The kids presented their acrobatic skills at the opening, here are some impressions!
After three days of mounting with support of many friends and our bambú kids, we could proudly open our exhibition “Nuestro mundo – nuestra inspiración“ in the Centro Cultural Metropolitano. The kids started the evening with a drumming performance. Vanessa (bambúProjekt), Anne-Kathrin Willeke (representative of the German Embassy), Edison Flores (Salesianos), Rebecca and Abelardo (Participants) continued with a speech. After many nice words we could applaud the ‘Circo de Semáforo’ where the kids showed their talent in juggling and making human pyramids. Afterwards we opened the room to the exhibition and the kids presented proudly their art works.
Muchas Gracias for a perfect evening to our sponsors and helping hands. A special shout out tho the kids!
Grand Opening: 31st of octubre 2012 – 19:00 o’clock
Centro Cultural Metropolitano (Sala V)
García Moreno y Espejo (Quito)
Exhibition open from 01st to 18th of November 2012
Sadly, this was already our last workshop weekend, but we made the best out of our days!
The “elemental” workshop was working with the element Earth this weekend. We constructed different layers of earth in plastic bottles, to see how manifold this element is! Later we discussed about the associations we have with it and expressed them on paper.
Vicky took the pictures of the “travel” kids in their dresses, with their constructed paintings and sculptures. The kids chose the setting and makeup and were posing for their picture in the beautiful nature of the cloud forest!
What a better use for a Saturday evening than to celebrate Edison’s birthday with cake, music and dance!
On Sunday, the kids enjoyed free time at the river. And finally…fashion-time!! Our young models were presenting their dresses for the applauding audience on the catwalk!
Silvia, Eduardo, Monica, Antonio, Herman, Erika, Jonas, Niklas, Elli, Lorena, Vicky, Nassim, Anna, Carla, Alexa, Vanessa, Filipe, Carla, Diana, Erika, Daniela, Edison, Lisbeth, Alicia, Rebeca, Jeferson, Geovanna, Nicole, Daniela, Evelyn, Tati, Teresa, Chicho, Jaime, Abeldado, Robertson and Edison…
Thank you everybody for the wonderful time and for making this year’s workshops in Nanegalito happen!!
Hasta la proxima!
The kids of the “travelling“ workshop continued on their works from last week. The sculptures and pictures were further developed with different colours and accessories (one step closer to our exhibition).
Alex and Anna introduced the “elemental” workshop children to the element of Air this weekend. A walk in the nature of the cloudforest let us hear, feel and see Air through wind, breath and movements. Later the kids created their pictures with colours and a straw-blowing technique.
Our guest workshop for this weekend had a lot to teach us: Daniela, environmentalist, and Erika, designer, showed us this Sunday how to create a micro-ecosystem of plastic bottles, stones and earth. The kids could plant their own succulent plants and garnish them with colourful stones. This was a beautiful experience which enriched the kids’ everyday routines for the following week.
Another wonderful guest workshop introduced our weekend: Felipe, a good friend and environmentalist, led the children into constructing their own practical wallets, trendy handbags and colorful flowers out of common recyclable materials found in our homes!
After a delicious lunch, the “traveling” workshop modeled their sculptures and paintings, according to the needs of each destination. Famous monuments and lovely animals were the protagonists of the day! Natural materials had to play their role in the constructions along with the fest of clay, drawings and colors!
Our “elemental” workshop this weekend got on fire! A short race gave the kids the feeling of heat, and the painting with wax dripping techniques and pigments in fiery colors, imprinted it on paper! A cozy evening by the fire inspired the kids to further think about this element.
Sunday was used to continue our handcrafts. The surprise visit of the Director of the school, a nice lunch and a game of volleyball was the perfect ending to our fourth bambú weekend.
Thanks to everybody!
Another weekend that welcomed us with beautiful weather! After a snack, we started the workshops with our two groups.
Vicky’s group began with the sewing of costumes that brought the representation of the childrens’ chosen location a little closer. Beautiful fabrics and cuts, colours, textures and glows, let the children dream of distant lands and towns.
Nassim, Vanessa and Anna started in their workshop with the four elements “Water, Wind, Earth and Fire” as a topic. Water was the element dominating the weekend and a short walk to the river encouraged the kids to think of associations they have with it. In the afternoon, using different techniques, the associations were put into spectacular water pictures!
Sunday started very active. Vicky’s group completed almost the sewing and fun water games encouraged the element-group to continue discussions on the topic.
After a delicious ‘almuerzo’ we headed back to Quito.
Thanks to all for a great, exciting weekend!
Our second workshop weekend started with great sunny weather – so what would be a better way to enjoy the nature than refreshing us in the nearby river. A delicious lunch prepared us for a guest: Karla, a Flamenco teacher from Ecuador, shook our day with an uplifting body and mind workshop. The kids should use their entire body as a painting medium in the rhythms of music and under the influence of the four elements: fire, water, earth and wind. They beautifully imprinted the moment and expressed their feelings. After a nice dinner some Greek myths about Odysseus’ journeys accompanied us into our dreams.
With good weather and mood we started in Sunday’s workshops.
Vicky’s meetings with the kids during the week for research, prepared them to make the first steps in producing their own outfits. Maria Teresa’s workshop, which will work with natural sounds incorporated into music, started with an introduction to the “raw material” available in the cloud forest. A small Volleyball game before departure was the perfect closing of a second workshop weekend.
On Tuesday we were invited for an radio interview to HCJB here in Quito. It was very exciting and we got the chance to talk about bambúProjekt. Thank you John and Maria Teresa for the wonderful opportunity.