Child’s play in the Morungaba square, participation in social projects, interaction with children of different backgrounds…
After a long gestation period, bringing together life experiences with theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of speech therapy, education, and dance, Renata Macedo Soares, in 1989, managed to group the elements that made Morungaba possible.
It was then that Morungaba revealed itself as a life form, an ideal of transcending barriers and revealing people.
Since its beginning, Morungaba has been dancing with children and people with disabilities at its headquarters in the Pinheiros district in São Paulo, Brazil.
Renata Macedo Soares, creator of Morungaba, studied at Colégio Santa Cruz, where she was encouraged to participate in missions for the fishing community of Barra do Una. Still back then, […]
From 1994 to 2003, workshops in Educational Dance were offered to children at the São Paulo Cultural Center, aiming to broaden the movement repertoire and promote group integration. Half of […]
The Ibirapuera Park Center for Sociability and Cooperation, managed by the São Paulo Municipal Health Department since 1991, is a cross-sectoral program. On one hand, it is enabled by governmental […]
State Foundation for the Well-Being of Minors – São Paulo State Government, the Youth Department The Dance/Art of Movement Program at FEBEM was carried out from December 1991 to June […]
From March 1992 to December 1994, aiming to offer outside experiences to blind children living at FEBEM, Morungaba developed the Dance/Art of Movement Program at the Braille Library of the […]
In 1996/97, Morungaba established a partnership with Cruzada Pró-Infância (Pro Childhood Crusade) and developed physical activities with daycare and preschool children. Aiming to integrate the dance program with the assumptions […]
At Núcleo Morungaba, several artisan techniques, loom, crochet, knitting, and tapestry are taught to youth beginning at the age of 13 and the elderly in situations of foster care, and […]
The Descobrir (Discover) Program was implemented in 2000 to promote body movement activities for children from the ages of 2 to 6, in three daycares located in the Jaguaré shanty […]
A partnership between Morungaba and the Associação Beneficente Santa Fé – Casa Vovó Ilza, Macedo Soares and the collaboration of volunteers Marta de Lima Gaia, Tâmara Medina, Isabela Valent, Julia […]
The São Paulo is a School program was launched in 2005 by the Municipal Department of Education. From its implementation to December of 2013, Morungaba actively participated in the proposed […]
The Hospital das Clínicas Social and Educational Program was carried out from 2007 to 2009, sponsored by the Medical School Foundation, and was aimed towards the children of Hospital employees […]
A parceria do Morungaba com a Secretaria Municipal de Esporte, Lazer e Recreação teve início no segundo semestre de 2006, quando foram realizadas oficinas corporais para crianças e jovens em dez clubes […]
From November 2005 to December 2008, the Valuing the Educator program offered to staffs of Helpers of Early Childhood Education who work with children ages 0 to 5 theoretical, experiential, […]
Developed at the Municipal School EMEF Desembargador Amorim Lima, this project aimed at sparking the interest in reading and writing in Elementary 1st and 2nd grade students through storytelling, body […]
Letter & Book consists of exchanging ten letters over a period of three months between people who don’t know each other; participants are children, youth, and the elderly in situations […]
Dance and Art is for everyone! Dancing for People with Disabilitie Art for People with Disabilities
Designed by the NGO Cidade Escola Aprendiz, the 100 Walls project changed the landscape of streets and squares, recovering these locations for the communities, through creating thematic mosaics which allowed […]
In 2003, Morungaba completed 15 years of existence, and in order to remember each part of this story, a book was released. Written by Silvia Cruz, the Our History book […]
On September 12, 2013, at the Inclusion Memorial at the headquarters of the São Paulo State Department for the Rights of the Disabled, Núcleo Morungaba inaugurated the photography exhibit “Espiralando,” […]
There was an abandoned lot adjacent to the Morungaba headquarters, full of weeds. Núcleo Morungaba recovered the place, transformed it into a small square and takes care of it, which […]
Through bodily activities, from storytelling to contact with the world of sound and touch, the child expands his or her movement repertoire, developing a sense of rhythm and space, creativity, […]
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Since 1989, at the end of each year the “Dance Choir” Event has been organized, which was renamed the “Cultural Event” in 2000. The event gathers Morungaba students with disabilities […]