Fou Classroom: Drama Therapy Workshop by Yang Yi

否教室:杨易戏剧治疗工作坊

Time | 时间:2017. 6. 3, 7:00–9:00pm

Location | 地点:Fou Gallery,  410 Jefferson Avenue, #1, Brooklyn, NY, 11221 否画廊, 纽约布鲁克林区Jefferson大道410号#1

Ticket | 费用: $15 \ $10(with Student ID)

online RSVP,  limit to 10 people 线上预约,  限定10人

Language | 语言:Mandarin/English 中文/英文

 

Fou Gallery is delighted to invite you to join the Drama Therapy Workshop presented by Yang Yi on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 7-9pm. The workshop is inspired by Fou Gallery's current exhibition Chen Dongfan: You Know My Name, Not My Story. Licensed therapist Yang Yi designs a special workshop to offer participants the chance to tell and act out their own stories. Creative art, including music, art, drama and dance, has the potential for healing. As an active and experimental approach, drama therapy leads to change and transformation through the medium of theater and drama. During this workshop, participants will be able to rehearse desired behaviors and perform the changes they wish to be and see in the world.

Robert Landy’s role theory and role method is one of the three major approaches of drama therapy in North American. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to role theory through the Hero's Journey, an application of role method in clinical settings. The two-hour workshop consists of brief introduction to drama therapy theory, warm-up, embodied activities and feedback.

After the workshop, Fou Gallery will invite all the audience for an artist tour for Fou Gallery’s current exhibition Chen Dongfan: You Know My Name, Not My Story.

 

About Yang Yi:

Yi Yang, graduated from New York University’s Drama Therapy master program, has been interning and working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of clinical settings, including acute psychiatric inpatient units, outpatient programs, schools, community centers, etc. Yi is practicing with her Licensed Creative Art Therapist Limited Permit (LCAT-LP) throughout the greater New York City area, and is going to become the first Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) from mainland China this October.

About the Exhibition:

Chen Dongfan: You Know My Name, Not My Story present artist Chen Dongfan’s latest drawing series Half a Man, as well as a single-channel video installation In Bliss Until Eternity. While the Half a Man series continues Chen’s long-term exploration of portrait painting, it is also an homage to the late artist Mike Kelley (1954–2012). The exhibition’s Chinese title Luo Man Shi (罗曼史) is a transliteration of the English word “romance.” In Chinese, this word is typically used to denote an anthology of romantic stories or a technique of narrating romantic stories. However, if viewers expect romantic stories from the artworks because of this title, they might be disappointed by the artist’s next message: “You will never know my story.” Chen’s refusal of explanatory narratives, in fact, expands viewers’ possible interpretations of the works. While the exhibition teases viewers with its playful manner, it also allows them to examine their preconceptions of various identities and to ponder the relationship between the artist and his social and cultural background.

 

纽约—否画廊诚挚地邀请您参加戏剧治疗工作坊。此次工作坊由戏剧治疗师杨易策划,为希望能以创意艺术的形式来探索内心想法和表达的人士准备。创意艺术具备疗愈的潜能,包括音乐、美术、戏剧、舞蹈等等。戏剧治疗作为一种积极的、自发性的体验,通过剧场和戏剧作为媒介来引导改变和转化,实现自我重构和个体成长。我们希望通过此次工作坊,让大家了解戏剧治疗并从中受益。

角色理论和角色方法是北美戏剧治疗的三大流派之一,由纽约大学戏剧治疗系主任罗伯特・兰迪教授创立。在此次戏剧治疗工作坊上,杨易会向大家介绍其在临床实践中的一种应用──“英雄之旅”。通过将戏剧治疗与否画廊目前的展览《陈栋帆:罗曼史》相结合,参与者得以讲述并演绎各自的故事。三小时的工作坊由理论简介、暖身、肢体活动和分享反馈四个环节组成。

工作坊结束后我们将邀请工作坊的参与者一起参加艺术家导览,欣赏目前在否画廊举行的展览《陈栋帆:罗曼史》

 

关于杨易:

杨易,中国大陆地区首位戏剧治疗硕士,毕业于纽约大学,师从罗伯特·兰迪教授。在纽约多家精神病房、门诊机构以及学校、社区中心实习和工作,临床实践对象包括儿童、青少年和成年人。

 

关于展览:

否画廊的展览《陈栋帆:罗曼史》展出艺术家陈栋帆最新纸上绘画作品《毛绒人偶》系列和单频录像《快乐直到永远》等。其中,《毛绒人偶》系列在延续了艺术家对于肖像画长期探索的同事,也是对艺术家麦克·凯利(Mike Kelley)作品的致敬。罗曼史由英文Romance直译而来,本意即浪漫。出于对语言的习惯性理解,人们对于命名为“史”的事物多 抱有宏大叙事的期待,罗曼史因而常常成为浪漫故事的集成篇,抑或是讲述浪漫故事的一种方法。然而, 若是观者正因展览前半部分名称而期待着一系列故事的发生,艺术家则立即作出了自己的回应:你不会知道我的故事。艺术家对讲解式表述的拒绝,实则为观者的阅读开启了更多的可能性。展览用略显戏谑的口 吻与观众打趣,审视日常生活中人对异己身份的认知方式,并思考艺术家与其所处社会文化的关系。

 

 Yang Yi and her cohort at Drama Therapy Program, 2015. Photograph by Paul Gagon. © 2017 Paul Gagon, courtesy New York University and North American Drama Therapy Association.

Yang Yi and her cohort at Drama Therapy Program, 2015. Photograph by Paul Gagon. © 2017 Paul Gagon, courtesy New York University and North American Drama Therapy Association.

 Yang Yi and her cohort at Drama Therapy Program, 2015. Photograph by Paul Gagon. © 2017 Paul Gagon, courtesy New York University and North American Drama Therapy Association.

Yang Yi and her cohort at Drama Therapy Program, 2015. Photograph by Paul Gagon. © 2017 Paul Gagon, courtesy New York University and North American Drama Therapy Association.

 Chen Dongfan: You Know My Name, Not My Story exhibition installation view, 2017. Photography by Liu Zhangbolong .© 2017 Chen Dongfan, courtesy Fou Gallery.

Chen Dongfan: You Know My Name, Not My Story exhibition installation view, 2017. Photography by Liu Zhangbolong .© 2017 Chen Dongfan, courtesy Fou Gallery.