring for her multilayered commitment to the kids on the sceaux gardens estate.
Street Training, though potentially complicated when theory can get involved, was simplified so well and effectively by Lottie with those two questions: "What do you do to be safe in the streets?" and then "What do you to be joyful?", which immediately had our first year BA class in Drama, Applied Theatre and Education at Central School of Speech and Drama consider what the devil did it mean to be safe, when young women in Rio were tossing their bodies around sexually in an effort to be safe, and what is joy, and how is it to do you perform its existence? The following hour and a bit we spent navigating a short block around Swiss Cottage had us answer those questions by us surrendering to our "child-like" inclinations, which were/are/always have been quite explicit for us. :P We played with our surroundings, having fun in the streets, and began to negotiate those two questions...joyfully, and safely. :)
A curious little bugger with nothing better to do than be curious. :)
Central School of Speech and Drama, session on Monday 8th Feb
I am a DATE student at Central School of Speech and Drama. I took part in a street training session. I really enjoyed it and connected with the ideology and theory that formed the basis. I want to be a street trainer and get more involved in something I think is extremely important
as a outsider helper
a First time participent in street training.
I am a contrandiction of british culture. I Have lived in a rural comunity for most of my childhood, later moving to london to become an art student. I Don't feel a true sense of belonging in either however, I wish to experience all possible cultural experiences availible to me. I belive it is important to make time for everyone no matter what path of life they walk. People are to eager to catagorize.
Some sessions (3? 4?) in London and two sessions in Guarapuava.
Interested in activism, art and happiness.
local area of hackney free and parochial school
having only been an onlooker to street training - i am going to find out more about it in a session today
a couple of sessions with Lottie in E1 and also a bit of Urban Napping in summer 2008 along side my own practice when I feel like it. but i like dancing and singing in the street and espcially like climbing onto walls / other bits of street furniture. i want to do more climbing of buildings, but not sure I trust myself enough yet!
although I do street training because I like it, i also have an academic interest in it and other ways of creating 'public' space to make ourselves happier and our cities better.
Gallery Assistant at CUBE Manchester. I will be assisting the artist Lottie Child and documenting Street Training sessions.
I have no experience of Street Training so far, though I have read and seen quite a lot about it.
I and several people from the Arts Research Group of the Department of Art Education at UNICENTRO, in Guarapuava, Parana, Brazil, participated in Street Training activities with Lottie Child, who also offered a workshop on 27-28 March, 2009. Provided the fascinating experience, I, various students and colleagues wish to establish a Street Training Group for continued action in the region of Guarapuava.
I am interested in performance and women studies and also direct and develop site specific performing projects. I am a professor at the Department of Art Education at UNICENTRO (www.unicentro.br), with a research focus on creative processes that allow for interactivy, so that the "audience" may become a participant during the performance in progress.
experimenting with pulling my normally solitary activities (graffiti...tree climbing) into a public group situation.
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