Double Sens

The Project

In 2012, Aggeloskoni Da.Co collaborated with french dance company DK-Bel and hosted the project “Dali D’KLIC” in Athens.

The continuation of this collaboration is “Double Sens” where DK-BEL took over the management of the project in Paris in 2013.

The “Double Sens” project was an artistic meeting of young Europeans (Hungarian, French and Greek). The theme of this meeting is about promoting “the relationships between us” that seek to overcome difficulties from disability, a tough urban environment or a crisis situation. Each group consisted of both youths with and without disabilities.

The main theme of the project “Double Sens” was to enable young people to overcome divisions and prejudices through artistic creation in order to achieve a dialogue free from discrimination between European citizens.

The project consisted of a series of art workshops (dance, theater, music, clowns, writing workshops and visual arts), social outings, a festival and performances.

The method consisted of the intersection of artistic and pedagogical approaches of each stakeholder and the choreographers. The common basic workshop introduced the participants to different creative processes, while directing them through specific guidelines (space, time, energy) to create solo creations which served the total group composition. Given the nature of the young participants, this method was adaptable to the needs of each individual’s potential. This guided them to find their own ways of expression, let them externalize their emotions and allowed them to create an artistic language so that they could obtain a collective work.

The project’s intentions were based on the European spirit and the desire to offer young people the opportunity to become aware of the differences, but also to bring awareness to the similarities between themselves.

The result enabled young participants to learn from each other and adapt to an artistic residency by developing their skills of collaboration and openness, regardless of their social and cultural background and of their artistic discipline. It was also promoting youth creativity and self-employment as well as integration.

At the same time, this allowed them to learn to communicate their artistic experience through exchange and public speaking.

The overall concept derives from the need of young people to come out of isolation, often due to physical or socio-cultural situations and their need to participate actively in society.