This summer, why not try out different forms of artistic creation or exercise in these taster sessions run by approved associations? Our taster sessions will provide you with a world tour of activities: Latin American tango, aerobics from India, games from Asia...
Saturday 2nd, 9th and 30th June and Saturday 7th, 21st and 28th July between 3 pm and 6 pm
- free access, subject to available places
2nd June: Bollywood dance and fitness
Come and try out Bollywood style dance and fitness.
- 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm: :
New for 2012, Bolly Training® is a fitness style created by Bolly Deewani which links muscular training phases with cardio phases choreographed and "Indianised" to Bollywood music.
- 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm:
The central element of Bombay cinematographical production, Bollywood dance takes its inspiration both from classical Indian dance and regional folk dances, but also from different international music and choreography styles in a blend of East and West.
- 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm :
Never before seen in France, Bolly Aerobic® is a choreographed fitness style specially created by Bolly Deewani. Composed of movements and gestures borrowed from Indian dance, it is practised to Bollywood music from Indian films.
9 June: Argentinian tango
Argentinian "queer tango" is a way to learn to lead and/or follow Argentinian tango as the participants wish, free from traditional male/female roles.
It is an invitation to work on other artistic expressions that can be found in the dance. It is not about abolishing roles, but rather about taking them on, subverting and enriching them with our differences.
Here it is no longer a question of the role of the man and the role of the woman; we speak of the leader and the follower.
In this way, each person can explore the role that attracts them most, whatever its gender expression.
- from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm, continually
- with the team from the Théâtre de verre
June 30th: afrogym
Come and dance Afrogym, a mixture of masculine and feminine awareness, with Merlin Nyakam.
Afrogym will take you from Europe to Africa!
The session starts with a singing warm-up to relax the muscles. The warm-up will be followed with cardio-vascular work, then muscle training, all within a framework of fun and poetical African dance, to a background of lively music. The session ends with stretching to avoid sore muscles!
- with Merlin Nyakam's La Calebasse company
- three sessions, at 3.00 pm, 4.00 pm and 5.00 pm
July 7th: introduction to Chinese games
The MUNDUS KARAVAN was created as an initiative by facilitators from the Centre de Loisirs on June 20th 2007.
The aim of the association is to enable encounters between an inter-generational, inter-cultural and inter-social public by means of the manufacture and playing of traditional games from five continents.
The games are produced from recycled materials, mainly in wood, but also in plastic and cardboard.
- from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm, continuous
- with the association Mundus Karavan
21 juillet : à la découverte du Bogolan
Avec l’association Soleil et l’artiste Souleyman Ouologuem, venez-vous initier à la pratique du Bogolan. Il s’agit d’une technique traditionnelle de teinture végétale et d’écorce de bois sur un tissu en coton, dont le nom vient du bambara et signifie "fait d’argile".
Moments privilégiés pour rencontrer Souleyman Ouologuem, ces ateliers, au-delà de leur caractère ludique, permettent aux enfants ou autres personnes qui souhaitent découvrir la culture malienne de mieux comprendre les fondements de son art.
- A 15h et 16h30
- Théâtre de verdure
July 28th: introduction to the boomerang
Discover the boomerang and learn how to throw it using three-bladed versions in mousse with the Art Boomerang Club association. This session combines manufacture, experimentation, physical dynamism, reflexes and observation.
On the program: continuous boomerang demonstrations to show throwing, catching and control techniques. Throwing the boomerang demonstrates the simple yet complex aerodynamic phenomena that make the object return.
The members of the association will answer all of your questions and can advise you on the use and manufacture of all types of boomerang.
- from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm, continuous
- with the Art Boomerang Club association