Arts and cultural activities, Migration

The Sand. Coming Home


Who is behind this?

Anton Ovchinnikov

All-Ukrainian Association Contemporary Dance Platform


Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

The project explores the contribution of communities hosting refugees and displaced people to the development and preservation of European democracy through the exchange of values. It reflects upon the collaboration of experiences, both local and external.
It is a mixture of contemporary dance, folklore, and poetry.

Where will your idea take place?

Ukraine can share the experience hosting and involving displaced people into local communities.

Why does Europe need your idea?

Refugees and displaced persons are one of the greatest challenges for European democracy. At the same time, it affects the development of new European values, like participation. Europe has to motivate, estimate and emphasize this kind of contribution.

What is your impact?

We work for better understanding of how migrants could be involved in the promotion of European democracy and formation of common values.

How do you get there?

We are creating special versions of the same performance under the title The Sand.Coming Home: include new poetry talking about the experience of refugees and displaced persons, as well as local and moved folklore; record the stories of refugees and use the obtained audio and video materials in our next versions of the performance The Sand.Coming Home. We will bring these versions to communities to promote a discussion about common values and will make them mobile through visiting performances.

What is your story?

As a poet translating African writers into Ukrainian I founded a project of dialogue between Ukraine and African countries raising questions about those who today have no home due to various circumstances.

Who are you doing it for?

Ukrainian and European communities hosting refugees and displaced persons. Refugees and displaced persons who are integrating themselves into local communities in Ukraine and Europe.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

The Sand. Coming Home need to be involved in the Advocate Europe networking where the issue of migrants and refugees is relevant and processed. We are looking for partners in the cities that have communities hosting refugees and displaced people.




Idea created on Jan. 14, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 18, 2018

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