Wednesday, April 29, 2020

International Dance Day goes online ! #DanceAtHome !





International Dance Day 2020 goes online
credits: ITI

"We are leaving through unimaginable tragedies, in a time that I could best describe as the posthuman era. More than ever, we need to dance with purpose, to remind the world that humanity still exists."

Gregory Vuyani Maqma

2020 is a year with even more challenges for the performing arts community all over the world.

Almost all the Centres of ITI are not able to celebrate International Dance Day with an event because of the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. Therefore, the General Secretariat Team of ITI initiates that all the members and friends celebrate International Dance Day 2020 - online.


The invited dancer is the dancer, choreographer, actor, and dance educator Gregory Vuyani Maqma.




International Dance Day 2020 goes online
credits: ITI

The intention of the creators of International Dance Day (IDD) was to inspire professionals, amateurs and aficionados of dance all over the world. It was and is a call for celebrating dance in all its possible forms – ballet, classical dance, modern dance, ethnic dance, improvised dance, experimental dance and any kind of dance. 

And this intention is even more important during the time of social distancing. We need to encourage. We need to keep our passion alive. That is the reason the members and friends of dance are continuing to celebrate International Dance Day in 2020 online.

ITI is showing initiatives of encouragement and support and International Dance Day is presenting actions concerning the celebration of the Day and translations of the message. 



International Dance Day 2020 goes online
credits: ITI

We have received a lot message reading videos from ITI Centre in the country’s language, and other videos to share peoples’ enthusiasm, wishes for the future theatre and all Arts perfomances.

Let’s be united in this action for the benefit of each and everybody who loves, theatre and shares our values for a culturally rich and peaceful world.





Lockdown dancing
Copyright: Other 3rd Party

Education:

"As we dance with our bodies, tumbling in space and tangling together, we become a force of movement weaving hearts, touching souls and providing healing that is so desperately needed."

Gregory Vuyani Maqma

Beautiful message! So inspirational to students and teachers on this day! We all have students who live difficult times in lockdown.

Dance is a fun and fresh activity to include into School curriculum. School curricula without Arts (Music, Dance, Theater) will be unfinished and insufficient. Students will have an incomplete education.
Young dancers and all students are stuck in their homes and unable to go to the dance schools and schools for classes.
This year invite your students to dance online: ballet, contemporary, tap, highland, street dance, jazz, modern dancing, via social media: YouTube, Instagram Zoom app or Facebook.

G-Souto
29.04.2020
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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Children's book : My Hero is You : how kids can fight COVID-19




My Hero is You
how kids can fight COVID-19
written and illustrated by Helen Patuck
https://en.unesco.org/news/


"It is a time full of uncertainty and change. I believe children’s books and stories can offer some continuity, because they enter the homes, hearts and minds of families in a familiar way."

Helen Patuck

This new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Save the Children.

With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.





My Hero is You
how kids can fight COVID-19
written and ilustrated by Helen Patuck
The book is a project of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, a unique collaboration of United Nations agencies, national and international nongovernmental organizations and international agencies providing mental health and psychosocial support in emergency settings.

During the early stages of the project, more than 1 700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world shared how they were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic




My Hero is You
how kids can fight COVID-19
written and illustrated by Helen Patuck
https://en.unesco.org/news/


With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.

"Sara is my strong hero, and sets out with her magical friend Ario to discover these things from children in other countries, who are overcoming challenges in their own ways. Along the way, she meets Salem, Sasha, Leila and Kim, who are all coping with their fears in different circumstances. What unites them all is a sense of care for each other, their capacity to be heroes for their loved ones, and the understanding that this won’t last forever."

Helen Patuck




My Hero is You
how kids can fight COVID-19
written and illustrated by Helen Patuck
The input was invaluable to script writer and illustrator Helen Patuck and the project team in making sure that the story and its messages resonated with children from different backgrounds and continents.

Helen Patuck is an author, illustrator and current MSc Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice student, who has written and illustrated this emergency children's book titled My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19.



My Hero is You
how kids can fight COVID-19
written and illustrated by Helen Patuck


"Writing "My Hero Is You", creating these illustrations and sharing in the global translation effort is my act of solidarity and care for everyone going through this difficult time. This is the least I can do as essential workers give their time, greatest efforts, and so sadly, their lives to support those most affected."

Helen Patuck

In order to reach as many children as possible, the book was widely translated, with six language versions. Now there are the ebook is translated into fourteen languages.





My Hero is You
how kids can fight COVID-19
written and illustrated by Helen Patuck
https://en.unesco.org/



  • Languages: The IASC MHPSS RG has coordinated translation into: 


English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.




My Hero is You
how kids can fight COVID-19
written and ilustrated by Helen Patuck
https://en.unesco.org/


"However, we have also reached out across global networks of psychologists and translators to develop many non-UN language versions. The response has been incredible."


  • Other languages : German, Portuguese, Danish, Greek, Italian, Ukrainian, Sinhala, Turkish, Tamil, Russian, Burmese, Tami, Arabic, Bahasa Malay.


All languages versions (20) for now: In English (original version): Download the book here




My Hero is You
how kids can fight COVID-19
written and illustrated by Helen Patuck
Education:


Across the world, due to the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), children are affected by physical distancing, quarantines and nationwide school closures.

Some children and young people may be feeling more isolated, anxious, bored and uncertain.They may feel fear, and grief, over the impact of the virus on their families.




My Hero is You
how kids can fight COVID-19
written and illustrated by Helen Patuck

Children and preteens including those who are refugees are struggling to understand all the ins and outs of lockdown. The enemy causing this lockdown is, after all, invisible until it strikes someone in your family or friend circle.

"My Hero is You” is a book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It shows children how to manage their emotions in these changing times.




My Hero is You
how kids can fight COVID-19
written and ilustrated by Helen Patuck
https://en.unesco.org/

Information:

The book My Hero is Youshould be read by a parent, or teacher alongside a child or a small group of children.

It is not encouraged for children to read this book independently without the support of a parent, or teacher. 







My Hero is You
how kids can fight COVID-19
written and illustrated by Helen Patuck
Note : The supplementary guide called “Actions for Heroes” (to be published later) offers support for addressing topics related to COVID-19, helping children manage feelings and emotions, as well as supplementary activities for children to do based on the book. 

  • Ages: Aimed primarily at children aged 6-11 years old





My Hero is You
how kids can fight COVID-19
written and illustrated by Helen Patuck


In order to reach as many children as possible, the book will be widely translated. It is being released as both an online product and audio book.
  • Resources: HealthyAtHome/ Healthy parenting:

Tips for parents here 


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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

#CultureAtHome : World Art Day : resources & activities




credits: Shutterstock


Each year, on 15 April, World Art Day celebrations help reinforce the links between artistic creations and society, encourage greater awareness of the diversity of artistic expressions and highlight the contribution of artists to sustainable development. It is also an occasion to shine a light on arts education in schools, as culture can pave the way for inclusive and equitable education.



World Art Day


On April 5-6, 2011, the 17th General Assembly of International Association of Arts (AIAP / IAA World), holding its meeting in Guadalajara, (World Art Associations founded in 1954) has voted unanimously the proposal brought by Turkey and co-signed by several world delegate countries accepted that the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci, April 15, would become “World Art Day”. 





Leonardo da Vinci
via YouTube

In 2019 the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference proclaimed World Art Day as a celebration to promote the development, diffusion and enjoyment of art, was proclaimed at the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 2019.

The existence of World Art Day will help tremendously the spreading of the “art awareness” throughout the globe. 

The first celebrations started on April 15, 2012. 





Education:

There is much to learn, share and celebrate on World Art Day. Encourage your students to join online various exhibitions, presentations, concerts, cinema. They can exploring a museum, and many online activities.

Do they miss attending a good concert, going to the cinema or exploring a museum? 



Resources:





ARTETV

  • Browse qualities TV programs at ARTE:


Cultural Channel ARTE broadcasts and streams programmes in English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish. The offer includes documentaries, drama films and series, music and digital experiences — most of it produced in Europe.

Languages: in 6 languages.




Europeana education

  • Europeana Collections, a portal to European Art:


Bringing together more than 3700 museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual centres across Europe, Europeana offers free access to millions of books, music, artworks and videos. 

From compelling online exhibitions to quirky blog posts and artsy backgrounds for your videoconference classes.





Europeana in Education
This guide introduces the basic principles of searching for and using Europeana’s content in education. It covers topics like copyright and licenses that allow educational reuse, and how you should credit Europeana content when you use it. 

It is of use to educators across all subjects, students and lifelong learners, developers of educational resources and educational publishers. 






MME Awards

  • Get into the groove with the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards Charts:

Can’t get enough of new music? Have a look at the MME Talent Awards, celebrating Europe’s best up-and-coming artists. 

Previous winners include Adele, Stromae, Dua Lipa and Rosalia. Their Top 100 chart is updated every Friday and is the perfect soundtrack to your week.





Amélie
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001



Pain and Glory
Pedro Almodóvar, 2019


  • A Good Old Movie Night:


 ‘Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain’, ‘Call me by your name’, The Favourite’ and ‘Pain and Glory’ Bring popcorn!




OperaVision on YouTube


  • Discover the world of opera with Operavision — the opera streaming platform:

An experience with the masterpieces of Mozart and Puccini? Operavision offers free streams from Europe’s leading opera houses. 

Each month sees several new releases linked to a special theme. The April programme focuses on Italy — the birthplace of opera.


It’s never too early for children to discover the wonderful world of opera. Teachers and parents can find here videos, activities and lesson plans to give an insight into how opera productions come together while inspiring curious minds with brilliant music, unforgettable characters and extraordinary adventures.




G-Souto
15.04.2020
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References:
European Commission/ UNESCO