In response to the tragic circumstances of refugees around the world, Battery Dance launched an initiative in 2016 to promote social cohesion among unaccompanied minors and other teenage refugees in Germany.
Described as “a crisis of epic proportions” and “one of the most urgent tests of our time”, recent conflicts have created over 21 million refugees, many of whom are women and children. With the vast majority of refugees in Europe located in Germany, Battery Dance will use the award-winning Dancing to Connect program to address refugee trauma and integration across multiple cities.
In each city, the Dancing to Connect program will break barriers and build trust between young German students and their newly arrived classmates from war-torn countries. While dancing together, creating together, performing together, spoken language gives way to the expression of the body and common humanity will be revealed.