Pilot sessions are artistic workshops aimed at giving young people an illustrated, danced, musicalized, filmed form to an idea, an intention. Each partner will facilitate a residential artistic creation with from 10 to 15 young job- seekers (35 hours).
Each session will be provided by one or more artist-facilitators trained in socio-artistic direction and in identification and development of intercultural resources.
Products made during the pilot sessions will be represented in multimedia formats in order to facilitate their dissemination in European exhibitions and on the web.
Practical artistic techniques can be adapted to allow you to: better understand your personal skills and embed self confidence, acquire new competences, find your sense of self and give you the motivation to develop a personal and professional pathway that is adapted to your needs and desires.
Throughout our pilot sessions, a creative process will lead the young people to question and better understand their skills and desires, and also develop their key skills which are fundamental to finding employment.
Dario Jacopo Laganà (www.norte.it) is an Italian photographer living in Berlin since 2010. After spending some years on travel photography (especially in Middle East) and photojournalism, he decided to inspect studio photography with experimental portraits projects and to work on interior and architecture photography. From his personal interest in the Second Great War and the Cold war, he started the blog Elephant in Berlin (www.elephantinberlin.com), to provide documentary evidence of the city and its changes, of the historical places, buildings and curiosities on Berlin and Brandenburg. He’s the co-author of the book “We Will Forget Soon” a documentary photographic research project on the traces of the Soviet Army in the former East Germany, developed in 3 years travelling about 8000 km with an archive of over 10,000 photos. Together with is job of photographer, he collaborates with different artists in the fields of dance, performance and art.
Adele Spiers is a professional Artist, Arts Manager, Arts Facilitator and Art Psychotherapist. In her own artistic practice she uses film-making, mixed media, photography, drawing and painting.
Her experience mainly lies in supporting those people and communities most marginalised or isolated in society, with a specialism of working with black and ethnic minority groups and people with mental health problems. Currently she works as Manager, Artistic Director and Art Psychotherapist at SOLA ARTS a Liverpool based arts charity.
Soad Ibrahim is a dancer. She graduated in Intercultural Communication and she post-graduated in Peacekeeping Management. She has studied dance since she was 13 years old. Her research in the dance field is based on interpretation of movement as an expression of personal and cultural history for each person.
She works in Movement Education field specialising in social inclusion and intercultural dialogue. She is also involved in traditional Arabic dance, contemporary dance and nomadic dance, she also studies dance therapy. In her work she integrates many disciplines, for example the dance with the “Theatre of the Oppressed”.
Mounir Othman he began his acting career at Vaulx-en-Velin, around Lyon where he grew up.
With his friends who he met at the Option theatre school, he created a show for young people, with which they toured in the countryside of Benin.
He realised quickly that he wanted to do 2 things: make questioning theatre, where relationships are discussed and secondly making theatre which is accessible to people who would not normally go to the theatre. This is what motivated him to practice Forum Theatre. Since 2001 he has performed with different companies: Théâtre en Mouvement, NAJE, TOP Théâtre…And he provides workshops in schools, MJC, and social centres in deprived communities. After this he met Anne Zimmer, theatre director and a technical teacher, Alexander, with whom, together, they formed the Body Theatre and Choreography. He plays in 2 of his creations “Situé… et D’arrache pied”, a piece about suffering at work. Finally he wrote and directed “Le désastre des astres.” A piece for young people about the power and democracy.
Werner Moron is a visual artist, who graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Liège. Multi-faceted and multidisciplinary artist, his work could not be classified easily. He is interested above all in action, in all interventions in society. Art is a manner to show what we are not able to see anymore, to wave ideas. His approach is inspired by the everyday life, his area, his street, current events, working with citizens in Youth centres, at CPAS, in Fedasil. He set up the Doubt’s University in order to “give everyone the art principles” and he has a personal view on the socio-artistic activities.
Gwladys LE CALVEZ, artist, dancer/choreographer, began her education in contemporary dance in France, at CEPA/CFRD in Nantes, then at EPSEDANSE in Montpellier. She decided to work beyond the academic framework and to continue her own artistic and pedagogical research in New York, then Brussels, Belgium, where she currently lives. She took part in axis syllabus workshops (body and movement analysis) for one year, and in various other workshops provided by choreographers from a variety of backgrounds. She provides different dance workshops throughout Wallonia since 2009 within Paracommand’ Art and also private lessons to over 50 people. She focuses on freedom and limitations each person experiences and gives themselves, bodily and socially, in everyday life.
François Vaiana is a jazz baritone singer living in Brussels, Belgium. He is the founding member of a variety of bands including Blue Monday People and The Brussels Vocal Project. He played in many other bands as lead singer and Choirs in Belgium and Paris. At the same time Francois teaches singing at the Rock’s Cool in Namur, Belgium, at Jazz Studio in Anvers and at the Amay Academy.
Manu Louis is a composer, singer and guitarist. He juggles between rock and folk music (traditional songs and music from Central Europe), contemporary music, jazz, and electronic. He recorded 6 albums and played in a variety of European countries with his previous projects: Funk Sinatra, Music for Garden, We are not flowers, Louislouis. In 2013/14 he created a permanent installation “Velo” (for the 5 seasons festival.) He composed a fanfare and a live soundtrack for the films of Chomon (with the maker of instruments and Spanish musician Truna). He also works with dancers (Bud Blumenthal) poets and visual artists (Werner Moron) and composes regularly for different orchestras (Orchestra Vivo) and l’Ensemble de musique de chamber.
Graduated in the Institute of Arts and Diffusing sector : Images (BE), Federico Dambrosio was a director and producer of a number of short and long films (fiction/documentaries). He made a short and mid-length film (documentaries) : Les Petits Jardins/Charbon
The Artistic Workshops in the UK (Liverpool) will take place in July and August 2014