Dali d’KLIC

Dance in Education

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The greek dance company AggeloSkoni collaborated with the french dance company DK-BEL to create the performance Dali D’KLIC. Dali d’ Klic is a performative project which creates links between multiculturalism and diversity.

The programme is a youth exchange programme where 56 (twenty eight members each in total including the artists and companions)  young teenagers and disabled people from Athens and Paris, meet on the stage and work through their diversities using the means of the creative process for the production of a dance performance.

The theme chosen for this project is the work of Salvador Dali and Surrealism which is explored through the art of the body as Dali particularly was concerned with the destruction of the body through time.

Four rehearsals held from each group in its own country and four common rehearsals result in one performance and were intergrated within the week of the exchange itself which took place in Athens  from the 10th until the 17th of March 2013. The participants shared their common experiences during the workshops as well as the accompanying activities. The result was an eightminute performance which was presented finally in the Michalis Kakogiannis Institute on the 14th of March. The program continues till the end of the school year with the presentation of the result to the members of the school community.

The creative process applied during this exchange program derives from the combination of the specific methods of each group as well as the methodology of common artistic creation. Gradually the members of the groups co-created within the common workshops while developing a bodily relationship. They danced together, improvised under the supervision and guidance of the two choreographers. They collaborated while discovering ways to overcome their differences by using the common language of the body which is movement. Their differences where evident as they where coming from different cultural backrounds but also varying in their mental as well as bodily abilities and individual needs. The two intergrated groups used their differences creatively resulting in an unanimus performance. The shared experience was each time discussed within the group offering space for verbal expression of the emotions and thoughts occured in the process. The relationships between the members of the two groups however were also developed through social outings which were arranged to further the exchange of thoughts, ideas and feelings through the social encounter.

The programme started in January 2013 and until the week of excahnge the following preliminary actions had taken place:

  1. Six meetings of the choreographers in order to organize the artistic outcome of the workshops, through skype, during the visit to Paris of the Greek choreographer (on the epxenses of the groups themeselves), during the visit of  French Choreographer to Athens (on the epxenses of the groups themeselves)
  2. Four meetings/rehearsals of the each group seperatelly on the country of origin
  3. Meetings form the members of Aggeloskoni dance company for the organisation of the week of exchange, booking of the hotels, booking of the airplanes, the inbetween travels, organizing the feedings, organizing the cultural, social and artistic activities
  4. Opening o closed group on facebook as a meeting space

During the week of exchange the following activities took place:

  1. Four common rehearsals
  2. Three workshops in schools in Athens held by dancers from both groups and with the participation of members of both groups together with students
  3. Cultural activities, visiting the historical center of Athens, the museum of Akropolism, the Akropolis, with the participatios of members of both groups
  4. Artistic events, tour of the State School of Art, taking part at the “Artistic Parade”, viewing performances, workshops clown-theatre-percussions
  5. Social activities, common outings for eating in restaurants in Athens, welcoming party, farewell party, free common time