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AI DŌ PROJECT

IKER ARRUE

 

 

INVISIBLE BEAUTY

SOCIAL PROJECT FOR PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER´S DISEASE.

Directed by AFAGI and AI DŌ PROJECT. 

Supported by  KUTXA FUNDAZIOA, EUSKO JAURLARITZA, GIPUZKOAKO FORU ALDUNDIA. 

Collaborators DANTZAGUNEA, MUSIKENE, COMPAÑÍA NACIONAL DE DANZA INAEM, HONDARRIBIKO UDALA.

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Invisible Beauty is a project developed by AI DŌ PROJECT for people with Alzheimer´s disease, created in 2013 for the Association of Relatives and Friends of People with Alzheimer's and other Dementias of Gipuzkoa (AFAGI). The project is nowadays accomplished with the support of KUTXA FUNDAZIOA and in collaboration with Dantzagunea and Musikene

Dantzagunea is the service of the Gipuzkoa Regional Government providing facilities for both education and dance creations within the province of Gipuzkoa (Basque Country, Spain). 

Musikene is the Music Conservatory of the Basque Country.

Invisible Beauty  is a series of creative seminars utilising contemporary dance to stimulate cognitive responses and memory recognition in people with Alzheimer´s disease. The seminars were originally designed to be carried out at the Associations of Families of People with Alzheimer 's and other dementias (AFA), but due to the development and new collaborators the seminars are nowadays being celebrated both at Musikene Auditorium and Dantzagunea

Thanks to the support of KUTXA FUNDAZIOA and the new collaboration with MUSIKENE, two important elements to the original structure were added: a short dance performance adequate to the attendees and a pedagogical programme for young musicians and dancers. Through the pedagogical programme we are now offering to musicians from Musikene Conservatoire and dancers (stagers) the opportunity to take part on the project, proposing them not only an approach to the style and way AI DŌ PROJECT dance company works, but also showing them a different path they could follow in the future as professional musicians and dancers. 

The specific goals of the project include:

      • The delay of the degenerative process of the disease.
      • The integration of people with Alzheimer´s disease in cultural life.

      • To offer the specialists of AFAGI new tools and exercises that are then                    included in their daily schedule within the association.
      • The development of a Pedagogical Project for music and dance students.
     

Each seminar is conceived according to a specific topic and through it, people with Alzheimer's disease are presented with a series of elements that stimulate their physical and emotional memory.

Artists that are already collaborating in the project and with the dance company include singer EMMA BONNICI (London), actors LORETO MAULEON (Donostia) and CARLOS SERRANO (Alicante), choreographer MICHAEL CARTER (Sydney, Australia), pianist MARITERE BALERDI (Donostia) and dancers DÁCIL GONZÁLEZ, JAIOTZ OSA, MIGUEL BALLABRIGA to name a few. 

Ina addition to the participation of a new student group from Musikene, during 2018/19 artists of different disciplines will be invited to take part in the seminars. 

The first seminar was carried out in July 2013 in San Sebastian. 

AWARDED on the "2019 Euskadi Lagunkoiak Buenas Prácticas Awards".

OPEN DAY SEMINAR 2020

11th June 2020

PASAI ANTXOko KULTUR ETXEA, Spain. 

During the presentation the methodology and work carried out in the seminars will be shared with the attendees. 

 

In the presentation AI DŌ PROJECT dance company will perform one of the choreographies specifically created for the seminars and people with Alzheimer's.

 

Supported by Kutxa Fundazioa and Pasai Antxoko Udala.
 

PREVIOUS OPEN DAY SEMINARS:

  * 12th Sep. 2018 - Teatro Principal de San Sebastián.

  * 09th Aug. 2019 - San José, Costa Rica. 

  * 03rd Oct. 2019 - Centro Cultural de Hondarria. 

  * 11th Oct. 2019 - Aquarium San Sebastian. 

  * 19th Dic. 2019 - Conserv. Prof. de Danza de Cádiz.

THE 2018 OPEN DAY SEMINAR IN PICTURES.

THE 2018 OPEN DAY SEMINAR.

INVISIBLE BEAUTY DOCUMENTARY (2018)

FULL LENGTH INTERVIEWS OF THE DOCUMENTARY (in Spanish):

IKER ARRUE

CO-DIRECTOR OF THE PROJECT

AFAGI

CO-DIRECTOR OF THE PROJECT

MARI JOSE TELLERIA

CULTURAL DIRECTOR OF GIP. REG. GOVERNMENT

COLLABORATOR (DANTZAGUNEA)

CARMEN FUMERO

INVITED DANCER

MIREN AÑARGA

DIRECTOR OF MUSIKENE MUSIC CONSERVATORY

COLLABORATOR

LOURDES TORMO

MUSIC STUDENT AT MUSIKENE

CONCHI

PERSON WITH ALZHEIMER´S DISEASE

FÉLIX

PERSON WITH ALZHEIMER´S DISEASE

UPCOMING SEMINARS

14th February 2020 - Gipuzkoako Dantzagunea.

22nd May 2020. 

26th June 2020. 

10th July 2020. 

27th August 2020. 

10th September 2020. 

09th October 2020.

18th December 2020.

PHOTO GALLERY OF THE 2019 SEMINARS 

Check out excerpts of some of the dance pieces performed during the workshops in the following links

INVISIBLE BEAUTY

05 / 2016

 

INVISIBLE BEAUTY

02 / 2017

 

INVISIBLE BEAUTY

02 / 2018

 

INVISIBLE BEAUTY

10 / 2016

 

INVISIBLE BEAUTY

11 / 2017

 

INVISIBLE BEAUTY

04 / 2018

 

INVISIBLE BEAUTY

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Sponsors and collaborators: 

PERFORMANCES DURING THE WORKSHOPS.

Miguel Ballabriga and Carmen Fumero during their performance of "Eran casi las dos".