CONTEXTUALIZING THE FIESTA IN ITS TERRITORY. EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT IN TEACHING MUSIC, VISUAL ARTS AND EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES
This paper is part of a research project carried out by the group GIFT from the teaching faculty in the University of Valencia. Our project is about the didactic application of fiestas and folklore in Valencian Community and its implications with the artistic and scientific disciplines.
We consider the folklore contextualized in the territory because this generates a synergy between the experimental sciences, visual arts and music. It is essential and necessary believe in the importance of treating folk music in the classroom, especially in its aspect of popular festivities, and expand the art - science - society relationship.
The treatment of this topic is approached from different perspectives such as music, visual arts and experimental sciences, promoting the acquisition of interdisciplinary content and educational skills in a symbiosis that allows the transfer of knowledge in the social and cultural environment.
People of every society and country meet though the fiesta, they organize, express their folklore and create a sense of unity forming an identity. We are convinced that the importance of addressing the different aspects presented by the folklore in the classroom and their indissoluble relationship with society is fundamental and necessary. It is also important to deepen the ongoing metamorphosis experienced by fiestas in our society, which maintain a precarious balance between local and globalization. We intend to promote the acquisition or addition of musical content relating them with the experimental sciences and the visual arts. Our project also includes a reflection on the link between collective memory, modernization and traditional fiestas in a globalized world.