As part of the exchange of good practices between the 6 organizations of the Exodus strategic partnership, Italy will host the learning event “Dancing and playing against discrimination”.
The ten-day program will take place following the red thread of the inclusion of migrants through the artistic tools of dance and music. The Italian organisers of the YMCA Parthenope Onlus, as part of the exchange of good practices between organitations, share strategies for creating awareness-raising events in the artistic field.
The aim is to share dance and music among participants (trainers and artists) of the organitations. In the formative path, through music and movement, the group will daily get to know other cultures, other expressions of the body, of space with images and objects. The result will be a new knowledge of oneself, of one’s emotions, of the way of living and facing them, of the way of meeting the other, of the ability to listen, make decisions, take the initiative, wait, or more simply a renewed awareness of entering into relationship with oneself, the other, the space. It will be fundamental to learn to look at one’s limits as a possibility: to change the gaze on oneself and others, go from I can’t to yes I can, through movement. In general, the arts and culture workshops aim to raise awareness on migration issues starting from the shared stories of the participants and ending with public awareness raising events.
The meeting on performing arts as a tool for inclusion and interactions will be represented at the public Hot Air Balloon Gathering in Fragneto Monforte. In this way they will in turn be able to organize similar artistic initiatives of visibility and knowledge of the cultures of migrants who are part of our organizations and take them to public events such as festivals or street events, for example, involving hundreds of spectators and to whom they will address messages of social inclusion in a space free from judgment, where creativity represents the fundamental moment of listening and relating, knowing and rediscovering oneself and the other.