From March to June we could experience a colorful program with many innovations at yOUR Community. Many great actions that we don’t want to forget.
View of the district, Dresden and the Lausitz
The ‘project year’ started with the first meeting. The program for the coming months as well as some highlights were presented. Subsequently, the participants met in two teams for the game Chapeau: each threw three terms into a hat, which had to be explained verbally, gesturally and mimically in different game rounds. Partly cultural, but ultimately very personal differences in the interpretation and explanation of the terms brought a lot of fun to the round. Shortly before Easter we dealt with the traditional design of Sorbian Easter eggs. Using a different technique, a colourful group of ‘Slav friends’ and people from the district tried their hand at the ornamental art with wax. In May we tested a new event format and invited to a film screening: the documentary film “Fluch(t) oder Segen” by the artist Elena Pagel asks how immigrants with and without a migration background assess the living situation in Dresden and Saxony. In the discussion that followed, the director was able to answer many questions about Hitner’s reasons and protagonists. On the weekend before the BRN – the colourful republic of Neustadt – we met to talk about ideas for smaller actions during the festival.
Many thanks to our cooperation partners of DIFO – Dresdner Institut für Fortbildung. All meetings took place on the premises of the language school.
In the footsteps of nature and culture
During the first hike of the year we were not yet too far away. As a kick-off event we again explored the Dresdner Heide. This year we were travelling between Bühlau/Ullersdorf, Saugarten and Prießnitz. A real highlight was the trip in April. More cultural excursion than nature hike we made usn on the way to Leipzig, where we were received by friends of the VILLA Leipzig. Employees and people from the international community showed us the second Saxon city. We were able to learn a lot about the history of Leipzig as a trading and trade fair city. In the afternoon we had coffee and cake at the VILLA. In May we headed down the Elbe towards Coswig, where we followed the hiking trail through Saubachtal and Regenbachtal. We were not deterred by the more than warm temperatures in June and finally set off for the first trip of the year to Saxon Switzerland. On the way on a part of the Forststeig between Königstein and Bad Schandau we enjoyed the wonderful views again.
yOUR Community at the BRN
A special highlight were of course the actions on the festival weekend of the BRN. When the whole district moves life, art and culture, games and encounters to the streets of Neustadt, we don’t sit still. Kultur Aktiv again coordinated the island program on the lower Martin Luther Street. On Saturday, the BRN stand was dedicated to yOUR Community. Thanks to our European volunteer Simona Zhivkovska and the artist Nazanin Zandi we were able to offer an upcycling and a body painting workshop. In addition we issued as an official passport office identity cards for new citizens of the Bunte Republik.
Movement in the K9 and acting in the Interrobang
Once a week, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at K9, the focus is on the combination of movement and relaxation under the professional guidance of course instructor Petra Kiesewetter. Adapted to the needs of the participants or the weather, special exercises and breathing techniques are taught. After the one-hour program everyone has relaxed into the evening and the following week.
In addition to this fixed programme item, we were very happy about the cooperation with theatre pedagogue Anja Dellner. With a lot of experience in improvisational theatre in her luggage, Anja was able to implement her own sub-project within the framework of yOUR Community: from March to June she invited to the International Theatre Club on a weekly basis. After a period of getting to know each other and trying things out, a fixed group of participants developed their own play with her support. The performance is scheduled for mid-July, see event dates.
We would like to thank our cooperation partners – the gallery Interrobang and Diakonie Dresden – for their cooperation!
We’ll be back in July!
Also in the coming months we would like to invite you to our events. July starts uncomplicated: on the first Friday we meet for the table tennis and Kubb game at house 2 of DIFO – Dresdner Institut für Fortbildung. Just one week later we will have the next hiking special based on the wishes of the participants from 2018: this time we will not explore the Elbe Valley in the heights of Saxon Switzerland but from a boat perspective and paddle downstream from Königstein to Pirna. Attention: Registration required at firstname.lastname@example.org. For those who feel more like culture and indoor activity, we recommend the final performance of the intercultural theatre workshop led by Anja Dellner.
In the following programme you can look forward to a hike to the Schönfeld highlands – including a visit to the smallholder museum – and an excursion to Usti nad Labem (CZ) to the street festival Barevná Planeta. In August there will be another summer party together in the K9. At the Intercultural Street Festival at the end of September we will not only be represented with a stand (workshop, snacks and drinks, project / association information), on the same day we are looking forward to the return visit of our friends of the VILLA Leipzig – incl. city tour.
We cordially invite all interested parties to participate in the various events: free of charge, open to all and everyone!
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