Festival for dance and health 2022

Gala Catalonia dances against cancer

Sunday Juy 17, 7:30om, Teatre Municipal de Girona, with cocktail dinner
Dance gala with Catalan and international soloists from prestigious companies around the world

Theophilus Veselý
with Nederlands Dans Theater

Javier de la Asunción
Dancer with Tangen/Benzal

Miranda Silveira
Dancer with Joffrey Ballet, freelance

Al Desnudo

PERFORMANCE by Metamorphosis Dance
Thursday July 14 8:30pm, El Canal, Centre d'arts escèniques Salt-Girona
The choreography and performance is by the great dancers Iratxe Ansa, (National Dance Award 2020, Max Awards) and Igor Bacovich.

Igor Bacovich
Metamorphosis Dance

Iratxe Ansa
Metamorphosis Dance

Short film competition screening and awards

Thursday July 15 8:30pm, Cinema Truffaut
Projection of the Official Selection of short films that deal with the relationship between movement, creativity and health.
🏅Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short Film: ANIMA, ANIMAE, ANIMAM (Director: Jose Puchades Martinez - Catalonia/Mexico)
Jury Prize for Best Fiction Short Film: BREATH (Director : Catalin Rugina - Romania)
🏅Special mentions by the Jury: OASIS (Director: Garance Staehli - Germany) & ELIXIR (Director Jean-Marc ABELA - Canada)

Elisa Battikh presents our 1st short film competition

Entering the Cinema Truffaut

Workshops and experiences of movement and health

Boom whackers workshop with Santi Carcasona
July 14, El Canal, centre d'arts escèniques Salt-Girona

GAGA dance class with Ariadna Montfort
July 16, Pavelló Girona-Fontajau

Choreographic workshop with Sandra Bourdais and Maurus Gauthier
July 16, Pavelló Girona-Fontajau

Focusing, the emotion experienced in the body
July 15, Museu dels Jueus

Already this year...

Dance and wellbeing workshop
Dance as a tool for wellbeing. Listen to your body, connect with others, feel the rhythm, learn choreography... some images of the shared experiences during the GeM workshop in the Week of Health and the University of Girona.

From Girona to the Ballet of the Gran Teatre del Liceu

Organized by dancer Tess Buck with the LicexBallet Association. The event will be given by historian and former dancer Tomàs Manyosa and will feature the participation of Carmen Cavaller and other members of the LiceXBallet.

School workshops:
A voyage to the world of dance

GeM in collaboration with the GREPAI research group will take this workshop to 7 schools in Girona. The workshop, aimed at children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade, aims to introduce them to the world of dance and make them discover what is hidden behind the curtain. The students will live a unique experience up close, and will go from being spectators to acting as artists for a few moments. Tess Buck and Volodymyr Fortunenko, professional dancers and teachers, will be the facilitators of this workshop.

Round table: Culture and mental health
Perspectives from the dance sector
At GeM we work to contribute to the health sector through culture and to build bridges between cultural and health actors. With this round table, different main actors from the world of health and culture will discuss the future of the binomial health / culture both individually and collectively.

Dance and Corporal
Expression for cancer patients and education students
Aimed at people affected by cancer and open to the participation of Infant and Primary Education students of the Faculty of Education and Psychology of the UdG, Didactics of P.E.

Sant Jordi Festival of the Arts in New York
🌹 📖 We brought Girona to New York! We are very proud to have been invited to the Sant Jordi Festival of Books, Roses & The Arts that is celebrated April 21 to 23 in New York. GeM presented three pieces of dance that were premiered in different editions of the festival: "Peace, peace, peace!", "Mort de gana" and a 15 minute extract from "Mother, I want to be a fisherman".

Dance Concert for a post-covid world
Audiovisual screening of the dance concert by the orchestra of the Isaac Albéniz Conservatory of the Girona Provincial Council conducted by Lluís Cavalleria and professional dancers performing their own choreographies created especially for the occasion, from different parts of Europe and Australia.

Live conversations with international dancers!

Yvonne Slingerland

Marià Huguet

Alba Sempere

Martí Paixà

Ada González

Roger Cuadrado

Andrea Sala

Alba Nadal

Aleix Martínez

Tess Buck

Víctor Zarallo

Carlos Renedo & Chase Johnsey

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