“Touche le Ciel – Dance & New Technologies” is a local arts education program created for children from schools located in the East of Paris. It provides its current 700 beneficiaries a cultural gateway to artistic creation and innovation, and enables them to develop and gain essential skills to thrive in the world : collaboration, listening, curiosity, tolerance and emotional intelligence.
In the year 2017-2018, pupils benefited from a regular practice of dance, but also from an awareness of the history and the various movements of contemporary dance, an approach to improvisation and choreographic art, an access to innovative digital tools and many cultural outings. Moreover, they were able to address the issue of their own ‘internal state’ and express themselves on their feelings…
The project has continued at the Amandiers elementary school and at the Robert Doisneau middle school, in the same spirit, and is entrusted to the choreographers supported by La Fabrique de la Danse, helping them to professionalize themselves.
Gradually, thanks to the partnerships with Le Regard du Cygne and the municipal Conservatory of the 20th arrondissement, the neighbourhood is gradually on the road to becoming a center of excellence in dance. In addition, both schools will soon set up a proper dance studio within their walls, financed thanks to the vote of Parisians through the municipal participatory budget.