« We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing »
This is a unique opportunity to experience an art form as a family, through play and movement.Designed by the Spanish artist Juan Eduardo López, Danza en Familia brings families together in creative fashion by means of role-play, group participation and engagement with others. This activity is for children ages 5 to 12, and the adults of their families: parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters…
Experiencing Art Together by the Play
Danza en Familia was born following project initiator Juan Eduardo López’s personal experience of a chance meeting with members of the Hadzabe nomadic community in the region of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Since the beginning of the projet, which has been developed in many countries, several artists of national and international fame have been invited to participate in the workshops.
The use of the game as the main channel of experimentation stimulates not only creativity and imagination, but also participation, group life, solidarity, and affection. There are no goals to achieve, no winner or loser, no obligations. Thus, the sense of shame disappears, as well as the fear of not being up to the task. The only goal is to have fun and participate in the group activity, with absolute freedom to enter or exit the game, or to carry out the activity in this or that way, as the sensitivity of each is respected.
Everyone without distinction is invited to participate on an equal footing. Adults become children once again, while children learn about themselves by playing with the adults, irrespective of age, the presence of different generations (children, parents, grandparents…) furthers the emergence of unique forms of participation and creation, far from the so frequent exclusions of our contemporary societies.
We would be truly delighted to share this experience with you and your children. Do not hesitate to contact us! It is not necessary to be introduced to the dance to participate at Danza en Familia.
Ateliers présentés en collaboration avec la Ville de Laval.
From Saturday, April 14 to Sunday, April the 22, in Montréal, Laval and Berthierville.
Montréal: 5$ / person
Laval and Berthierville: free
By email to email@example.com, with your name, number of participants and age of the children with you, as well as the selected workshop(s).
By phone: 514 525-1500 (opening hours of the Agora de la danse: from 12:00 am to 6:00 pm, Wednesday to Saturday)
or with the Escales Improbables on the 514 313-6667
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By phone at 450-978-6888 poste 7586
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By phone: 450-271-5310
Register quickly, places are limited !