Honduras


Honduras 2019

Honduras

Dancing to Connect worked with youth in San Pedro Sula deemed at risk to impacts of the county's high levels of violence. Three new works of choreography were created and premiered.


Dates

  • March 3 - 9, 2019

Sponsors

  • U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa
  • U.S. Department of State

Project Activities

  • 4 Dancing to Connect workshops
  • 2 performances
  • Theatre lighting and technical training session
  • Grant writing workshop

Venues

Responding to high levels of violence across Honduras, Battery Dance conducted its Dancing To Connect Program with a focus on gender based violence and female empowerment. Battery worked with 75 youth, creating 3 new pieces for 2 public performances at the end of the trip. We were determined to establish sustainability from these workshops too; teaching skills aimed to empower and support the growth of dance and the arts in Honduras. Therefore they were also attended by 4 trainees, and included tech, lighting and grant writing sessions.

This program was timed alongside International Women's Day. What better way to spend the day than bringing the community together to celebrate dance whilst tackling questions about gender based violence. Indeed, March 8th offered the perfect opportunity to showcase the collaboration.