Young people trained to evangelise via mime, drama

Through drama activities and practical exercises, participants learnt how to use gestures, body postures, facial expressions and eye contact to convey Gospel messages.

Singapore
Mar 11 2014, 3:49 PM
Young people trained to evangelise via mime, drama
The participants of the workshop.

A creativity workshop for young people held recently at the Catholic Archdiocesan Youth Centre by theatre practitioner and mime artist Krysztof Najdowski taught participants to share Jesus with others through mime and drama.

Najdowski educated participants aged 17 to late 40s on the power of non-verbal means of communication, visuals, props and storytelling for evangelisation during the workshop held on February 23.

Through drama activities and practical exercises, participants learnt how to use gestures, body postures, facial expressions and eye contact to convey Gospel messages. They also learnt the art of storytelling.

Ms Chrestella Setiyadi, 25, from the Church of St Vincent de Paul shared that the workshop helped her move out of her comfort zone. “I’ve also learnt new ways to evangelise with creativity and body movement,” she said.

Ms Margaret Nonis, 49, said the workshop was a good revision of what she had learnt in her drama instructor training years ago.

“Krysztof has reminded me to expand on creativity,” she said.

The founder of Summer School of Theatrical Arts in Poland in 1998, Najdowski has had his theatrical performances and programmes presented in 25 countries in Europe, US and Asia.

He was also invited to Singapore to train participants for a recent School of Witness programme organised by the Office for Young People.

The School of Witness is a six-week formation programme which is currently ongoing, that helps participants to deepen their relationship with God and discover their call for evangelisation. 

Source: Catholic News

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