The second  La pedagogía se mueve, [Pedagogy moves], which is part of the programme of Festival Internacional de las Artes del Movimiento (FAM) started on Friday, 2nd November at Auditorio de Tenerife with a welcome speech by Tenerife Danza’s Didactic Unit coordinator Helena Berthelius. The forum continues until Sunday at midday. Even though you can no longer enrol, you can still attend as listener as admission to all the activities is free.  

“Dance and movement have enough tools to welcome all the functional diversity that exists”, Helena Berthelius said during her communication, which had the same title as this year’s motto: Politics of the body. It was then the turn for Kory González-Luis, PhD in Philosophy and Education Science, to read her paper, “The Body as politics”. “A second year means that all the work done last year was not just a parenthesis and this time we’ll talk about all the work carried out during the year”, stated Dr. González, who has been researching on “art, pedagogy, social transformation and the body as political territories”.

Other professionals taking part on the first day include the artist and audio-visual expert Simone Marin, the director of Centro Coreográfico de La Gomera, Martín Padrón, the Asociación Queremos Movernos, the Asociación Mosaico Canarias and the project Danza en Comunidad. On Saturday, 3rd the Director General for Professional Training and Adult Education from the Government of the Canary Islands, Manuel Jorge Pérez, will talk about Integrated Dance Professional Training in the Canaries; professor Carmen Giménez Morte will read her paper “Un caso de estrategia educativa sobre políticas del cuerpo en la danza, entendida como patrimonio inmaterial histórico, artístico y cultural” [A case in educational strategy on body politics in dance, understood as historical, artistic and cultural intangible heritage]. The Asociación Mosaico Canarias, Martín Padrón, Helena Berthelius, the director of Coro Juvenil de Auditorio de Tenerife, Roxana Schmunk, and Musical.IES artistic director, Melodie Pérez will be offering meetings and workshops.

On Sunday, 4th Barraquito Meeting by Asociación Mosaico Canarias is taking place, and the survey ¿Y después, qué? [What next?], by Vicente Corrales, coordinator of the Programa Escuela y Salud de la Consejería de Educación y Universidades del Gobierno de Canarias [School & Health Programme of the Ministry for Education and Universities of the Canaries Government.] 

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The Cabildo fosters this space to reflect on and participate in topics related to dance and body which has been designed for professionals from different educational, artistic and social fields. This year the Consejería de Educación y Universidades del Gobierno de Canarias [Local Ministry of Education and Universities of the Government of the Canary Islands] will provide certificates to teachers attending from state, state-assisted and private Pre-, Primary and Secondary Schools.

The motto chosen this year is Politics of the body and the forum will deal with issues like body and movement, gender and sexual diversity, functional diversity, movement as a social-political response and communication practices. The aim of the Forum is to provide a space to contribute ideas and specific creative proposals as well as look into the possibility of including them in all the areas of education.