From 10th to 13th January, a group of us worked at the Eleonas Refugee Camp. From 5:00 – 6:00 pm we danced with children ranging from 12 weeks to 12 years old. The time, though brief, was fulfilling on both ends, as it encouraged intercultural sharing and exchange. Shifting from Omid Jahan, (an Afghani artist unknown to most of us) to Despacito, which got all of us moving, did not phase us, because despite the different tastes in music and culture, we all spoke the common language of dance and movement.
We were not able to take photos or videos in the camp so we decided to develop this chapter differently.
In the following pages you will see:
Videos of the dances we taught
Mini-profiles of some of the people we met
Videos of the dances they taught us
Sketches of the camp with brief descriptions
Hope you enjoy our experiences!