Summary of Cuerpo, Mujer y Medio Ambiente Dance Day organized by Útopi Social Films.

Cuerpo, Mujer y Medio Ambiente Dance Days

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Federico García Lorca Center

On Thursday, March 21st, 2019 the Cuerpo, Mujer y Medio Ambiente Dance Day (Body, Woman & Environment) was held in Federico García Lorca Center as part of the Danza Sin Barreras Dance Days (Dance Without Barriers). During this event, we presented the Cuerpo, Mujer y Medio Ambiente project developed by Cía. Danza Vinculados and Útopi Social Films. This project was done with women from Granada and Níjar region (Almería) and it was co-financed by La Caixa’s social program and the Ministry of Culture (INAEM).

A public discussion under the theme of Cuerpo, Mujer y Medio Ambiente with the experts:

  • Carmen Vilches: Choreographer and director of the project and Cía. Danza Vinculados.
  • Adelina Sánchez Espinosa: Professor at the University of Granada and coordinator of the Master GEMMA Consortium.
  • Luis Sánchez Vázquez: Peace, Conflicts and Democracy Doctor specialized in Environmental Conflicts and a Professor at the Department of Regional Geographic Analysis and Physical Geography of the University of Granada (UGR).
  • Pilar Minaya: Director of Nijar Tejiendo Redes association.

The projection of the first dance film of the Cuerpo, Mujer y Medio Ambiente project entitled DanceBiosis and starring forty women of different ages and socio-cultural backgrounds was filmed in several locations of Cabo de Gata Natural Park and its surroundings. This video reflected those women as a connection and union tool between beauty and the need for survival on one side and between creation and environmental destruction on another side.

A partial performance of Cía. Danza Vinculados Senior’s new show entitled Tránsito (Transition). It was created during the choreographic workshops of the Cuerpo, Mujer y Medio Ambiente project.

To end the event, the displaced women from Níjar (Almería) were invited to get on stage to discuss with the audience about the experience of the dance workshops and the recording of the dance film.

Photo credits: Juan Caballero