Teachers for SwanZ – a project
Teachers for SwanZ – a project that celebrates dance every day
message by Mr. Gigi Caciuleanu
famous Romanian choreographer and dancer
This year we celebrate the International Dance Day, both teachers and students, without the emotion of working face-to-face, the energy of the show, the joy of our school life events. Our wish to be more resilient, more creative, has generated the Teachers for SwanZ project, an initiative co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, coordinated by Floria Capsali Choreography High School in Bucharest. The project offers us the chance to work with dance institutions in Bulgaria and Austria, as well as with the Greek community in Romania, to jointly create new methodologies and tools for teaching and learning dance and choreography.
On the occasion of the International Dance Day, we are encouraged by the message of Mr. Alkis Raftis, President of the International Dance Council, a partner of UNESCO, who says in his message: “You produce a vaccine against the virus of the soul: you know how to make people dance. You hear the call, answer it!”
The message by great choreographer Gigi Căciuleanu
For all the dancers, teachers and students, we do not have a more beautiful message than the one sent to us by our great choreographer Gigi Căciuleanu, the ambassador of the project:
“For all of us who embrace dance not only as a profession but also as a deep passion, celebrating it takes place not only every day, but also in every moment of our existence.
In every dance, in each of its movements, you leave yourself and then you come … to you. But not exactly where you started from, but higher, on a spiral; a state where you get full of what you’ve lived, discovered, perceived. Enriched by what you didn’t know and by what you didn’t even imagine about yourself or the world.
If I were to find a definition of Choreography, then I would call it: the most beautiful distance between two points. And the most interesting.
As far as I’m concerned, dance will always be inextricably linked to the verb… That verb that started everything… Which IS, was and probably will always be at the root of all things.
Verb – Thought
Thought – Word
Word – Action
Dance is a poetry.
The poetry is reflected in the mirrors of Dance.
To dance …
To search… To reason … To understand …
with the steam
To whittle away
on the back
in the soul
with what it is
through what it is not
with what it is not
through what it is
To break walls