Supporting the participation of Italian associations working in the field of art and disability in the International Art X= Festival organized in Bariloche, Argentina, by Cre-Arte, to provide a space for visibility and new opportunities for artists with disabilities; offering an educational opportunity on site to workers, young disabled, disadvantaged beneficiaries, university students and artists.
- 27 workers and beneficiaries with disabilities from the Academia Arte della Diversità (Art of diversity academy), AllegroModerato and ZeroFavole, who participate to the Festival in Argentina;
- all the workers and beneficiaries with disabilities from Cre-Arte (about 100) who participate in the exchange activities among associations, learning new methodologies for artistic work with the disabled;
- Festival audience;
- the citizens of San Carlos de Bariloche and other Argentineans sensitized to the rights of the disabled.
The project counted on the participation of 3 Italian associations (AllegroModerato, Accademia Arte della Diversità, ZeroFavole/Babilonia Teatres) to the International art festival (music, dance, theatre, painting) along with the disabled, organized by Cre-Arte (an AMI and AMG partner since 2009) in Bariloche from November 1-10, 2017. Participation in this Festival is the result of the Cre-Arte tour in Europe (2015, supported by AMG/AMI) and comprises the first of two phases of the “Theatre, dance and music of difference” Exchange among the Cre-Arte associations, the Accademia Arte della Diversità, AllegroModerato and ZeroFavole (2015 e 2016, supported by AMI). Eighty artists from various countries (Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Spain and Italy) participated in the festival.The Italian associations contributed to the Festival with performances and concerts in the main theatres and auditorium of the city, by undertaking workshops, participating in meetings and conferences to exchange experience, methodologies, visions and perspectives in the field of artistic work with the disabled, recognizing their individual skills and professionalism.
In particular, Accademia Arte della Diversità adapted to the local level “Le impronte dell’anima” (“Huellas del Alma”), a piece translated and co-produced by Accademia e Cre-Arte, offering professional training to theatre workers and youth with disabilities who participate in the adaptation of this performance. The AllegroModerato Orchestra undertook joint music sessions with two local orchestras (Orquesta del Bicentenario and Orquesta Cofradía) and provided music workshops to the young disabled beneficiaries from Cre-Arte, as well as training for local musicians in promoting music and disability workshops. At the Festival Art X= ZeroFavole presented “Paradiso”, a performance realized in collaboration with Babilonia Theatres, which debuted in Rome on November 3, 2017 as part of the RomaEuropa Festival, along with offering workshops on theatre and disabilities for the theatrical students at the Universidad de Rio Negro. During the Festival the Italian associations visited the activities undertaken by Cre-Arte in Bariloche, and participated in round-tables and seminars with representatives from various countries.
Accademia Arte della Diversità: A cooperative founded in Bolzano in 2012 (following the activities of the Teatro La Ribalta, founded in 1996) to establish the first professional Italian theatre company with disabled actors.
AllegroModerato: A cooperative founded in 2011 based on the 20-year experience of Esagramma, founded on the idea that an education in music can activate and develop emotional, cognitive and relational energies and competencies of people with psychological, mental and physical fragilities, improving the quality of their lives.
ZeroFavole: This volunteer association was founded in 2010 in Reggio Emilia and aims to promote the rights and fundamental freedoms of the disabled.