Dance Empowerment

The project „Dance Empowerment“ focuses on aspects and functions of the medium dance that are relevant for Social Design. It depicts an approach to contribute to solving and transforming problematic conflictual social spaces using strategies of dancing. My chosen task was to develop reasonable methods in an appropriate frame that encourage participatory interaction between women who are seeking refuge, especially in the extremely sensitive phase of arrival and initial reception. It is important to me and to my goals to find methods that can support women in difficult situations and connect them with their cultural resources, inner strength and social values. A space should be created in which they feel seen, valued and respected, and where they get their well deserved attention. One of the project’s main goals is the demand and support of autonomy of the participants, the increasing self esteem and encourage social interaction in the group of the residents.