Integration through dance

Taking dance and movement as a creation element, these workshops invites people with functional diversity (physically disabled), non-professional, with and without dancing experience to create from the difference, to be surprised at the singularity of the other one, to reinvent our way of being in the world, to create our relationships. That’s why we incorporate dance professionals with or without disabilities into our workshops.

Dance expresses and communicates through the movement. Dance is broadened with new movements when our body explains different stories in different creation fields, with different capacities: we find a communication language from the possibilities offered by the diversity of their body, mind, culture and experience. We will learn to discover dance from a wheelchair, from the floor, from blindness, from the contact with others, from music and from the experience and expression through the movement. We all learn from all.

The only way to stop looking at the others as if they were strangers is to create a learning space, a creation space and a communication space where all can contribute from our difference to allow that our singularity offers a richer vision of life and art. Imaginary art feeds itself on this plural world and, at the same time, this is the imagery that art creates and projects on the society.

Addressed to

A varied group made up of people with and without disabilities. The approximate number of participants in each group will depend on the dimensions of the space to be used. We will try to balance the participants, trying that a 50% of the participants are people with disabilities and a 50% people without disabilities.

All people who are in the workspace are considered workshop participants. The figure of the volunteer who helps the disabled person does not exist in this course since all the people there are active participants.

Aims

§ To learn integrated dance foundations.

§ To offer an artistic communication space where people with and without disabilities could work the dance through equality.

§ To discover that we all can express ourselves through the body and our experiences.

§ To understand and live that the concept of “otherness” takes place when we don’t know the others and that disappears when that becomes part of our experiences.

Contents

§ To feel your body. To develop sensory perception and motor skills.

§ To develop other participants’ listening and movement perception.

§ To communicate feelings and emotions through movement.

§ To create joint composition structures from our own movement and from the other’s movement.

§ To train the perception different stimuli (physical, spatial, temporary…) as a technical creation resource.

§ To create from the singularity of each participant and from the interaction between them.

§ To make possible a feedback and an exchange space between participants in order to analyze the experiences produced during the course.

 

Methodology

§ All proposals can be carried out by all participants. Each one adapts them to their own possibilities and needs.

§ Respect to the personal time used in the execution of the exercises.

§ Individual work as well as work in small and big groups.

§ Exercises that promote perception, motor development, improvisation, memory and creativity.

§ Collective work and the achievement of a collective aim from an enriching process.

§ Action-reflection methodology where the experience promotes the contrast and adaptation to the reality of the participants.

OPEN ALL AREAS BARCELONA – Jordi Cortés on Vimeo.

Jordi Cortés

Artistic Director

Alta Realitat

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