Join Heart Place in collaboration with Dr Ralf Rauker for this ground breaking workshop the "Theatre for Wellbeing".
Ralf is an accomplished International Director & Performing Arts Lecturer with an additional experience base in 'Applied Acting' and Community Theatre.
The Theatre for Wellbeing is open to everyone and is opportunity for non professionals to experience elements of actors training that are beneficial to mental health and wellbeing, community building as well as fun!
"Theatre has a healing potential and can enhance our sense of equilibrium, which helps us to adapt to our daily life challenges." (Ralf Rauker)
Photographer Sydel Weinstein. Location Blinc & Co /Pete's Cafe (next to Heart Place).
Ralf will be consulting and collaborating with Heart Place as we explore the contributions of theatre to the fulfilment our vision & mission and our mental health & well-being.
"Life is a constant Balancing Act and in my workshops I use elements of actors training to improve mental health and wellbeing. Theatre has a healing potential and can enhance our sense of equilibrium, which helps us to adapt to our daily life challenges."
Balancing Act Workshop as a Term offering will return in October: Stay Tune! Expressions of Interest Email Here.
More about Ralf:
"I have been working for three decades in professional performance making, directing and actors training, and have created 25 theatre, performance productions in Europe, Australia and India. Also teaching the psychophysical acting method “Meyerhold's Biomechanics” internationally.
While the topics of my performances are diverse, there was always an underlying fascination about the fragility and resilience of human nature and consequently with healing, as an inherent aspect of performing arts practice. The concept of catharsis in ancient Greece and the therapeutic effects of performative rituals in much older cultures like the Indigenous Australian, were my inspiration here.
15 years ago I became more frequently involved in “Applied Theatre”. Working with non-professionals on the benefits that acting and theatre could have on their personal and/or professional life, was an eye-opener. A research project on “Emotional Intelligence and Performing Arts” led to a staff development program at Edith Cowan University in Perth and I’ve continued to develop similar programs since then.
I’ve also worked in Community Theatre, in Perth December 2019 “Breaking Ice / SOS - Seniors on Stage”, was produced with support of the City of Cockburn, in March 2021 “The Handover” an intergenerational performance project“ was staged at John Curtin College of the Arts with support of the City of Cockburn and City of Fremantle.
I am excited to be part of the Heart Place and our Community Art & Culture & Mind-Body program heartplace.community."
Please note Ralf is not a Drama therapist Balancing Act Workshops are a community experience and contribute in this way to our mental health and well being. Here is a link for your interest on Drama as a Therapy.
Bessel van der Kokl shares the healing potential of theatre and a personal story of his son's experience