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Aug

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This week at Dialogue Cafe! 0 Reply

There is lots of exciting stuff happening at Dialogue Cafe this week.

Today, we have artist Nuno Godinho from the Atelier Concorde art collective talking about creativity in the global world – specifically about mobility and how mobility influences the work of artists.

Tomorrow we have Portuguese NGO, Batoto Yetu talking about their work with young people in Lisbon. Batoto Yetu Portugal (BYP) is a non-profit youth and culture organization, established in 1996 by the choreographer and founder Júlio Leitão, with the support of the Luso-American Foundation and the Oeiras City Council. Batoto Yetu, which stands for “our children”, in Swahili, works with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, helping them to (re)discover traditional African dance and music in order to explore their roots or get acquainted with different cultures and traditions. Batoto Yetu seeks to foster the self-esteem and self-awareness of the young people they work with so that they can become active citizens and confident and responsible leaders in the future. Since 1996, Batoto Yetu has trained more than 1000 dancers and musicians, giving over 300 performances in national and international theatres.

On Thursday, we have José Neto talking about his project art&mente®  and on Friday we have a performance from OMIRI, a project developed by Vasco Casais e Tiago Pereira.

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Aug

11

Batoto Yetu at Dialogue Cafe today 0 Reply

Today at 14h30 (Lisbon) at Dialogue Cafe, Batoto Yetu will be talking about their work with young people. Batoto Yetu is a non-profit youth and culture organization, established in 1996 by the choreographer and founder Júlio Leitão, with the support of the Luso-American Foundation and the Oeiras City Council. Since 1996, Batoto Yetu, which means “Our Children” in Swahili, has been supporting disadvantaged young people primarily from within the Lisbon Metropolitan Area.

The organisation is based on the idea that despite the diverse and often tough economic and social background of these children, the (re)discovery of traditional African dance and music enables them to explore their roots or get acquainted with different cultures and traditions, fostering their self-esteem and self-awareness and developing a sense of belonging that will help them become active citizens and confident and responsible leaders in the future. At the same time, through this work we will be contributing to a more plural, tolerant and intercultural society.

Since 1996, BYP has helped to train more than 1000 dancers and musicians, giving over 300 performances in national and international theatres, such as the New Jersey Performances Arts Centre and the Apollo Theatre, in New York, as well as special performances in TV shows from the four main Portuguese television networks.

In December 1996, in partnership with the Luso-American Foundation, the Oeiras City Council and the school district of Caxias, Oeiras, BYP launched a community development program, funded by the Choices program of the High Commissioner for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue. This project, named Áfri-Cá: Wings and Roots, allowed Batoto Yetu to expand its social intervention activities, offering greater support to a broader disadvantaged population, mostly from Caxias, Oeiras.

To find out more join us at MUDE or UCAM or contact mude@dialoguecafe.org or ucam@dialoguecafe.org.

 

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Olá Sandra! Já foi inscrita. Contamos consigo :) Obrigada pelo interesse.
daliasendra on 2019.01.28