Multiple Sclerosis Day
MS without borders: Let's sing gospel together!
Singing is beneficial to health: it promotes deep breathing, stabilises the heartbeat and boosts the immune system. It also helps to improve your mood and reduces stress. So there's a lot to look forward to for those who are taking part in the cross-border project organised by "Multiple sclérose Lëtzebuerg" (MSL), "Deutsche Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft" (DMSG), and the "Fondation EME": "SEP-sans frontières: Chanter le gospel ensemble".
Entry is free!
Art and culture without barriers
At the 6th "Inclusion" Gala, art and culture will come together once again for a truly open event. Hosted at the Luxembourg City Conservatoire, the event will feature a rich programme of music, dance, theatre and poetry by outstanding performers.
Entry is free. Advance booking recommended (places are limited).
With a special appearance by:
Noémie Desquiotz-Sunnen (soprano) and Magali Weber (mezzo-soprano) are often invited to perform as soloists at concerts with choirs and orchestras. They have also performed in many opera productions, such as Mozart's "The Magic Flute".As a duet, their performances are outstanding, and they possess a vast repertoire of chamber music.
More generally, their repertoire ranges from baroque and classical music to 19th romantic music and 20th and 21st-century contemporary music, including lieder, oratorio and opera.
Although she has been battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) for a number of years, Noémie Desquiotz-Sunnen has no intention of giving up singing and, despite her disability, continues to live a life full of music with the help of her family, friends and the musical world. With her friend, Magali Weber, she regularly performs at charity concerts to support people with rare diseases. In 2021, in recognition of her outstanding achievements, the European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS) awarded her the prestigious "Black Pearl Award" in the "Visual and Audio Media" category.
At the gala, Noémie Desquiotz-Sunnen's and Magali Weber's magnificent voices – accompanied by pianist Isabelle Trüb – will sweep you off your feet!
ZAK-ZESUMMEN AKTIV: The association, ZAK-ZESUMMEN AKTIV, was founded in 2008 by a group of trainers, athletes with and without a mental disability, and parents who wanted embark upon an alternative journey. ZAK's ultimate goal is to promote an integrative approach to the inclusion of people with a mental disability by staging inclusive sporting, cultural and social activities. ZAK is an entirely voluntary association and is run mainly with the help of qualified and committed trainers, enthusiastic young people who are willing to give of their time for a good cause, and parents and educators who are aware of the need for greater public acceptance of mental disability.
In addition to basketball, swimming, walking and fitness training, ZAK offers courses in TôsôX, a sport that combines features of martial arts and fitness training. The ZAK team and their coach, Tania, will be proud demonstrate their skills.
DADOFONIC COLLECTIVE: DADOFONIC Collective is a troupe of professional theatre, visual art and movement performers. It operates as a sheltered workshop run by the "Ligue HMC" and brings together artistes to form a dynamic unit. It seeks to highlight each artiste's talents and stimulate their personal development. Within DADOFONIC Collective, differences are considered to be a strength rather than a drawback. Currently, the collective works with 13 artistes.
Get ready to fall under the spell of these amazing artistes as they take you on a journey into wonderful worlds full of positive energy with their captivating performances.
DREAMTEAM T21 – Danse Ensemble: The non-profit association, Trisomie21 Lëtzebuerg a.s.b.l., was created with the aim of helping people with Down's syndrome live all aspects of their lives as fully and independently as possible. The main focus of their work is on activities geared towards promoting personal autonomy, work opportunities, accommodation, support for families, public awareness and inclusion. In 2015, the association created the inclusive dance troupe, "Dreamteam T21 – Danse Ensemble".
Their shows are always full of surprises and novelties, so prepare for a surprise when our stars from Dreamteam T21 perform their "21 Wellendänzer".
MAJORETTES de Luxembourg: A spirited majorettes club formed in 2017 in our beautiful capital.
Proud to be the only majorettes club in Luxembourg that belongs to the international federation, our majorettes always light up Luxembourg City with their dancing and music. They perform all over the Grand Duchy and in neighbouring countries, making regular appearances at various music and dance events.
Fräncki Friederich – actor, writer and juggler with the Dadofonic Collective – and Nico Bevilacqua from the City's Service Intégration et besoins spécifiques (Integration and Special Needs Department) will be your be your hosts for the evening.
Following the performances, the City invites you to a special reception, hosted jointly with several associations working in the field of special needs. On the programme to close the evening: a chance to meet the performers, delicious finger food, and a warm, friendly atmosphere.