The programme will include 3 Theater festivals in Spain (Bilbao – July 2019), France (Feings -July 2019) and Germany (Bielefeld – August 2019); 1 European Street Theater Festival in Italy (Faenza – September 2019), 7 participatory theater workshops (for actors, non-actors, refugees and migrants), 6 “participated” street performances, 1 itinerant workshop on street photography by the renowned photographer Jean Pierre Estournet to a group of young apprentices. An International Conference (February 2020) on street theatre and social issues will be a bridge to the future of the project.
Festival in Bilbao 7-14 July 2019
International Meetings – Arts and Theatre without Walls
We all must jump in our daily life in order to overtake obstacles. But, this time, arts and culture are used as tools for a constant and equal social transformation. In addition, arts are presented as a response to the conflict of (e/im)migration.The aim of the project is to cross borders and strengthen the bonds among citizens, from here and there, and the different ways of artistic expression in order to create a space for constant reflection and enhance a social development from a local sphere and by means of arts.
Festival in Feings 25-27 July 2019
Théâtre sans frontières au Grand Orme
This is an extraordinary chance, which allows us to host in July the Basque company Hortzmuga, a specialist in street festive forms, during two performances.
It is also the opportunity for us to show two beautiful exhibitions: that of Christophe Archambault who tells the flight of Burma Rohingas, and that of Jean-Pierre Estournet, street theater photographer who will exhibit with us the photos of the Spanish stage of Mauerspringer, which took place in Bilbao early July.We want to welcome the widest possible audience, whatever its age, social class, origins, particularities to gather around what brings us together, we humans of 2019: the desire to live free and happy!
Festival in Bielefeld 30-31 August 2019
Mauerspringer Strassentheater Festival
„Mauern überwinden, Menschen verbinden“
“Overcoming Walls, Connecting People” is the goal of the cross-border European Mauerspringer – Wall Jumpers Project.
On 30 and 31 August, the Mauerspringer project finally arrives in Bielefeld. Four street theater productions will be performed on public squares and, after its first appearance in Bilbao/Spain, the new production “Moving On” by Theaterlabor, finally will be shown to the local audience.
Festival in Faenza 3-13 September 2019
European Street Theatre Festival
Squares and streets become open-air theaters without walls, open to all.
MAUERSPRINGER is not just a Festival with a calendar of interesting street theater shows for the first time in Italy, but an opportunity to meet artists who weave thoughts and spectators who meet eyes on the Europe we live in these days. A Festival on what prevents us from seeing beyond the wall. Theaters and different languages that move in one direction: establish a true contact, to warm the heart, to free dreams. Jump the wall of indifference and open up to the world so that the earth on which our feet rest fills with footprints, traces of travel, falls, paths in a free landscape without borders.
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The prize is a trip to and stay of three days in Faenza in Italy in the first half of September 2019 in order to take part in the big European Street Theatre Festival.
Italian players may win a trip and stay as a prize for three days and nights in Bielefeld in Germany at the end of August 2019 in order to take part in the Festival organised by the Theaterlabor Bielefeld.
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