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Loja Art Festival connects health and culture in Ecuador (+ video)

Loja Art Festival connects health and culture in Ecuador (+ video)

Quito, November 23 (Prensa Latina) The Loja International Living Arts Festival (Fiavl), which brings together children and adults from multiple places in Ecuador, shows an unprecedented element by linking health and culture.

The initiative called health and art generates curiosity, above all, in the interest of the public which is considered a priority, by highlighting the benefits that creativity brings to the well-being and quality of life of citizens.

Within the sixth edition of Fiavl, the venue contains a program of 34 activities and workshops, targeting particularly the elderly, young criminals, health center inmates, persons deprived of liberty, artists, managers and the general public.

According to the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, 22 activities were organized in the first week of the event, including a solidarity party hosted by Camerata PorteƱa for 100 elderly people in Quito.

Meanwhile, in Locha, 58 seniors held the “Spring in Autumn” dance workshop with dancer and choreographer Thierry Theo Niang, from France, a special guest country at the festival, who has worked with German Lilly and Josephine Pullman.

Salud y Arte is the result of inter-institutional collaboration between the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization.

It also has contributions from other state portfolios such as public health and economic and social inclusion, as well as the private technical university of Loja.

Homes for the elderly and centers of deprivation of liberty are some of the points affected by concerts, plays and dancing, among other activities.

gas / scm