If you have never been on stage before, it can be a scary experience. However, you can learn to comfortable when you trust your fellow actors and your own body. Then, theatre can be an empowering experience as you learn to present yourself and your ideas to the world.
At theatre class, it is about putting themselves at stake and in play. When we work with the theatre as an art subject, it is an interpretation of the world we reproduce. An interpretation based on our own experiences throughout life thus took our own understanding of the horizon surrounding us. It is the understanding we play in theatre and at the same time at stake. We put our own expression on stage and expose it to the eyes of others in the same world. Even though we play a role, it is still our own standing and the role or the scenic expression we represent is a reproduction of our understanding of the world. At theatre we are working on creating a space that promotes the courage to put on and off. A room where participants are safe by sharing their experiences in a scenic expression and a room where we are open to the magic of communicating with each other's distinctive expression. We put ourselves at stake and share each other's experiences.
Theatre is a study room in several ways. Overall, it is in the backbone of the subject that "wanted something with the world". Ever since the tragedies of ancient Greece, the theatre has been based on the world it appears in, but for as long as it would also give its audience a different view of the same world. A glimpse into human beings, which, with the power of the theatre, is made clear in a way that makes it evident from life's self-esteem. In other words, we can reverse reality. We can make it stand still so we get a unique opportunity to dwell on it and spot its otherwise invisible details. This is a focus that largely plays theatre at Vestjyllands Højskole.
Next, there is personal development in working with theatre. In pushing frames, boundaries can be moved. When our students dare to challenge themselves and each other and put themselves in new situations, it is because we have placed great emphasis on the ensemble feeling. With each other as a safety net, it is exciting and not anxiously provoking to get into something new.
Andreas Heuck Steinicke
Andreas is a drama teacher who has trained as both a with a pedagogical education and a candidate in drama education from Norway. He teaches in Theatre and in the subject Existence & Philosophy at Vestjyllands Højskole.
Andreas has always thought he should be an actor, but became fascinated by what theatre makes people how theatre can move people and how theatre can change society / world so it became the theatre world that took over.
He has worked in Berlin with theatre and development-impaired, confirming him that just theatre can touch both the player and the audience. In his work, he focuses on the theatre as an expression, in order to exploit the potential to touch people. Theatre can give sense of citizenship. In the performance of theatre, Andreas plays the actors so that the tales between humans are used creatively and give a philosophical angle. Although the content must be touching and expressive, it is also important for him that it is nice to look at. Theatre is also visual.
The use of each other as a knowledge bank is also the idea of teaching in Existence and Philosophy. A conversation between people in a wondering and questioning way becomes interesting and rewarding.
Andreas is raised in the free schools, has attended school and college, and has worked as drama teacher in kindergarten. Outside the high school, Andreas makes theatre plays with and for young people.