Wolf + Water work in all kinds of conflict situations, from “major conflicts” such as the Balkans, Northern Ireland & the Middle East to “smaller scale conflicts” in communities, estates, businesses or families.
Using theatre & the arts Wolf + Water can explore themes in conflict management & peace building, concentrating on individual, group & cultural responses to violence, mistrust & propaganda & encouraging participants, be they young politicians, youth club leaders, police or army, to explore what it means to take the risk of using different, non violent & non discriminatory responses.
Projects are designed specifically to address each individual situation & context, using theatre, arts, mask & image work to explore new ways of facing old conflicts.
Wolf + Water have been theatre company in residence for the Mediation UK Annual Conference,(2001) the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council (2001), the 4th European Conference of Peace Building & Conflict Resolution (1998), the ISFIT International Conference at the University of Trondheim, Norway (1999 & 2001) the Peace in Higher Education Conference at the University of Tromso, Norway (2000) & the international “Building the Peace” conference in Belfast (2000) , & ran work for the SIETAR European Interculturalist Conference in Stravanger, Norway (2001).
Wolf + Water have provided a vast amount of training in all aspects of conflict management including human rights work & trauma treatment training, working with, among others, the Little Star Centre, Chechnya, the Nansen Academy for Human Rights, Centre for Conflict Management, Oslo, the Northern Ireland Community Relations Consortium, & the Council of Europe in Macedonia.
” The work of Wolf + Water is inspirational & really enthuses me about the power of drama in addressing issues of conflict transformation… from exercises that are quite simple in their approach, the facilitators manage to elicit so much material regarding human responses….an eye opening experience across the board!”
Student Community Relations Officer, NUS-USI