The Theatrical Strategy

Considering the pedagogic aims of the “Oblomov Guidelines”, no better instrument than theatre could have been at the disposal of the project methodology in order to decode them: as physical short shocks are able to attract passion and intrinsic motivation of preadolescents, the Oblomov “short theatre stories” played by the target students want to catch and interpret the most intimate conscience of the sedentary preteens. A spontaneous unexperienced participation to Physical Activity, based on a correct physical posture involving the right attention to gestures and expressive possibilities of the body stimulates the relationship between the dynamism of movements and the position of the body in the space.

Theatre paths guide students into a new self-aware physical dimension where theatre, like sport, offers opportunity of playing as actors in their everyday life.

That is why theatre intervenes as a new social mean for raising awareness on HEPA. Playful pedagogic paths aimed at stimulating body movements are the core approach, which uses a dramaturgical methodology specifically created, the Open Scenario to rouse students to act on stage and encourage them to express their own feelings, emotions and thoughts, and simultaneously stimulating the perception of their own corporeality.

Through a theatrical path, designed and managed by the partner “Piccolo Teatro” of Milan and the coordinator University of Milan, the beneficiary students are guided in the approach to body movements from an intimate perspective, flushing out inner individual physical capabilities. From victims of their inactivity, students transform themselves into actors conscious of their new physicality.

The result is a new behavioural attitude coming from an individual deep self-analysis that leads to a lasting awareness and active sharing of physical and emotional involvement.

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