In a world where the “selfie” culture prevails more and more, individuality is above all else, very often placing its increasingly liquid interests above collective interests.
At the Centro Coreográfico María Pagés, assuming the importance of the singularity of individuals, we claim the community as a vector of the necessary social transformations. It is impossible not to give the community a name or an image. Neither the selfie nor the cameras focus on those who compose it. However, they exist and are undoubtedly alive and fundamental to the future of humanity, simply because they are part of it. In the face of those who want to build walls, they are the ones who build bridges, so that singularity and difference make sense.
Collectives transform the world and change our daily lives. The women and men who embody them, each from their differences, unite to give life to citizen projects. The objective is clear: we are driven by the ethical will to contribute our grain of sand to the building of living together and to the commitment to the common good, weaving links and uniting around our ideal of socialization.
Inspired by the meeting of Robert Bedos and José Monleón in Montpellier in 1997, the project The Tribulations of Sinbad aims to promote the artistic expression of people with disabilities in Spain, transforming dance into a tool for the transfer of knowledge and empathy, solidarity, communication and claiming people with disabilities as citizens with full rights.
The tribulations of Sinbad is a program of creative-participative workshops that the María Pagés Choreographic Center of Fuenlabrada develops together with Amas Escena throughout the year 2021. They are a transversal search of movement paradigms susceptible of creating scenic and symbolic contents through flamenco dance, where people with functional diversity are vectors of values as well as creative actors.
September, October & November 2021, por
CCMP and Fundación Amás
@ Centro Coreográfico María Pagés
Creative workshops for people with disabilities, in collaboration with the Fundación AMÁS.
Directed by María Pages & El Arbi El Harti
Assistant directors Jùlia Gimeno & Eva Varela.
Presentation of the creative process – November 13th
Teatro Tomás y Valiente de Fuenlabrada