TocCo (touch in Italian) is a professional dance performance + workshop + presentation by students of their own dance duet. For groups 3 to 6 from March 2024.
How do you get to know someone? How do you play together? How do you say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ without words?
DADODANS will be coming to schools from March 2024 with the educational dance project TocCo; touch in Italian. Students from groups 3 to 6 see dance and then present their own version of a dance duet, under the guidance of Dadodans ́ professional dancers.
The project consists of three parts:
Dance performance at school
TocCo is a professional dance performance by 2 dancers. A duet. A duet occurs in countless cultures, from a stately tango to a swinging salsa. And when you dance together, you have to listen to your partner and connect with each other. How do they do that?
On the basis of the dance performance and accompanying workshop, the children (6 to 9 years old) explore in a playful way how they can make contact with each other, even without words.
After seeing the duet, each class is given a workshop. Under the guidance of one of the dancers and one dance teacher from DADODANS, they create their own dance duet. In a playful, investigative way they learn to work together without language. They learn how the body moves and how to express feelings through dance.
Each class concludes the workshop with a presentation. Everything they discovered and created together comes together at that moment. It is the result of a moving conversation without words: a dance duet.
TocCo is in line with core objectives 54, 55, 56 and 58 of the SLO
This project is intended for one class per trajectory. Several routes can be booked in succession.
For whom? This program is tailor-made for groups 3 to 6
Duration: a guideline of 4 half-days per group including performance and presentation moment
Playing area: in a games room or gymnasium