A workshop of dance, percussion, song and theatre. A new show by the Gen Verde Musical Group engages young people in workshops in which they are directly involved with the artists in the staging and performance.
On June 13-15, 2013, forty-eight young people from Tuscany and abroad were welcomed by the town of Loppiano, Italy, which is home to the musical group and Lionello Industrial Park. The young people were invited to be active players in the mounting and performing of the new show.
One young woman from Gen Verde commented: “The artistic disciplines naturally raise you to another level of communication through which deep and unexpected relationships can be born, creating dialogue in an encouraging atmosphere of sharing.”
Other members of the group went on to say: “The joy that was bursting from everyone’s eyes also derived from the discovery that you are able to give much more than you often expect from yourself. The end product was important because it was the result of everyone’s contribution.”
By the end of the day the teenagers had grasped how important it is for each person to be valued and no one excluded, they also grasped the “true” joy of sharing a common message with others.
“The mutual gratitude was unrestrained,” Gen Verde concluded, “It was difficult to leave each other after having had a little taste of what the new concert will be like.”