In September this year we invite 27 people from 5 countries (Germany, Italy, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Latvia) to come here to Berlin to participate in a unique project weaving history and present into a 9 days exchange of culture and art.
Arrival date is September 18th and departure is on September 26th.
The project will take place at the facilities of our corporation partner Theaterhaus Mitte in the centre of Berlin (Neue Wallstraße) where we will sleep, eat and have the base for our work together.
Starting from the 20 years anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall, we want to find out together the meaning of walls in a historical, a political and a psychological as well as metaphorical sense. As we think that the perception of things influences the definition of the things themselves, perception will be the key of our approach to the topic of walls. All participants come from their places with different viewpoints and opinions and therefore different perceptions. To exchange these perceptions, which influence the thinking and behaviour of everyone, will create the ground for our creative work together.
On the basis of their interests and abilities – performance, street theatre, visualisation through photography, film or graphic arts as well as music – the participants will develop their own view on the topic and express it in an own intercultural and interdisciplinary artwork. By this way of working we want to show that the overcoming of walls is possible in all kind of ways, even just by stepping over the border of our own skills, approaches and cultural identities.
At the end of the project there will be a series of street performances and a public presentation of the results within a final presentation party in Theaterhaus Mitte.
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