“In this together” is the concept of a participatory circus show that at several points relies on the audience in order to happen at all. The basic intent is to extend the internal experiences of the artists to a wider public, to involve them close enough to let them experience the trust, focus and joy that is so intrinsic to our disciplines. This involves sharing some of the risk, in a controlled environment and is a major part of the research we intend to dive further into.
After last summer’s Academy, the trainees started their months-long local work – the Hungarian team (Heléna Ménesi, Szilvia Markos, Viktória Csaba, Zsófia Kozma and Zalán Haragonics) with Indahouse Hungary in Hernádszentandrás. But how is the joint work going? We asked the trainees about this:
The Anti-Bullying Movement Series is designed to use art & culture (primarily dance) to disrupt bullying in youth-at-risk by increasing the skills & competences of artists, educators, youth workers, educational leaders, & support staff that serve youth.
In our contemporary world, the cultural sector and the arts are increasingly at interest in having direct social and environmental impact in the fight against for example social exclusion, gender inequality, and environmental crisis. Social Art practices and Socially engaged arts are umbrella terms for methodologies attempting to just that: utilising the potentials and powers of the arts for changing the present and future societies and environments we live in.