The teenagers of “Further the Movement” danced and talked about their exciting experience! We, in turn, share with you their exceptionally interesting comments and fresh perspective!
We would like to remind you that “Further the Movement” is a dance research programme organized by the Network for Children’s Rights in collaboration with the Senior Professional Dancing School-Aktina. It is funded by and acts under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
The goal of the programme is to bring unaccompanied refugee minors in contact with the art of dancing and then give students of Aktina the tools to conduct their choreographic research through their interaction with this team.
What they said about Further the Movement:
12-year-old participant, Syria: “What I liked most about the programme is that I felt free.”
16-year-old participant, Afghanistan: “I felt like it was something more than just dancing, both for myself and the rest of the girls in my dorm. It was a wonderful way to express our feelings and forget the troubles of everyday life. I especially enjoyed those exercises when we shut our eyes and moved in tune with the rhythm.”
18-year-old participant, Pakistan: “I really liked the vibe of the team and the fact that I was in a professional dance school. In the beginning I felt a little weird but after a while the rest of the group made me feel at ease. My dream is to become an actor and for that I also need to be a good dancer.”
16-year-old participant, Congo: “I really like dancing. For example, it helps me express myself, stop thinking and focus on myself and what I really need.”