Dance, health
and wellbeing

July 4 to 7, 2024 in Girona

Girona en Moviment

Culture in service of health

Girona en Moviment (GeM) is dance, culture and solidarity! A charitable initiative that promotes the art of dance in the province of Girona and raises funds to fight cancer.

Convinced of the intrinsic link between dance and health, internationally renowned artists have been participating since 2017, united for an important cause through performances, conferences, workshops and short film competitions for all types of audiences.

An international gala, the highlight.

Every year, an international gala with classical, neoclassical and contemporary dance performances is the highlight of the four days of activities, bringing together dancers from the worlds most prestigious companies.

GEM IS TODAY MORE THAN EVER A TOOL FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION AND A SPACE FOR FREE EXPRESSION, WITHOUT EXCEPTION!

EL GEM 2023 ÉS AVUI MÉS QUE MAI UNA EINA DE TRANSFORMACIÓ SOCIAL I UN ESPAI PER A LA LLIURE EXPRESSIÓ DE TOTHOM, SENSE CAP EXCEPCIÓ!

Grand Gala Dance against cancer 2024

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 7 July – 7pm – Teatre Municipal de Girona 

Review the 2023 program

ACTIVITIES TO CREATE SYNERGIES BETWEEN DANCE AND HEALTH

GALA CATALONIA DANCES AGAINST CANCER

Gala of Catalan and international soloist dancers from prestigious dance companies. Quality, solidarity and emotion with the best classical and contemporary repertoire of the moment. This indispensable GeM gala is complemented by the traditional post-function cocktail dinner in the magnificent Saló de Descans of the Municipal Theatre. A long-awaited moment to share a conversation with the artists of the gala, the public and personalities from the cultural and health sectors.

Municipal Theater of Girona

GEMVERSE PARTY, MOVEMENT AND CULTURE SWITCHED ON!

The first GeM party for all audiences dedicated to dance and interactive experiences with virtual reality, movement expression and a fun party atmosphere.

We are bits is an audiovisual experience by Helena Macruz and Daniel Cavalcanti that combines virtual reality, dance and quantum physics. It consists of an immersive dance show that is seen with virtual reality speakers, with the public interacting with the ballerina.

Draw music. A performative drawing workshop, generally conventional, conducted by Rafa Castañer with the support of the musician Chus Portela. A performance around the graphic representation of music and dance.

Lindy Hop with the group Eagle Swing! Lindy hop is a couple dance born in Harlem, New York, in the late 1920s. It’s an energetic and fun dance that combines elements of various dance styles, such as jazz, tap and charleston.

Sala Platea

taller relat de l'experiencia
“EXPERIENCE YOUR STORY" WORKSHOP

Sharing experiences through bodily and emotional expression by Fany Jiménez and Anna Fuentes, psycho-oncologists of the Fundació Oncolliga Girona.

Caixa Fòrum Girona

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"FOCUSING" WORKSHOP

By Núria Agudo, psycho-oncologist of the Fundació Oncolliga Girona. In this workshop we will learn to listen to the sensation felt in the body in order to self-relate and self-explore, and thus improve the management of what worries us, creating an internal place and expanding the living space. We will use a tool of self-awareness and emotional healing oriented in the body, in a kind and accepting way.

Caixa Fòrum Girona

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"SENSATIONS THROUGH HAIR AND FACIAL MASSAGE" WORKSHOP

By David Pertegaz, physiotherapist of the Fundació Oncolliga Girona.

There are many properties and benefits of hair and facial massage, among which we can highlight: relaxation, increased blood flow, reduced stress, skin stretching, reduced eye strain…

The aim of the workshop is to perform and receive the different sensations that are transmitted in the different techniques, so it is recommended to attend in comfortable clothes and in groups of two. This workshop will use yoga mats, all material will be provided in the room.

Caixa Fòrum Girona

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CANCER AND IDENTITIES CONFERENCE

Having and surviving cancer can affect how some people feel about themselves or how they think others view them. A discussion on the impact of cancer on the construction and/or changes in ones sense of identity.

Speakers: Berta Galindo, psycho-oncologist at the Fundació Oncolliga Girona; Denise Latorre Larrosa, affected by cancer; David Rodríguez, ballarí, choreographer and director of GeM; Raquel Tulleuda, sexologist and gynecologist, and Pilar Albertin, professor at the University of Girona. 

Caixa Fòrum Girona

6. workshop de gaga
GAGA WORKSHOP

Gaga workshop with Ariadna Montfort, intended for all types of publics regardless of their physical training. Developed by choreographer Ohad Naharin, Gaga is a movement language intended to help participants increase awareness and listen to the rhythm of their body, letting them direct their own movement and the pleasure it brings.

Pavilion Fontajau Girona

Concurs curtmetratges
SHORT FILMS DANCE AND IDENTITIES

Presentation of the finalists of the “Dance and Identities” short film competition, which aims to show the potential of dance as a catalyst for the different social, cultural, linguistic or gender identities that coexist in our society.

The awards: Best Fiction Short Film, Best Documentary Short Film and Audience Award that you can vote for in situ!

Cinema Truffaut

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Previous editions

A step-by-step through the history of Girona en Moviment

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GeM Live

Interviews with different artists of GeM performances

Donations

HELP SUPPORT GEM

Girona en Moviment creates moments of magic every year by connecting, sharing, inspiring and, above all, helping cancer patients and their families.

TO DO THIS WE NEED EVERYONE'S COLLABORATION.

All proceeds from GeM go directly to the Fundació Oncolliga Girona, a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life of those affected by cancer, as well as promote healthy habits among the general population to prevent this disease.

So what better way to support this cause than to join the mission of dance for health by making a donation?

Donacions DONA SUPORT AL GEM
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Organization and team

A committed civil society: Culture and Health go hand in hand

David Rodriguez, dancer, choreographer and cultural manager, promoted in 2017 the solidarity dance initiative against cancer that would become GeM, today an indisputable cultural and health event in the city of Girona. Since its inception, the GeM has been organized thanks to the collaboration of two entities:

The Cultura en Moviment Association, which works to promote the dance sector in Catalonia and which understands culture as a tool for transformation, dialogue and social cohesion. It is made up of different professionals from the cultural sector who invest their time in the artistic direction, programming and production of GeM: David Rodriguez, Luke Prunty, Laia Bohigas, Pau Caselles, Elisa Battikh.

The Oncolliga Girona Foundation, which works to improve the quality of life of cancer patients in the province of Girona and their relatives, as well as promoting healthy habits to prevent this disease. All proceeds from GeM activities go to the Oncolliga Girona Foundation. GeM would not be possible without the involvement of its professional team.

Organització i equip del GeM Girona en Moviment

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