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Haiku and nature: an inspiration for teaching theater in Brazilian basic education

In this paper I will present methodologies for creating performances inspired by Japanese and Brazilian haikus, which have the observation of nature at their core. Haikus arrived in Brazil at the beginning of the 20th century and have had a strong influence on Brazilian art ever since. Valuing the present moment (here and now), art, life, ritual and everyday life are fundamental components in the conception of haiku, which are in common with the concepts of performance. In this presentation, I will demonstrate how reading these poems can encourage elementary school students to create theatrical scenes engaged with nature preservation. I will emphasize the idea that we are part of nature and that the poetic view of reality allows us to stimulate, through teaching and learning processes, care for life, based on a sharper perception of the environment, in a more sensitive and harmonious way with the planet.

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