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2014 International Day of Persons with Disabilities

12/01/2014

For the last six years, Museo Picasso Málaga has celebrated the , which is observed on 3rd December, when the museum becomes a place to celebrate, think about and promote accessibility.

Once again this year, Malaga-based associations, foundations, hospitals and health centres which support and assist persons with functional diversity (auditory, visual, organic, mental, psychological or learning), as well as groups that are socially vulnerable, have been invited to take part in a day of encounter and celebration that will be attended by health professionals, educators, patients and users who took part in previous editions.

The programme kicks off at 10.00am with an inclusive flamenco dance workshop given by teacher, dancer and choreographer José Galán, and geared to a group of people with functional diversity. Then at 12.30pm, the José Galán Integrated Flamenco Company will perform the show En Mis Cabales, on the flamenco tablas of the auditorium stage. Galán says that “each artist brings brilliance to the show, with no difference or inequality. It is an achievement because it brings added values to flamenco from the psycho-social point of view, and shows art to be a driving force in overcoming self-imposed limitations”. The programme has been supported by “la Caixa” Foundation.

Museo Picasso Málaga has developed a number of artistic and social inclusion projects, and in 2010 it set up a long-term project with the aim of developing participants’ socio-emotional and cognitive skills, via a regular and prolonged relationship with the visual arts.