Frontiers are places of division and conflict, places of men facing each other, the ones watching over the others. Frontiers floods towards the front in the construction of a enemy otherness, taking the difference as distance and danger.
The drift of frontier to the front can become dramatically prominent: walls, trenches, barbed wire, buffer zones, electrified fencings, watch towers, roadblocks, checkpoints are scars that disfigure a land, that separate populations, that produce an insurmountable, impassable conflict .
The possibility of a multicultural, multi-language theatre, that come out of the encounter of different languages and cultures, stands against frontiers and separation, as principles of conflict. An itinerant theatre that deals with the possibility of dialogue through concrete artistic practices, in order to remove frontiers to dialogue and create a cultural fluid and crossable space.
The project, promoted by Astràgali Teatro, aims to improve mutual knowledge, recognition, respect of cultures as a way to overcome frontiers and separations. To this purpose collaborations between artists and cultural operators from Italy, Palestine, Jordan, Greece, Cyprus, France and Great Britain will be promoted. Mobility, circulation of cultural products and cultural initiatives will be enhanced by the project.
Freedom of mobility and expression between artists under occupation is a challenge, in order to break a seemingly endless cycle of violence and oppression. Therefore, it is important to realize artistic actions between Palestine, Jordan, Italy involving artists, cultural operators, civil society and youth.
Three artistic residences will be realised:
artistic residency in Amman (Jordan), March 2010:
from 20 to 28 March 2010 international
residenza ad Amman (Giordania) a marzo 2010:
dal 20 al 28 marzo international workshop
29 marzo lysistrata - first study on the obscenity of power
30 marzo international meeting
residenza a Sebastiya, Nasfjibil e Ramallah (Palestina) ad aprile 2010
residenza finale a Lecce (Italia) a luglio 2010
the blog of the project
In each residency different activities will be carried out, such as workshops, performances and meetings. Artists will realize a joint performance.
with the support of the Culture Programme 2001-2013 of the European Union