We are honoured to meet you at the First Balkan Conference in Psychodrama, Sociodrama and Action Methods in Education “Pippi Longstocking and the Modern World” which will be held from July 3 to July 6, 2019 in Bulgaria at the Romance Splendid Hotel &Spa, St. St. Constantine and Elena Resort Complex, near Varna.
The working language of the conference will be English. Translation into Bulgarian will be available.
We are honoured to introduce to you our SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANTS and LEADERS OF THE PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS:
Chief Consultant and Mentor:
ADAM BLATNER, MD, TEP – USA
Adam Blatner is a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Board Certified in Child/Adult Psychiatry, a Certified Trainer of Psychodrama and a psychology theorist. He is the author of the book Acting In, first published in 1973, which became the primary textbook for students of Psychodrama. He also wrote a number of other books and dozens of journal articles and chapters in textbooks.
About the author: Dr. Daniela Simmons, PhD, has been utilizing action methods since 1995 in Europe and since 2005 in the United States. She is a Board-Certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner (TEP) by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. Daniela Simmons’ professional experience, both in Europe and the US, is in educational, research, and consultancy work in the social sciences and mental health. She is the Vice President of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP) and an executive editor of the American Journal in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. Daniela Simmons offers experiential, didactic and online training modules on action methods (Psychodrama, Sociodrama, Sociometry, Theatre of the Oppressed, etc.) in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, TX; other states and internationally. Daniela is utilizing action methods also in her teaching practice in graduate and post-graduate university programs; and examining doctoral theses on Creative Expressive Arts and Action Methods. She delivers frequently public presentations and is the author of numerous research articles.
EVA FAHISTROM BORG – Sweden
Prof. VLADIMIR NIKITIN – Moscow Social Pedagogical Institute, Russia
“Theatre of Revelation: Psychodrama in Masques”
Masque is a transcendent provocation, a direct way towards unconsciousness. Masque as a therapeutic image of psychodrama damages stereotypes of thinking and creates fresh vital strategies.
At the masterclass the author methodology of work with masques is represented within psychodrama. With help of personal stories the author will demonstrate integration of techniques of psychodrama by Jacob Moreno and dramatherapy by Vladimir Nikitin, deep psychology by Carl Gustav Jung and absurd theater by Samuel Beckett.
Therapeutic effect in plays is achieved by means of plasticdrama – the method founded by Prof. PhD Vladimir Nikitin (1998, 2002, 2006, 2014) in the context of theory of dramatherapy. The plasticdrama method is defended by two Doctoral dissertations in psychology and philosophy, was tested in work with different age groups and is aimed at the harmonization of the identity, solution of psycological problems, development of creative and aesthetic sphere.
Dramatherapy is one of the art forms, where actor and viewer during the spontaneous art action make unified playing space. Subsequent reflexion about the event leads to the revaluation of the established forms of reality perception, relief from the stereotypical social attitudes.
Interactive model of the playing ends with the experience of positive emotions and feelings, opening of the new personal strategies. To replace the old experience, which can lead to destructive worries, appears new experience, reinforcing the confidence in decision-making.
Socially-psychological action is aimed to overcome the rigid attitudes of the viewer, broadening the borders of his conscience. In the interactive model of dramatherapy are created conditions, in which the viewer iscrying, while laughing and reasoning, and reasoning, while laughing and crying. In other words, he discovers himself in the happiness of finding new qualities and new knowledged in hi, self and in reality. These knowledges are not virual, they are supported by the experience of his real action in the playing.
About the author:
Prof. Vladimir Nikitin, Doctor of Philosophy Sciences, PhD in Psychology
Head of the Chair of Philosophical Anthropology and Arts Therapy, Moscow Social-Pedagogical Institute
Psychological Theatre “POSTMOVING”
Director: Vladimir Nikitin
Actors: Ludmila Mantsurova, Alexey Anikin, Yuri Chirkov, Vyacheslav Sabinin,
OSCAR WILDE “PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY”,
VLADIMIR MAYAKOVSKY “AKULOVA GORA (SHARK’S HILL”, SERGEY ESENIN “HOOLIGAN’S CONFESSION”
ABOUT THE THEATRE:
Prehistory of the psychological theatre “Postmoving” began in the 1990 from the work of “Cordia” theatre and the plastic studio “Postmoving”, which was founded by Vladimir Nikitin in 2000 on the basis of Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS, Moscow).
In their art actors of the theatre use technics of: K.S. Stanislavsky’s theatre, B.Brecht’s epic theatre, S.Becket’s absurd theatre, Italian mask theatre Dell’ Arte, Modris Tennison’s plastic school.
Therapeutic effect in plays is achieved by means of plasticdrama – the method
founded by V.N. Nikitin (1998) in the context of theory of dramatherapy. The
plasticdrama method is defended by two dissertations in psychology and philosophy, was tested in work with different age groups and is aimed at the harmonization of the identity, solution of psycological problems, development of creative and aesthetic sphere.
During the time of its existence the psycological theatre “Postmoving” toured: 1990 – 2018 Russia (Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar, Oryol, Ruza, Smolensk, Tyumen); 1990 – 1991 Poland (Słupsk, Suwalki); 1991 – 1992 Germany (Berlin, Galle); 2001 Netherlands(Amsterdam, Tilburg, Utrecht); 2003 – 2004 Latvia (Riga, Rezekne); 2008 – 2010 Belarus(Minsk, Vitebsk, Gorodok), 2011- 2013, 2016 -2018 Bulgaria (Sofia, Sozopol, Obzor); 2005, 2013 Lithuania (Vilnius, Siauliai); 2018 Hungary (Szeged)