To understand other people a core competence is listening:
only if we learn to listen, we will be able to understand other people's point of view and way of thinking, and this is not only relevant for interpersonal relationships. Think about an orchestra — the musicians also need to listen to each other so that everyone consistently plays together.
The project "Music and Dialogue" is all about listening and interacting:
for two weeks, musicians and singers from East and West worked as part of an independent orchestra and choir project in the Luhansk region. The rehearsal process, performances and various additional events in different places invited a large number of people to participate in a vital and inspiring debate on diverse modes of living, thinking and acting.
The project took place in a complex context of a region close to a war zone and was intended to bring people together in common aspirations, to offer an intellectually stimulating environment and to present the spirit of cooperation to the wider public through its creativity, optimism and orientation towards the future.
Our target group was extremely wide: from students to seniors, including civil activists, people close to the cultural sector as well as industrial workers — everyone was invited to attend our events. Following the project's motto all the events provided a framework to experience the principle of listening for a better understanding.
"Music and Dialogue" was implemented by the association VladOpera e.V. (Germany)
and the Ukrainian-Belarusian initiative group
, which resulted from the opera project "Music Overcomes Walls
" in 2017-2018, in partnership with Serhii Prokofiev Severodonetsk College of Culture and Art and Luhansk Regional Academic Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater.
The initiators are committed to the idea of sustainable open dialogue through cultural and social projects.Follow the news on our website and on social networks Facebook and Instagram!