We’re delighted to announce Danza Vinculados Junior’s participation at the EU project Let´s Dance. The project is funded by the Culture Fund of the European Commission and the Escuela Pública de Formación Cultural de Andalucía (Junta de Andalucía) and involves young artists from four European cities: Granada (Spain), Bremen (Germany), Leeuwarden (Netherlands) and Glasgow (UK). The aim of the project is to promote the professionalization of dance through an exchange of professional experiences, to inspire creative work through artistic collaborations, to spread the concept of inclusive dance and community dance and to delight new audiences across Europe.
A group of dancers lead by choreographers Carmen Vilches y Trinidad Castillo in Granada, and local choreographers in each country are working under the artistic direction of Wilfred van Poppel to produce choreographic material inspired by the migrations (a reflection about sadness and pain, but also a celebration of the stunning beauty that each one reveals in moments of suffering and change).
In the framework of this Project, each group will visit the other three cities. The participants will meet in Bremen and Leeuwarden in July 2016, in Glasgow in October 2016 and in Granada in 2017. Through contemporary dance and dance theatre we’ll form a collective piece that will become larger with each meeting. Finally we will celebrate the international premiere at the Alhambra Theatre of Granada in February 2017.
The project also includes activities with the local community such as open workshops, street performances, expositions and press conferences.
At the International Dance Day, 29th of April, we presented the Let’s Dance project to the audience and media in Granada at the Escuela Pública de Formación Cultural de Andalucía. We organized a workshop “Dance for Everybody” and a flash mob event where kids, young people and adults of all capacities and backgrounds joined dancing and celebrating the concept of community dance in its very nature.
Sunday 3rd of July we will present fragments of our work developed with dancers from Danza Vinculados Junior and Granada Tanz Teatro (Trinidad Castillo) at the International Festival of Music and Dance Festival of Granada “Fex”. The performance will take place at 21:00 o’clock and at 22.30 o’clock at the Plaza de las Pasiegas (near to the Cathedral).