Village Space involves real life stories of peoples and their struggles to overcome injustice in their communities.
Through the medium of interactive dramatised storytelling the audience is taken on a journey into the lives of peoples and their communities in ‘majority/developing world’ countries.
The use of scripted dialogue, song, dance, movement, music, visuals and simple props, taps into the audiences’ senses, impacting on the heart, mind and emotions. The audience readily empathises with the characters’ feelings of fear, anger, sadness and frustration, as well as determination and hope. Empathy is the beginning of the participants’ motivation to work towards a just world.
The Village Space program is a great educational tool and can be a springboard into specific Key Learning Areas, especially Society and Environment. It provides inspiration for Social Justice Action within the school.
The Village Space program is now running independently of Catholic Mission. All bookings, enquiries and further information can be obtained by visiting www.kineticenergytheatre.org.