For Community. Let's talk about burnout through art.

A demonstration of the effects of the training "FOR COMMUNITY. Let's talk about burnout through art"

Demonstration of the effects of the 5-day training will take place on Friday, 25.08.2023 at 18:00 at Revolution Dance Center (44/50 Dloga Street).

Register for the"For Community" final performance here.

Workshop For Community // 21 - 25.08.2023

Looking for a change?

Let's talk about burnout and exhaustion differently. Let's come together and listen to our bodies to find out what they would like to tell us about burnout. How about incorporating art, performance, and movement techniques to explore personal and collective burnout experiences.

We aim to find creative ways to discuss burnout among activists and the NGO community and promote rest to reduce stress and exhaustion. By doing so, we hope to contribute to the ongoing conversation about work, burnout, rest, and recovery in our sector.

Burnout laboratory

We invite you for a 5-days workshop called “For Community”. It’ll be a time to explore different faces of activists' burnout. And a laboratory of how we can create a more inclusive, friendly work environment for ourselves and future generations. 

During our workshop, we will conduct practical research on burnout and practices to combat it at personal, organizational, and systemic levels.

And the best part? We'll wrap it all up with a public presentation where we'll share our research process and ideas through a captivating performance. It's going to be an inspiring and informative event!

What should you know?

This is one and only opportunity to explore your potential with embodied theatre practice, community care and self-reflection. We’re inviting everyone open for adventure, learning and sharing.

The “For Community” workshop will occur between the 21st and 25th of August in Warsaw: ul. Długiej 44/50 - Revolution Dance Center

Participation in the event is free of charge. 

Please mind that we do not provide food and accommodation for the duration of the event.

Applications for participation will be accepted until 26 June 2023 using this form.

Please read the Workshop regulations before applying.


21.08.2023 - 10.00 - 15.00 - Workshops

22.08.2023 - 10.00 - 15.00 - Workshops

23.08.2023 - 10.00 - 15.00 - Workshops

24.08.2023 - 10.00 - 15.00 - Workshops

25.08.2023 - 15.00 - 21.30 - Rehearsal and presentation

Leading and the method:

,,Movement is known for its stress relief qualities, doubled by creative/expressive possibilities. To work towards an artistic take on burnout means to use performative/embodiment methods and practices, to allow thoughts, emotions, and experiences about burnout/exhaustion to appear and manifest in the body, and to reflect upon them on verbal and non-verbal levels. Performing together in front of an audience is a binding experience, primarily an emotional and mental labour. It brings participants and audience together in a shared time and space, engaged in a common context and purpose. And that purpose, even though immaterial and suggested, is the invisible link between all those present and allows difficult topics to be addressed with care and empathy."

Andreea Novac

Andreea Novac is an independent choreographer and performer based in Bucharest, Romania. She graduated Psychology (BA) and Choreography (BA, MA, PhD). Passionate about dance education, performance making, dance and performance theory, her works were presented in Romania and in international contexts. She participates regularly in dance, research, composition and improvisation workshops throughout Europe, teaches classes for professional and amateur dancers, actors and works in theatre and film. She is also the co-founder of Developing Art Association, co-curator for Bucharest International Dance Film Festival in 2020 and artistic director/curator of Caleido Performing Arts Festival in Bucharest since 2020. She received the best choreography award for her MA graduation work offered by the National University of Theatre and Film Bucharest and The Excellence Award offered by National Dance Centre Bucharest for her contribution to the development of contemporary dance in Romania. and


The workshop is organised by the Culture Shock Foundation and implemented with a grant from the Active Citizens Programme, National Fund, funded by the EEA Funds.