British Council Spain is lending its support to Some Things from Somewhere, a project led by the Naves Matadero Centro Internacional de Artes Vivas arts venue, the association Debajo del Sombrero and the Welsh choreographer Cai Tomos.
The project is based on the use of movement to explore and broaden the creative universe of the artists with learning disabilities belonging to the association through the development of alternative languages and styles, both individually and as a group.
The project will take place over the next twelve months and will consist of two parts:
Part I: learning, dialogue, reflection
Each month Cai and the artists from Debajo del Sombrero will work together for a week to create a common space open to questions, research and dialogue.
Each week’s work is followed by a period of reflection in order to develop the themes that may provide the future basis for their new artistic output.
Part II: expansion and expression
For the second stage of the project, Cai will invite other artists who will help the artists from Debajo del Sombrero to enlarge on the dialogue and thoughts that originated from the initial sessions with the idea of incorporating them into their artistic creations.
The outcome of this second stage is unknown as befits the philosophy of Some Things from Some Where, whose principal aim is to provide a space in which art and creativity converge and can be shared between artists with varied capacities and sensibilities.