The project in summary
Orme Festival aims to include artists with disabilities and integrated companies into the Swiss cultural circuit.
The project in detail
Teatro Danzabile launched the festival for the first time in 2012 in collaboration with the Ticinese Federation for the Integration of People with Disabilities (FTIA). It was the first festival to address art and disability in the Ticino Canton. Since 2015, the Festival is part of the Swiss network IntegrART, dedicated to the integration of art and disability.
- Associations and organizations participating in the 2017 Orme Festival in Lugano;
- Audience: 507 participants (youths and adults).
Teatro Danzabile aims at integrating people with and without disabilities, helping them express their creative potential. The company also raises awareness among the audience by producing and performing high-quality shows, mixing theatrical and dance languages as a result of rigorous scenic research. The resulting play gives visibility and promotes to the integration process.
- “Granelli di Tempo” (Grains of Time) (2012-2013): the play featured seven dancers and actors, with and without physical, mental or sensory disabilities, chosen among the youths and adults participating in Danzabile association’s theatre and dance courses to be part of its company.
- “Cosa ti manca per essere felice?” (What else do you need to be happy?) (2014): this highly autobiographical play was produced by the painter, ballerina and choreographer Simona Atzori, reflecting on diversity, acceptance and the desire to realize one’s dreams despite the challenges.
- “Un’Opera da tre soldi” (A Three-penny Opera) (2014-2015).