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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

Imagine a giant urban chorus. Imagine the energy of a common vibration coming from different directions of the city. Imagine being part of a temporary community aimed at the creation of an extraordinary public event. A new opportunity for singing and music enthusiasts is coming to Bologna! It's called "Magnitudo, a collective act of voicing", and workshops start in April 2020. Find out how to join!
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If you wish to take part in an interdisciplinary artistic undertaking and learn some Polish along the way (or improve your communication skills in this language), meet new people, and learn about new forms of expression through art, feel invited to participate in "EXILE WARSAW 2020", a new multicultural project by Strefa WolnoSłowa.
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From 9th to 14th June 2020, Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, University of Bologna and Cantieri Meticci will host the International Summer School "Performing arts and migration. Theories and practices for inclusive societies" at Arena del Sole Theatre in Bologna (Italy).  The call for applications is open!
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Between December 4th and 10th, the Italian performing arts theorist, curator and dramaturge Piersandra Di Matteo (Atlas of Transitions curator for Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione) will be in Brazil by the invitation of the MITsp Sao Paulo International Theatre Festival to attend the 2º Performing Arts Curator Meeting.
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In
depth

The state of weightlessness of migrant caregivers in Italy

The suspended world of Samantha Cristoforetti and the burden to bear of an elderly care giver, far away from her home country. Weight and the absence of gravity, the two faces of the same coin that Estonian artist Kristina Norman is trying to fathom with her new docu-performance 'Lighter Than Woman', presented for the first time in July 2019 at Santarcangelo Festival. What follows from talking about feminine emancipation in Italy? And how do “badanti” - socially invisible figures – appear in an Italian contest?
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Mano a Mano, the Great Hands Collection

It is said that drawing is relaxing. It is also said that the palm lines trace a map of our interior landscape, revealing its path, its destiny. What do we see in them? Mano a Mano by French artist Momette is a graphical and poetic concept for all of us. It is an invitation to a peaceful walk in the palm of our hand, in the country of the soul, with a pencil as a substitute to the walking stick... Discover its evolution since December 2018.
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School of Integration by Tania Bruguera

In March 2019, Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera put migration and art as a political act at the center of discussion when coming to Bologna to present two special projects during the ten days of Atlas of Transitions Biennial “HOME”. Read about School of Integration and how the 10 lessons conducted by the communities of foreigners residing in Bologna contributed to bringing people of diverse cultures together.
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Atlas Voices #5 Heritage as fantasy and the performative construction of the asylum seeker

The asylum bill is a governmental act, it is a text that is sanctioned by the Swedish government and implements political power. In other terms: whoever is in need for asylum in Sweden have no other choice but to follow the regulations laid down by the government. Read the contribution submitted by Jo-Ann Lindskog from Sweden for 'Atlas Voices'.
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Next events

Mar 10 2020 to Mar 14 2020

Atlas of Transitions festival in Liège

What is coming up this Spring at Théâtre de Liège? Dedicated to refugee issues and the inclusion of newcomers, the Atlas of Transitions Festival is an opportunity to explore the current debate on migration through a rich and diversified calendar of events. 
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Oct 20 2019 to Jun 20 2020

Intercultural Moving Groups

Between 2019 and 2020 Strefa Wolnosłowa is conducting a series of intercultural moving groups for young artists willing to experience participatory and community arts in three Warsaw locations - Stół Powszechny, the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Curie City Artivism Gallery.
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Nov 01 2017 to May 31 2020

Saga, a documentary film series

After conducting a series of workshop in Bologna, the ZimmerFrei collective is still developing 'Saga', a documentary film series, of which the first episode 'Camminare / The Walk', about 18-year-old Yakub, has been premiered in March 2019 as part of Atlas of Transitions Biennial 'HOME' at Cineteca di Bologna.
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