It’s great to ‘Inte-gr8’
28th June 2013
DU Dance are delighted to be working with Dungannon Youth Resource Centre to deliver ‘Inte-gr8’, a project that engages with local young people from 7-25 years of age to explore cultural identity and heritage through a programme of visual arts, dance and music.
The young people involved in the Inte-gr8 project all live in the greater Dungannon area with many of the individuals originally from Africa, East Timor, Lithuania, Poland and Russia. The aim of the project is to support inter-cultural dialogue between these different cultural groups and, through enjoying activities and sharing experiences together, to promote greater tolerance and understanding. DU Dance facilitator Sheena Kelly, from Dungannon, is leading 12 weeks of dance workshops, alongside drumming and music sessions which will form part of a final showcase event taking place later in the year involving 40-50 young people.
This project is funded through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Intercultural Arts Programme which supports minority ethnic communities in accessing and participating in arts activities.