Bridges beyond ballet...
Personally I believe music is a unique way to build BRIDGES between countries, people or cultures.
Music and dance are two powerful forms of art that can fuse together to allow one to express him/herself and open themselves to the world. I am convinced all of us should have access to art, as it allows us to bring out our artistic and better self.
Music brings out the best in us as human beings and is a creative and positive way of communication. It is important to support people and projects that make a difference!
“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.”
― Alphonse de Lamartine
Des liens au-delà de la danse...
La musique possède une capacité exceptionnelle à tisser des liens entre les pays, les hommes et les cultures.
La musique et la danse sont deux formes artistiques qui peuvent fusionner et permettre à l'homme de s' exprimer et de s' ouvrir au monde.
Il est essentiel que tout être humain puisse accéder à une ou plusieurs formes d'expressions artistiques car elles nous permettent de créer, de rechercher ce qui en nous est meilleur puis de le partager avec les autres, en somme, un moyen créatif et positif de communication avec l'autre. Il est donc important de soutenir des projets qui insufflent cet air de liberté ...
"La musique est la littérature du coeur; Elle commence là où le langage se perd."
Alphonse de Lamartine
"Everything in the phenomenal universe is straight line and circle. The horizon, our heads, arms, electrons, the oceans, planets and stars. Their principal function is to radiate. The task of the human being is also to radiate."
"Pianocean is an artistic and sailing project, led by the piano and the voice of Marieke Huysmans Berthou. Pianocean aims to be an ambassador for free international culture, lived and shared across the seas.
On board the sailing boat Lady Flow, the ship crew will tour the islands of the world. Islands are isolated places, open to the sea which strongly conserve their local culture. Pianocean wishes to discover their hidden treasures.
Pianocean is a moving place of interaction and creativity designed for cultural and human worldwide collaboration."
Anno's Africa: Ballet in the slums
"When Anno’s Africa arrived in Nairobi in 2006 for our first pilot programme in St Johns Community school in Majengo there was no ballet to be found anywhere – not even for adults or in the smartest residential areas. The children in the slums had never even heard the word and so when Anna Nygh – our head of dance, and later a Trustee of the charity – suggested it she was met with a certain resistance with people asking how this ‘western’ dance style was relevant to children in Africa. “Wouldn’t we do far better to concentrate on traditional dance and not impose our ‘western’ culture where it was not wanted?” We did indeed instigate a traditional dance class, but Anna persevered with the idea of ballet and of course the children loved it. As soon as they put their second-hand donated dancewear (collected by Anna from the school where she was teaching in London) they became entranced. "
"Our mission is to provide children in historically disadvantaged communities with the opportunity for enjoyment, empowerment and the promotion of self-esteem through the medium of dance, as well as training professional dancers and developing a unique, indigenous dance company."