Workshops, lessons and study circles for all
“Digrease’s Buffoon Theatre” is a team of highly qualified professionals with long stage experience. We can share our skills. In addition to our regular studios (http://medievalbelarus.org/ru/studio/) we offer singe workshops for persons interested. The aims of these activities are to entertain, master and develop new unique skills.
We lead some Long Term Training Courses: "Fire Arts", "Street theatre", "Medieval, renaissance and baroque dances" and others. Meetings of LTTC take place weekly or monthly.
We offer the following workshops:
- Medeval folk dances;
- Acrobatics, pantomime;
- Acting technique;
- Choreography and dance basis;
- Solo dance performance;
- Historic dance basis;
- Dance plastique and contact improvisation;
- Acting and interaction with public;
- Fire show: technique of working with fire, performance and acrobatics;
- Animation: basis of improvisation and interaction with public;
- Street theatre.
Public dance workshops
Medieval and Renaissance European dances
European court dances of XV - XVII centuries. We provide a wide range of the dances to the public on the event. The theatre reconstructs European Medieval and Renaissance dances basing on the historical sources.
Program “Medieval disco”
If you don’t feel like just watching the others dancing, you can join us! After a small workshop everyone will know the basic medieval dance movements. The dance instructors invite the guests for a dance, explain the dance movements smoothly and then involve the participants into a cheerful dance.
Traditional dances and games of Belarus and the Baltic region
Belarus is a part of the Baltic region. Our native land has long-lived traditions that were influenced by the traditional culture of adjoining lands. Our wide-spread interests helped to learn folk dances and games if Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Sweden and other regions. It really helps us to understand the process of migration and evolution of dances. As a result we can clearly understand our own roots, the roots of our souls. Long researches enabled us to store the knowledge about traditional folk dances so that we can present them to public and teach all the interested people.
We organize and lead different Open Traditional Culture Workshops, where the guests are shown and taught folk games, dances and rituals of the early ages. We use only authentic instruments (bagpipes, flutes, tambourines, jew's-harps) and costumes. Every festival visitor can learn a couple of dances and take them away as a sweet memory.
Celtic traditional dances (Ireland, Scotland, Breton)
Bright and unique Irish dances will stay in the guests’ memory for a long time. These dances arrived from a green mysterious Ireland. Professional dancers will entertain the guests to live music. Group dance programs, dances in soft or hard styles, interactive programs with the public participation, workshops and contests to live Irish music.
Retro disco. Dances of the 1930th
What is the romance of the 1930th? It is Great depression and dry law. Sigmund Freud and surrealism. Jazz and mafia showdowns. And inside of this is frantic dancing fun – passionate acrobatic swing, lindy-hop, provocative Charleston and seductive tempting tango.
We offer a group of dancers and music players to inspire and amuse the guests by passionate dance and interesting retro workshop.
Youth non-formal Cultural and Educational Centre and Medieval Theatre Troupe "DiGrease's Buffoon Theatre".
We act since 2003. And We act till now.
Our best advantage - s our Project Manager and SALTO Youth Trainer Aliaksej "Bekar" Burnosenka: Youth Trainer since 1999, business-trainer in a field of Communication, Public Speaking, Negotiation, Art, Theater, Dealing with audience and so on. A. Burnosenka is the best trainer for you and your corporation.
Find him at:
firstname.lastname@example.org; +48 791 155 686; skype bekar_by, +37529 5076263
Our latest projects and projects we (our delegates) participated in:
- 3rd Eastern Partnership Youth Forum (official participation)
A lot of other news you can find below in the "News" section.
Please readdress all your questions to our official email or just call our director Aliaksej Burnosenka.
And just a bit of Official information:
Youth non-formal Cultural and Educational Centre and Medieval Theatre Troupe "DiGrease's Buffoon Theatre"
This NGO is aimed to develop the understanding of traditional cultural values of youth, meaning of art and culture to unite the Belarusian citizens withing the family of European Countries
Youth Non-formal Training Centre and Medeval Theatre Troupe "DiGrease's Buffoon Theatre" explores European Citizenship, one of the key themes of the youth programmes at Belarusian National and European level, by aiming to support the professional development of youth workers and youth leaders by extending their critical understanding of European Citizenship, exploring and experiencing its potential and by enabling them to recognise and integrate European Citizenship in their youth work.
Objectives of Youth Non-formal Training Centre and Medeval Theatre Troupe "DiGrease's Buffoon Theatre":
• To critically explore the meaning, relevance and implications of European citizenship in youth work in all its dimensions, including strong and developed Belarus;
• To promote and facilitate the active use of programmes and structures in support of youth work on European Citizenship, including Erasmus+ Youth in Action and others;
• To experiment and explore the potential of European Citizenship for active democratic change in society;
• To associate the participants with the current discourse on European Citizenship (its concepts, formal meanings and expressions)
• To exemplify the connection between European Citizenship, Human Rights, Democracy and ICL and the underlying values.
• To update participants on how European Citizenship will be addressed in Erasmus+ Youth in Action.
We do a lot of Youth projects with Ministry of Education and SALTO. Hundreds of youth have already visited EU and become a respectful Belarusian Public Administration activists with understanding of European values. And we go on.
Youth Non-formal Training Centre and Medeval Theatre Troupe "DiGrease's Buffoon Theatre" support and organise a great variety of different educational activities, publications and websites on European Citizenship through instruments like the Erasmus+: Youth in Action or the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union.
Some activities are run by the participants directly, but the majority is implemented in cooperation with partners such as non-governmental organisations. All of these activities are developed and put into practice with the vision for participants «to develop a sense of time, space and place in contemporary Europe, the skills and motivation required to be active agents for democratic change while participating in the building of Europe and to provide the knowledge to make informed and future-minded choices within this context.»
Among the entire variety of courses, workshops, training days and courses all over Europe, Youth Non-formal Training Centre and Medeval Theatre Troupe "DiGrease's Buffoon Theatre" has a particular role to play as the central NGO in Belarus and a member of the network of National Agencies of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme.
It aims to «support the professional development of youth workers and youth leaders by extending their critical understanding of European Citizenship, by exploring and experiencing the potential of the notion of European Citizenship, and by enabling them to recognise and integrate European Citizenship in their youth work.»
The Youth Non-formal Training Centre and Medeval Theatre Troupe "DiGrease's Buffoon Theatre" has five objectives to realise this aim, namely to:
critically explore the meaning relevance and implications European citizenship in youth work in all its dimensions;
promote and facilitate the active use of programmes and structures in support of youth work on European Citizenship, including the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme;
experience and explore the potential of European Citizenship for active democratic change in society;
associate the participants with the current discourse on European Citizenship (its concepts, formal meanings and expressions);
exemplify the connection between European Citizenship