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Artistic Instructors

Who is the Artistic Instructor?

An Artistic Instructor is the person who works artistically with the participants of Brave Kids. Together with other artistic instructors, he or she facilitates artistic workshops using a variety of communication tools and helps kids to create a common performance. In our professional life we are directors, dancers, choreographers, actors, circus performers, puppeteers, jugglers, musicians... we are Brave Kids Artistic Instructors.

Role

The role of the Artistic Instructor

The role of the Artistic Instructor is to create a space for kids-participants to act with their talents and to learn from each other. We let them do it which means that we are trying to give to the participants as much responsibility for the artistic work as possible. Our role as Artistic Instructors is to support and give them tools to help them teach, if they need it.

We don’t “teach” in the sense of imposing. Instead, we show, we propose, we help. We show the field of opportunities and possible solutions, but don’t give them straight away. We give kids the chance to figure things out themselves. We can “rescue” them from difficulties if needed, but only through dialogue and common agreement. (Mary) We are partners in this work.

Importantly, we don’t try to change the kids. We show that there are various ways of doing things, various cultures, and values to show that they can make a choice and create a positive change in the world through understanding one another.

We give responsibility and, at this same time, we keep the aim. We are still leaders. We must give the borders and take care of safe and reasonable framework of the entire workshops.

What are our values?

Compassion, Awareness, Humility, Respect, Openness and Heart! Artistic Instructors should always be thinking, first and foremost, about what will benefit kids.

Quotes

  • I wanted to challenge myself a bit. I found it fascinating that people can be together despite the differences, despite totally different histories, it was really something that we can communicate and understand each other. From the common standpoint there are common things although we express them by different rituals and in a different way. (…) for me this was also valuable given my life path — to take part in something like that, and get to know these groups from different countries. I always get the feeling that I receive more than I give and that I learn more than I teach. Well I learn with kids these songs, which for me as a singer is amazing to experience. I learn how the kids function, what matters for them, how it is like to live in such culture. To learn it not from television, or through some stereotypes and clichés. We really get to know the other person.

    Ilona
  • I’m an anthropologist and choreographer so those were my skills that I brought to Brave Kids. I knew I could work with kids but I had never seen BK so I was excited, but I also had that thought: “I don’t really know what I’m agreed to (…) I was discovering what this work is about. Now I think it’s not about the skills that these kids have and even not about creating the final performance. It’s all about bringing kids together. And it’s also me being connected to these kids and getting to know them, also helping them to find who they are. And through the methods we were working also to show them that they are very special.

    Keyla

Tips

Our role as Artistic Instructors is to support kids and give them tools how to teach if they do not know.

Ask yourself...

  1. Are you ready to work with kids and “let them do it”?
  2. What do you see when you meet a kid — a child or an equal to you human being?
  3. Are you ready to learn from kids?
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ul. Purkyniego 1
50-155 Wrocław, Poland
NIP 899-23-31-660
KRS 000108979

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