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29 de June de 2023 0

Art empowers instead of hiding, and increases the possibility of self-awareness and self-understanding, especially in an era of alienation and continuous crises…”

The FEARTY team visited l’Altre Festival 2023 and discovered, among other things, how dance can help us to recover different kinds of mental health problems in our lives. Together with more than 50 youngsters they participated on the workshop related to collective mental health. The workshop was held by the Ukrainian psychologist from the Association Djerelo and Yana Reutova, professional dancer from Ukraine who found her new sheltered home in Prague (the Czech Republic).

“This festival was a great way to see how informality and casualness can work well in gathering people of all kinds in a space that provides safety, respect, diversity and a lot of fun. Definitely a useful event to keep in mind on how to approach art, mental health and youth.” 

The FEARTY team is composed by 4 partners: ISPS Italy, Festival MENTAL from Portugal, EDRA from Greece and l’Altre Festival from Spain.

 


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7 de June de 2023 0

L’Altre Festival is coming this weekend from 9 till 11 of June. It means that the FEARTY team visits Barcelona. They will attend the international Performing Arts and Mental Health festival in Barcelona, discovering more than 30 shows and they will participate in the workshop after the show “Together Alone” from Yana Reutova Dance.

Chornomorsk, Odesa, Lviv, Kryvyi Rih, Zaporizhia… cities on the map of Ukraine that the dancers left in search of safety in the EU after the war broke out. Their stories are different, but they have one thing in common: they all fled from an occupied country and are confronted daily with the trauma, uncertainty and fear that comes with being a refugee in a foreign land. The FEARTY team, together with more than 50 youngsters, will discuss the importance of our collective mental health and how dance can help us to recover different kinds of mental health problems in our lives.