撕纸的勇气 (Zaobao XX April 12) by 郭践红

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撕纸的勇气 (Zaobao XX April 12) by 郭践红

Postby Emelyn » Thu May 10, 2012 10:59 am

Forgot the publish date..... but here is the content.

《撕纸的勇气》
郭践红

上个星期,剧团的教育拓展工程带了刚刚排好的新戏《我要上天的那一晚》到中、小学开始一系列的巡回演出。二十多年前,我第一次看这出戏。当时,台上演员和台下同学们互动的演出还比较稀少、新鲜,所以学生们踊跃热情的参与给我留下了深刻的印象。

这次,戏由我负责导演,决定到学校去看看观众有怎么反应。

第一站:一所名女校,四年级的同学

演出开始前,我们给同学们第一个任务 -- 摺纸花。

演员讲解着:“。。。把一张A5大小的纸对摺,按紧折痕,然后把纸撕成两半。。。”

简单吧?

一个老师说:“她们不会撕的。”

“什么不会撕?”我没听懂老师的话。

老师又说:“她们不会撕纸。”

正当我还搞不清老师到底在说什么时,她又出声:“她们都是千金小姐,没有剪刀是不会撕纸的。”

不会撕纸?

我转头一看,对着我的竟然是一对对惊慌失措的眼睛。真的!同学们手里拿着纸,无助的望着、等着我们上前去教她们怎么撕纸!在我们重复的鼓励下,一百多个孩子终于把纸撕成两半。。。

看完戏后,另一位老师给我们提意见:“下次是不是可以考虑先把纸切好给学生,比较省时间?”


第二站:邻里中学,中一的同学

同一天的第二个演出。同样的开场活动,摺纸花。

这一次,中学生们没有求助。迟疑了一下,把纸撕成两半,接着又犹豫了,因为两半的纸有的大小不等,有的边缘凹凸不平,不够工整。他们的脸上露出的是不安、甚至挫折感的神情。

比较大胆的要求多一张纸。
有的会问:“这样对吗?可以吗?”

有的把“失败”的作品放进口袋,唯恐被发现。

中学生们就这样战战兢兢地做成了纸花。


第三站:女校,六年级同学

事先我们都会通知老师请同学们带支笔来看戏,因为戏里有个部分鼓励他们把记忆写下来。今天和往常不同的是,同学们带着整个铅笔盒来看戏,有的看起来不像“盒”,更像“箱”!

这一天,我决定采取比较背动的姿态,看看她们怎么解决这撕纸的难题。

很快的,剪刀现身来工作,尺也出来帮忙确定纸张的边缘保持直线。最后把任务完成,过程不踊跃,更不能说得上有乐趣,感觉好像在做工。

但精准,又有效率。


第四站:我家,二年级的女儿

女儿在幼儿园时特别爱撕撕剪剪、涂涂写写,决定在家做个试验。

我对她说:“拿张纸,撕成两半!“

“可以用剪刀吗?用尺撕?”她想都没想就问

“用手!”我鼓励她,但心沉了一下。。。

只见女儿三十秒内把纸撕了个歪歪斜斜,然后毫不犹豫的跟着我把它捏成纸花。

还好,还好,中毒还不算太深。。。但不知什么时候开始,孩子的手和脑开始失去直接的联系,把缺陷看成错误,把随意看成放纵。

看来,受多了教育以后,想要撕纸还需要勇气。

(作者是实践剧场艺术总监)

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Re: 撕纸的勇气 (Zaobao XX April 12) by 郭践红

Postby Oppsgal » Thu May 10, 2012 4:20 pm

English version please? :smile:

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Re: 撕纸的勇气 (Zaobao XX April 12) by 郭践红

Postby daisyt » Fri May 11, 2012 8:34 am

Emelyn, thanks for posting. 2 days ago, I was trying to find this article online but zaobao only archive 7 days. How did you manage to retrieve it?

Can we start an experiment on your kids or other kids (both primary and secondary) to see what is the result? :smile:

When I ask dd what would she do. Her answer is fold the paper into half and tear along the line. Dd is in upper sec.

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Re: 撕纸的勇气 (Zaobao XX April 12) by 郭践红

Postby Emelyn » Fri May 11, 2012 11:34 am

daisyt wrote:Emelyn, thanks for posting. 2 days ago, I was trying to find this article online but zaobao only archive 7 days. How did you manage to retrieve it?

Can we start an experiment on your kids or other kids (both primary and secondary) to see what is the result? :smile:

When I ask dd what would she do. Her answer is fold the paper into half and tear along the line. Dd is in upper sec.


Erm. I got it directly from the author. Our daughters attended the same childcare.

Looks like your DD didn't 中毒 !

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Re: 撕纸的勇气 (Zaobao XX April 12) by 郭践红

Postby Nebbermind » Fri May 11, 2012 11:48 am

would love to try this out tonight!!

Wonder if their actions will match my expectation....

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Re: 撕纸的勇气 (Zaobao XX April 12) by 郭践红

Postby Emelyn » Fri May 11, 2012 12:24 pm

Shall we all do this experiment, and then share about your ds/dd's reaction ?
Will be very interesting....

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Re: 撕纸的勇气 (Zaobao XX April 12) by 郭践红

Postby daisyt » Fri May 11, 2012 12:53 pm

The author is 郭宝崑's daughter. The author's daughter must be very good in Chinese.
Yes, Lucky my dd 中毒不深, haha..

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Re: 撕纸的勇气 (Zaobao XX April 12) by 郭践红

Postby alng » Fri May 11, 2012 7:13 pm

I tried on both my P1 ds and P6 dd. Ds tore the paper without hesitation. Dd tore the paper more carefully but she still tore the paper without asking for scissors. :-)

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Re: 撕纸的勇气 (Zaobao XX April 12) by 郭践红

Postby BeContented » Fri May 11, 2012 8:52 pm

Tested on P6 DS & P5 DD telling them I'm doing an experiment.

DS just went ahead to fold the paper. B4 tearing asked if any tool can be used. Told him no & he went ahead.

DD was more skeptical, watched the bro & tried to be precise .... fold & fold. End up too many crease so her tearing was worse than the bro.

Disclaimer from DS : I dunno how to tear straight. From DD : I tried but end up too many lines, that's why not straight.

So what can I deduce?? :wink:

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Re: 撕纸的勇气 (Zaobao XX April 12) by 郭践红

Postby Emelyn » Sat May 12, 2012 3:45 pm

DS1 (13yo) - held the paper vertically, and tore it.
DS2 (10yo) - folded the paper into half horizontally, then tore it.
DD (8yo) - held the paper vertically, and tore it.

All first asked "why?", I said "doing experiment".

We always find DS1 and DD are very similar in character. Their actions this time round, reinforced that.

:wink:

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