We train adults/children and then showcase their learnt skills on human rights, education and social issues using all art forms.
OLO Factree Theatre Workshop with HUM Series. Our model is usually a three day workshop on a particular skill, in this case, improvisation theatre, and then on the fourth day, there is a showcase, as shown in the picture. The participants create a performance piece and then we invite the public to come and watch the performance.
OLO Factree Theatre workshop's showcase of the performance piece created by the participants after an intensive three day training workshop.
The showcase for the theatre workshop.
Music Presentation with minority groups, after three days of interactive workshop in which the participants learn to song writing, melody, and composition development and show case their original music number on the presentation day.
Jamming session during the OLO Factree workshop with the trainers and participants. Developing composition.
OLO Factree Visual Arts workshop. Three days learning session from, drawing, calligraphy, color mixing, composition and how to think of an idea and how to project it through the medium of visual art.
Some of participants work compilation and presentation for the Visual Art workshops.
OLO Factree Visual Arts work in progress, participants started working on their final piece of art for the final showcase as an exhibition.
OLO Factree Visual Arts workshop, A girl from underprivileged school asking for trainer feedback on her piece of art.
OLO Factree Visual Art; Trainer giving instructions.
OLO Factree Theatre Workshop. Three day workshop of learning participatory theatre. In which participants were trained by Renowned Actor and theater practitioner Sania Saeed to develop and idea on any social issue they can relate to, writing the script, acting and vocal training for theater and make a final presentation in form of a sketch of 12-15 minute duration and perform in front of the audience.
Participants learning improvisation theater techniques from our expert trainer, veteran actress for television and theatre, Sania Saeed.
EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA
OLOMOPOLO Media proposes to engage youth and children from the cross section of society to develop a pool of diverse backgrounds, bring them to a neutral space i.e. OLO Junction where we train them in the mediums of music, theater, dance, visual arts, film. The idea is to gather different people and train them with the tool of art so that they can create innovative forms of expression, get to know each others' life stories and identify common grounds and issues to work in a collaboration.
We are already working with several organizations dealing with minority groups, human right issues and education. We will design the workshop sessions, engage the organizations to share the pool of participants, training them and showcase their learning out come to public as a final presentation. It will address the need of engaging youth and children with positive and creative activities. Train them and provide a platform to acknowledge and appreciate their newly learned skill on public venue.
We will engage the participants from the cross section of the social backgrounds specially incorporating the ethnic/religious/underprivileged/ displaced minorities exist in Lahore, Pakistan.
For Visual Arts workshop we always prefer low cost preferably recycle material.
For Music workshops we experiment the idea of using Human band or more commonly known as acapella, i.e. using sounds that can be created through body i.e. clap/stamping of feet or the mouth like whistling to replace expensive music instruments. They can also use kitchen utensils and anything that is lying around near them to produce music in a creative way.
TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
OLOMOPOLO Media is a cultural and social innovation art and media production organization that designs and executes performance arts and social intervention productions along with workshops specifically directed towards visual and performing arts.
IS THIS AN IDEA THAT YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION WOULD LIKE TO TAKE FORWARD?
Yes, I have implementation capacity and am interested in and able to make this idea real in my community.