Horizontes Vinculados Documentary
Horizontes Vinculados (Connected Horizons) is a youth exchange project funded by Erasmus+. It involves 43 dancers from the dance and inclusion programs of Cía. Danza Vinculados (Granada) and YDance (Glasgow).
This project arises from the need to create a space that would make it possible to share methodologies and creative inclusion experiences through dance to strengthen the connections between young people and the participating organizations.
The main activity of the project took place between the 11th and 18th of February of 2018. A group of 14 young people, four support staff and two dance and inclusion experts from YDance travelled to Granada to work, create and share with the young members of Cía. Danza Vinculados Junior and the team of choreographers and psychologists.
The project’s TimeLine
Sunday, December 11, 2018
We received the Scottish company YDance with a welcome dinner in the purest Granada style: tapas at some bars in the city center.
Along the way, we all together customized some of the letters that would later be used to create the words HORIZONTES VINCULADOS.
Monday, December 12, 2018
We visited one of our famous monuments, the Alhambra.
We attended a participatory video workshop organized by the Útopi Social Films team. They taught us how to use video cameras and helped us record each other to create audiovisual material that we would later use.
Later on, we went to Le Chien Andalou, where we enjoyed a flamenco night accompanied with a delicious paella.
Tuesday, December 13, 2018
We took a walk in Granada’s beautiful neighbourhoods: Albaicín and Sacromonte.
Our choreographer Sara Fernández led the first cultural exchange workshop: flamenco dance.
Wednesday, December 14, 2018
More than 40 young people received us at the Severo Ochoa Institute in Granada to make a linguistic exchange through dance and work on the theme “fears”, which was present throughout the week of the Horizontes Vinculados project.
Thursday, December 15, 2018
YDance’s Scottish choreographers Kelly Shearer and Jessica Ho led the second cultural exchange workshop: Scottish folk dance. We also ran a participatory debate to encourage the acts of reflecting, analyzing and constructing an inclusive discourse, which was one of the most important objectives of this project.
Friday, December 15, 2018
Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons were divided into two parts. The first, led by Lara Balboa (Cía Danza Vinculados), focused on contemporary dance techniques. The second, led by Carmen Vilches (Cía Danza Vinculados) and Kelly Shearer (YDance), was oriented towards creation and choreography.
Saturday, December 17, 2018
On the last day of the Horizontes Vinculados project, we presented the work we had done throughout the week to the public at Granada’s Armilla Theater. After the show, we were able to give the floor to both the dancers and the audience with whom we shared our ways of developing the creative process and working with such a heterogeneous group. To end this fantastic week, we enjoyed a great farewell dinner in which we handed certificates to each of the participants.