Over the last 20 years, musicians and educators Paulo Maria Rodrigues and Helena Rodrigues have studied the ways in which arts and education intersect, creating and touring various projects with Companhia de Música Teatral, their music/theatre company in Lisbon, Portugal. Working with infants and their parents, artists, educators, schools and communities, Helena and Paulo believe that artistic expression through music improves people's lives. Their projects create aesthetic, participatory experiences that prove how music can be an essential tool in human development and communication.
Using music as the medium, Paulo and Helena share examples of artistic projects and explore themes of human connection and communication through a variety of movement and vocal activities that aim to create collaboration and community. At the end of this performance lecture you’ll have more ideas about how to use music as a tool to promote human and social development.