Theater School Kastali'a, DENMARK
Peace, Love and Under Pressure
Written and Directed by Lisbeth Nielsen & Jan Værum
A performance with body and books made as a picture book, with beautiful and thoughtful pictures of young people’s everyday life in Denmark.
In Denmark you are free to choose and create your own (boy or girl) path in life, but we require education.
That means you have to make choices. Choices that you may not be ready to make and give you the feeling of being under pressure comes from all around; it may be from school, society, friends and family. Even our brain can push us down.
Caroline Mathilde Nielsen Alm
Maya Nymann Løgstrup
Anna Ellinor Rønnow Rahbek
Frederikke Emilie Nielsen Alm
Camilla Kirstine Risager Madsen
Elvira Katrine Garsdal Brøsted
Lærke Rosa Rasmussen
Jeppe Bahr Møller Caspersen
Jakob Sass Vedersø Larsen
About the Group
Teaterskolen Kastali'a (The School of Theatre Kastali'a) is an association which offers theatre classes every weekday for local kids and youngsters. The association has 150 members in between the age group of 8 to 23 years old.
Kastali' is a local player in local and regional culture and art projects and has been existing for 16 years. In Kastali'a we are bringing youngsters of different profiles together. Our members are a mix of youngsters with fewer opportunities, youngsters with social and personal challenges (some diagnosed with ADHA, Tourette, OCD) and resourceful youngsters. Through the creative work - the youngsters are being empowered with strong social competence, personal development and more self-esteem to improve their employability.
We work with performances and projects in the public space and the youngsters learn to be active, relate and reflect, and take action in their local community according to their own authenticity.
Teaterskolen Kastali'a is working with 'Livsteater' (‘life-theatre’), which means we in general do not work with manuscripts in the creative process. We use devising theatre based on the life experiences of the youngsters involved. This approach is very strong and helps the youngsters to reflect upon their own lives and doings. Very often the inspiration is conflicts and dilemmas in their lives.