Phone Home Athens Workshop 4

Date: 30/11/2015

Location: Synergy-o

Participants: 18 plus 3 Instructors

Countries of origin: Bagladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, France, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Morocco, Australia, Greece

Warm up

Roll your fingers on your body to relax

Relax the eyes

– Make fists and pound on your body to wake it up

– Say brrrrr

– Make large expressions, keeping everything in and letting everything out

Excercises

Toss the ball, say a name: the other person needs to catch the ball before it falls on the floor or else we the entire group sits on the floor

Walking around the room A: when you hear the clap grab somebody’s hand, shoulder, back etc.

Walking around the room B: when you hear the clap, everyone sits except one or two people

Walking around the room C: eyes closed (pretend to be blind)

Make pairs and take turns walking the blind

– Tie and untie the knot: Everyone holds hands / without letting go, we start mingling and creating shapes, like tying up knots in a rope / when everyone’s motion are finally restricted, we try to untie ourselves and get back to our original position in the circle, never letting hands (group building exercise)

Stories

Make up a story phrase by phrase, each one talking the story up from where the previous left off

– Act out new stories taking an object* as a starting point

*Objects

1) Group A: Globe becomes The Pregnant lady

A pregnant woman and her friend are watching TV, when she gets into labour – her friend helps her call a taxi and then calls her husband – after a crazy ride, they get to the hospital but don’t have any money – The husband comes and pays the taxi-driver, then stays by her side during labour – The doctor and nurse deliver the baby – The husband steps out to make some calls and the wife falls asleep with the baby – Another man comes and kidnaps the baby – The wife wakes up and starts shouting for help – Husband, doctor and nurse come and call the police – Two policemen come, they take a statement, then start looking for the kidnapper – They find him and bring him to the hospital with the baby: it turns out, he is the wife’s ex lover who thinks the baby is his – The policemen give the baby back to the couple and all ends well!

2) Group B: Suitcase becomes The Present

A guy goes to a shop and buys a suitcase – He fills it with a present for his mother who lives in another city – He calls his mother to let her know – He then takes it and tries to find the post office – He asks a couple on the street for directions, but it turns out they both speak a different language and he doesn’t understand them – He finally gets to the post-office, where he finds two employees watching a telenovela – After many efforts, he manages to get the information he needs (cost, time of arrival etc), pays them and leaves the suitcase – One of the two post-office employees takes the suitcase to the port and delivers it to a sailor – The next day, the sailor delivers the suitcase to the guy’s mother.

Participants:

Hasan, Margarita, Yannis, Alexia, Nandia, Nena, Irini, Christianne, Hanif, Asma, Halil, Panagiotis, Lefteris, Giorgos, Daphne, Coline, Marianna, Reza, Aidim, Zarif, Agit

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