"The Dragon Girl" is an interactive musical set against the backdrop of inclusion. The main topics of this piece are discrimination, exclusion, and contempt — on up to actual mobbing — and reflects on how to recognize and finally transform these things in a positive way. Individual and social happiness, as well as the importance of inclusion for all of us, are at the forefront of this work.
The story is based on a Japanese tale of a "dragon girl" who successfully prevails against discrimination.
In this story by Una Gonschorr, the "Dragon Girl" receives "The All-Wish-Fulfilling Shell with the Pearl of Wisdom". This shell holds a message for her. If the "Dragon Girl" is able to understand this message, an exciting journey full of curiosity, compassion, envy, and the joy
of life will begin.
Primarily children and young people with and without disabilities are invited to actively participate in the performances, and to deal with the topics mentioned in a playful way. In connection with specific programs, all participants can try out their various abilities through singing, acting, and in dialogue, and during these activities become aware of their strengths and weaknesses. Together they can then develop strategies for better coping with unsettling situations in the future.
There will be live performances with sign language interpreters in handicapped-accessible facilities.
A CD with booklet (including braille) underpins our project. The songs that have been learned, and the story, can be heard again at home with family or friends. Thus the topic can be deepened further.
The CD is produced GEMA-free, so that it can be played anytime and anywhere free of charge.