Social intervention workshops

The organisation of these workshops covers a provisional period of approximately one and half months; from the 12th March to the 26th April.

A group of immigrants of different nationalities with a common profile has been selected, the majority are artists who live their art on the street. It is a group with an innate attitude of creativity in the face of their adverse situations. The investigative work is quite interesting. The group is made up of about 13 members and consists of participants of both genders who range from 21 to 28 years of age.

The participation of the Swedish Partner (Teater Spyra) in the workshop is covered by two of its members, Jonas Froberg and Victoria Alarik. The person involved in this phase of the process on behalf of TNT has been Patricia Aguilera. At the same time TNT has also had a team of external teachers who have taught different techniques of stage work with regards to the body, voice, energy, emotions etc….

As explained in the work sessions carried out during the Steering Committee, and given the peculiarity of the partipants, “inmigrant without documents” people in a “non legal” state, we were only able to take photos and graphic documentation on the first days of the workshops.

We suggested filming them with their faces covered and even distorted to avoid their being identified. The response was very negative, since out of all of the sentiments we received from them, the greatest was “fear”. Fear of ceasing to be people who are fighting to emerge from the current crisis which we are all experiencing. Fear of being deported, fear of being “dis-covered” and of being used.

For us, the most important element of social intervention and its repercussion on the circle of our society, is respect for people, idiosyncrasy and groups with which we develop our work. This is the key to our recognition nationally and internationally, and the fact that our name is a reference in the cultural field of our country.

The essence of the social intervention we have developed, as well as its ramifications on the different family and social sectors in which the participants of the workshop live, has grown gradually in a way which is gratifying to us. We have been able to see how members of the workshop transmit and communicate what they have learned here within their sectors of coexistence, applying the same essence of spirit of Project Caravan to their daily lives and the people closest to them. We are quite sure that this will remain alive and will grow, in Seville, as well as in the cities of the rest of the world where they may live in the future, remaining alive over time.