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New Geographies for a Cross-Cultural Europe

A three-year international project exploring intercultural exchange between European citizens and newcomers through performing arts, creative processes, and collaborative research study

What's
new

Invitation to participate in 'Ce Jour-là (That Day)', an artistic proposal in collaboration with Cantieri Meticci and Motus Terrae that will unfold in May 2019 during the event 'La saveur de l’autre (A Taste of the Other)' at le Channel Scène Nationale in Calais.  This theatrical and visual piece is to be built around the multitude of sensibilities and perspectives of all those who wish to express themselves through the written word.
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Bologna's international arts festival Atlas of Transitions Biennial | HOME (1-10th March) opens today with the participation of cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera, who will present her special artistic projects realised in this occasion: the interactive urban performance 'Referendum' and 'School of Integration', a series of 10 lessons conducted by members of community of foreigners living in Bologna.
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Call for applications for 'Speaking from Damascus' , a 5-days drama masterclass conducted by Nanda Mohammad. How can an European actor inhabit the speech of another one who is living in Damascus? Syrian actress Nanda Mohammad will conduct a masterclass addressed to eight actors and performers that focuses on voice, the sound of language and the expression of affection.
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-- CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR ACADEMICS AND ARTISTS -- in the frame of the International Conference "A World in Transition: In-Between Performative Arts and Migrations" to be held on 7th March 2019, during the Atlas of Transitions Biennale in Bologna.
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In
depth

Adel Darwish on Hierarchy of Needs

Adel Darwish, playwright and actor in Backa Teater's new production 'Hierarchy of Needs' shares his thoughts on the performance and the theory on the Hierarchy of needs.
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Atlas Voices #3 - Lampedusa's Psychogeographies

During a visit to Loran - a former NATO base on the island of Lampedusa - Academy of Finland Fellow Dr. Karina Horsti interrogates herself on the experience of spaces through racialized politics of exploration. The abandoned two-story ex-military base speaks to the merger of humanitarian and securitized rationales in the border regime. What would such places mean for future generations of Europeans seeking their pasts?
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Performing metaphors into a physical space

In this article published by Media@LSE Pierluigi Musarò explores how the theatrical metaphor of cosmopolitan solidarity is challenged by the physical proximity of the ‘other’. It specifically analyzes how Cantieri Meticci use participatory theatre to resist, rework, or disrupt the lines between possible and ‘impossible citizens’...
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Atlas Voices #2 - Ruhrorter Refugee Theatre

Ruhrorter, a Refugee Theatre in Germany: Artistic Reflection on Otherness' is the contribution submitted by Özlem Canyürek, a PhD candidate at Hildesheim University, Department of Cultural Policy in Germany. She examines the intercultural opening of the German theatre landscape. 
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Next events

May 24 2019 to May 26 2019

A Taste of the Other

From 24th to 26th May 2019, the event will mobilise the full potential of Le Channel's spaces through the specific activities organized within its framework: meetings, shows, concerts, exhibitions, cooking suggestions and workshops. This year's challenge is to look beyond the borders and European cultures to experience a cosmopolitan reunion, to think freely and understand the phenomena behind migration.
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Mar 01 2019 to May 04 2019

Hierarchy of Needs

'Hierarchy of Needs' is the new theatrical performance produced by Backa Teater in collaboration with urban dance company Twisted Feet Company in the frame of Atlas of Transitions.
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May 24 2018 to Sep 26 2019

Delightful dance at school

Backa Theater and Twisted Feet have recently started a series of workshops with young people and amateurs to reflect on encounters, courage and hope within the current migration-related context - through dance. Directed by the artistic director Mattias Andersson, the show will be premiered in Gothenburg in February 2019.
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