Year » 2019


Honduras 2019

Honduras
March 2019

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

  • Centro Cultural Sampedrano

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.

Mexico 2019

Mexico, Mexico
June 2019

Dancing to Connect in Mexico City


Dates

  • June 3 - 8, 2019

Sponsors

  • U.S. Embassy Mexico City
  • U.S. Department of State

Program Specifics

  • 5 new works of choreography created
  • Performance at the Feria Internacional de las Culturas Amigas Festival

Venues

  • Faro Oriente
  • Faro Azcapotzalco (Poniente)
  • Faro Aragon
  • Faro Tlahuac
  • Faro Indios Verdes
  • Performance: Bosque de Chapultepec

Battery's first venture to Mexico reached a total of 100 youths. Workshops were carried out at 5 Faros across the city. We came to learn that Faro translates to 'Lighthouse', a fitting name for the community cultural centers that hosted us.

During a full week of workshops and rehearsals the students worked with Battery to create 5 brand new pieces of work in the lead up to the Feria Internacional de las Culturas Amigas Festival. The annual festival featured representatives of 89 countries from across the world; a melting pot of cultures for us to premier our new works within.