Today we started the activities of the training course about Inclusion through Urban Art and Folk Music. The first session started with an energizer called “Do you like your neighbours?” to memorize the names of the participants; after that, the project UA&FOLK was presented to the participants, where they shared information about its history, how it was created, and how urban art can be a useful tool for inclusion.
After a short break, Valentine, a Swiss dancer, introduced the topic of inclusion through dance, mixing together different kinds of dance styles-from hip-hop to african dance. Moreover, the participants had the hance to create their own movements and to develop their concept of inclusion through dance.
After lunch, Juan María Rivero, a multifaceted artist specialized in Fine Arts, presented a workshop on art-therapy using music and artistic expression. Through this activity, the participants created a more comfortable and more connected relationship to one another, using non-formal tools.
Subsequently, it took place a workshop about music tecniques to create a fusion, using both theoretical concepts and practical instruments.
To conclude the first day, the participants organized “La cena intercultural”, where they presented a typical meal from their own country and they shared it altogether. The project will take place the whole week in “La Noria”, and also people from the outside are invited to the activity “Puertas Abiertas” about music and dance battles, which will take place on Saturday afternoon, from 18:30 on.
Stay tuned! 🙂