Project #8753

At Risk Children Dance for Social Change

by Fundacion Calicanto
Sep 25, 2013

Enlaces children display their great talent!

Jose (right), 13, in Hansel and Gretel
Jose (right), 13, in Hansel and Gretel

 These past few months have been full of exposure for our kids in Enlaces. From August 14th to August 17th, two of our best students were part of the cast of the show “Hansel & Gretel”, directed by the renowned Spanish choreographer Fernando Hurtado. Eight performances in Panama City’s National Theatre showed the public and us that our kids are ready to show the world what they love to do, and they do it marvelously!

 Also, at the end of August, the kids of Enlaces had their “End of term” presentation in our premises, with a full house. The program consisted of a 15 minute play, two ballet demonstrations and three contemporary dance pieces, that they had been working with their teachers for the last three months.

 As much as they enjoy the process of creation and execution, showing their work and their efforts is as important for us as for our little artists. It is an opportunity for the community, their families and their peers to get involved in their work and provide feedback, recognition and bonding that reinforce their talent and self-expression. 

Joameth, in the front in Hansel and Gretel
Joameth, in the front in Hansel and Gretel
Acting as toys during their play
Acting as toys during their play
Ballet barre demonstration
Ballet barre demonstration
Contemporary dance piece
Contemporary dance piece

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Fundacion Calicanto

Location: Panama City, Panama - Panama
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Dalys Rodriguez
Panama, Panama
$20,276 raised of $23,000 goal
257 donations
$2,724 to go
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