OKULOWOZA

OKULOWOZA… REFLECTIONS

We asked viewers from schools to draw or elaborate a short text expressing their feelings after seeing our show.
The results are quite surprising and helpful in demonstrating what students understand from our educational circus performances and how targeted cultural activities impact long lasting behaviour changes for individuals and communities.

The work may appear simple and sketchy, but beyond those lines, colorus and shapes, it is the interpretation lying beneath that tells us the actual story of pupils which have well understood the passed information and have stored it as positive memories.

Translating unfamiliar words is not an easy task especially for youth. But drawing, like a primordial gesture, anticipates language and voice by scratching them on the walls of the caves. It is the first “dialogue” that men and women share. Still today it overcomes the differences: a drawing shows what I mean, it expresses in graphic signs an idea and the graphic alphabet of a language knows no barriers. Drawing is seeing, seeing is understands, drawing is understands. And above all it comes from the right side of our brain, where the analytical rigor of the left hemisphere would prevent emotions from being expressed.