Bridging the Divide: A Youth and Elders Creative Collaboration

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

Bridging the Divide: A Youth and Elders Creative Collaboration Bridging the Divide: a youth and elders creative collaboration ASU Professor Mary Fitzgerald, recent ASU graduate Allyson Yoder, and ASU graduate students Jamey Garner and Felix Cruz are initiating a collaborative project, Bridging the Divide: a youth and elders creative collaboration, that includes ASU Dance students and residents in the Tempe retirement community, Friendship Village. The guiding vision involves cultivating mutually beneficent relationships between older and younger adults as an avenue to foster intergenerational engagement. The intention is to create an experience whereby the elders impart their life knowledge to the youth and in exchange, the young people offer the elders opportunities to move, create and heal. We envision a one-to-one relationship between youth and elders with an ASU Dance student working with a resident of Friendship Village on dance, art and somatic practices, while the elder provides wisdom and mentorship to the student. We are collaborating with Friendship Village to offer the residents the sort of experiences they want and need.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date3/16/177/31/17

Funding

  • LOCAL: Arizona Municipal Government: $5,000.00

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