National / Personal? workshop in TheLocal.de

There is an article by Mithila Borker in the online magazine The Local on English Theatre Berlin’s Expat Expo. Our workshop with Minna Partanen starts the article:
“On a cold and snowy winter morning, about ten people are standing in a circle on a planked wooden floor and grunting with the fake effort they’re putting into climbing imaginary ropes that hang above them.

But this isn’t a preparation course for surviving in the wild – this is a technique to ‘wake up’ and be alert for a workshop on national and personal identity.

The participants are foreigners who have chosen Berlin to be their home. They’ve come to take part in the English Theatre Berlin’s Expat Expo, a two-week festival featuring performances and workshops by some of the city’s international artists.

The workshop was organized by Minna Partanen from the English Theatre and Anna-Sofia Sysser, who is involved in contemporary theatre.

“We wanted to create a workshop that addresses the question of being an expat. We wanted to explore this in terms of national and personal identity – how living abroad affects the identity and whether there are some common experiences or whether the experiences are individual to each person,” said Minna Partanen.

Read the whole article here:
http://www.thelocal.de/lifestyle/20130222-48141.html#.US9W51qLIUw

And thanks again for our great participants!