What does "Game-up" mean? There is more than one answer to this question. At first it was only one of many European Seminars for trainers, but for all participants it developed into something far greater.
During the one-week training which was held in Ezcaray, La Rioja, Spain, 23 participants from Ireland, Finland, Austria, Italy and Spain got together to get-to-know each other and to connect through their shared objective: teaching important values and life lessons through theatrical activities.
From the 09/16/2019 until the 09/23/2019 the diverse group was asked to each present two of their practices and to take part in the other groups exercises. They were also given the opportunity to try out and share activities that they wanted to test out on professionals.
Other activities during the week included a intercultural night and during the time Logroño celebrated its famous festival San Mateo which the participants had the chance to visit to get some more insight of the spanish culture.
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So, what does "Game-up" mean?
Game-up means international friendships and relationships. Game-up means sharing activities that aim for education and inclusion through theatre. Game-up means being emotionally and physically exhausted by the end of the workshops and thankful for these sensations. Game-up means celebrating diversity and celebrating life. Game-up means coming together and learning from each other.
There is no better way to end this than with this quote:
Everyone likes to drive in a luxury car. You need to look for the people, that would share a bus with you.