Collective residencies / Research based Theatre, Pedagogy, Diversity / Olot
EMILIO MÉNDEZ MARTÍNEZ
From Monday, 20 March 2023 to Monday, 27 March 2023
PhD in Educational Sciences with a thesis on pedagogical theatrical improvisation and the educational system. Graduated in Dramatic Art and Official Teacher of the Ministry of Education of the Principality of Asturias. International researcher on the themes of theater and drama in education and creativity at universities in Canada, England, Greece and Argentina; and collaborations with research projects in countries such as Chile or Wales. Author of publications in scientific journals of maximum world impact. Co-editor-in-chief of the APES Magazine (Performing Arts, Education and Society). President of the organizing committee of the 1st International Congress on Corporal Expression, Theatre and Drama in Education, held in Oviedo in 2018. Author and theater director, creator of the Asturian company Teatro Demente.
I am interested in researching about theatrical improvisation as a pedagogical tool, within the field of theatre/drama in education (with special mention to the concept of freedom). For me it is very important to attend to a philosophical basis that must be present in any didactic intervention, divided into five concepts: expression, presence (body, movement and improvisation), socialization, creativity and critical sense; and contrast these ideas with those of the rest of the people attending Faber.