I want to achieve an active participatory and democratic dialogue between our bodies in choreographic relations towards post-conflict recovery, peacebuilding and governing emotional landscapes. The objective is to learn by creating from the “Cycle of artistic inquiry” and the Cartesian methodology.Beyond a technical training in a particular art form. This methodology prioritizes creative student expression, reflection, and revision, turning workshop classrooms into laboratories of deep engagement with the creative process.
Dance has a potential as a source of communicating and generating information for development inputs (formulation of cultural policies, citizens’ participation in arts and social inclusion, among other aspects). Dance can be an instrument for reconciliation, the creation of democratic spaces and the construction social integration, social fabric, building peace and bringing harmony among communities. Dance has different tastes that enrich the axis for human development in social sciences, nourishing the public processes of cultural offer and demand, and at the same time generating wellbeing and development to citizens.
These project aims to give space for artistic creation and expression, - where citizens can bring their different discourses and emotions into action without using words and expressing their life lessons.In this process, arts and especially dance as a means for the body to communicate as a whole, considering also a way to share in a multidisciplinary and political way. These workshops and performance are design not only for a general public wanted to create and connecting with their bodies, but also to those dealing with stress and difficulties. Workshops related to the project are specially designed for marginal communities, but also for those that deal in a daily basis in any aid work related and that are the most exposed to post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD).
An Euro can make the difference...
"I'm not interested in how people move, but what moves them." Pina Bausch
"My growing [.] consciousness made me realize the cultural urgency of bringing marginalized experiences and bodies into the academy. (...) This new work is based on a conviction that there is a connection between how we think about the world and how we move through it." Ann Cooper Albright
There is an active obsession with the body as an objective, mechanical entity. This split removes us from the experiences of our bodies and often results in disconnecting us from our own inner proprioceptive signals and from our somas as living processes. Jill Green
"If you are too violent, you risk provoking revolts...In contrast to
that you have the system of surveillance, which on the contrary involves
very little expense. There is no need for arms, physical violence,
material constraints. Just a gaze. An inspecting gaze, a gaze which each
individual under its weight will end by interiorisation to the point
that he is his own overseer, each individual thus exercizing this
surveillance over, and against, himself. A superb formula: power
exercised continuously and for what turns out to be minimal cost".
(Foucault, ‘The Eye of Power’, in 1980, 155)
"Be the change you want to see in the world" Mahatma Gandhi