[artinfo] Call for application: "Me and You+Something in Between" 24-28th of September Belgrade

irena r. irena.ristic at incognito.co.yu
Mon Jun 11 16:01:59 CEST 2007

'ME and YOU' + Something in Between

BITEF Polifonija Programme 2007

September 24-28, 2007, Belgrade, Serbia

Hop.La! is pleased to announce call for application to the new interactive theatre programme which will take place in Belgrade, Serbia  from 24th to 28th September  2007.  as part of  BITEF 2007 (Belgrade International Theater Festival). 

ME AND YOU + Something in Between is interactive art programme that gathers performing artists from Europe. It is inspired by the book of Martin Buber and focused on artistic analysis of encounter in the context of actual controversy that provokes civilization discrepancies of the broadening Union.  A phenomenon of dismissed encounter is explored through the intimate human experience clashed with concrete social framework and backdrops, and artistic analysis opens few questions: In what degree our cultural prejudices influence the increase of borders, conflicts, isolation and other forms of discrepancies? How could it be overshot? How many levels are there in each relational phenomenon, emerging from the live and obligated social context? Finally, which are the postulates of authentic human encounter? Can we preserve it pure and untouchable from the social and historical assumptions without losing his full potential and sense? The proposed questions will be starting point and inspiration for prospective work based on the cross cultural artistic exchange of involved participants.

Program lasts five days and consists of serial of workshops, round table and working sessions followed by public presentation of participants' projects which are conceived and/or developed within the program.  Participants will have opportunity to explore their own prejudices, to act and react according to their attitudes and feelings, and to generate the authentic artistic response to the evoked issue. Performing artists interested to develop public or participative art projects are especially encouraged to apply. 

a. Performing artists from Europe and its immediate borders;
b. Experienced and/or motivated to work on the proposed issue; 
c. Able to work on English and to attend the activity for its full duration.

Registration fee is 50 Euro until July 7th 2007 and 100 Euro for late applicants. Organizer can make hotel or hostel reservation upon request. A limited number of fellowships are available for covering the accommodation, fee and/or travel expenses. Application form and attached materials must be written in English and sent by e-mail no later than August 15th, 2007.  Selected participants will be notified fifteen days after the receiving of application and will be required to confirm their participation within a few days after. 

For any further information, please visit www.hop-la.org. For assistance with traveling and accommodation during the ME-YOU 07 please contact: office at hop-la.org  


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