We’re delighted that we’ve now developed our international work into a global movement! With One Voice seeks to build the arts and homelessness sector around the world through exchanges in policy and practice. We’ll be working in Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Olympics, as well as in other countries including the USA. The movement has an exciting new website, with more information and a map of international arts and homelessness projects, at www.with-one-voice.com.
The movement was launched on 23 July at our Uma So Voz artistic occupation week in Rio as part of the 2016 Cultural Olympiad (read Matt Peacock’s reflections from the week here). The launch event featured local and international performances including a Rio choir performing on stilts, a dance work by Sokerissa from Tokyo, and a verbatim theatre piece directed by Marcus Faustini and performed by a Rio transgender homeless person. It also included a symbolic handover of the Olympic arts and homelessness ‘baton’ to Japan in preparation for Tokyo 2020.
Watch the launch below or click here to view on YouTube. Performances and speeches are mostly in Portuguese with some English translation.