Performance(s) between two shores

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+++Free Trade Zone is co-producer of the EU project "Performance(s) between two shores "+++

from André Erlen

On the initiative of A.TONAL.THEATER, the Cologne ensemble network Freihandelszone is participating in "Performance(s) between two shores" with its festival GLOBALIZE:COLOGNE 2017 together with six other international partners. With this project, the European Union wants to support and promote Arab artists. Only Arab artists who have been living in the EU for a short time (maximum six years) can submit their performance proposals. Artists from the fields of theatre, dance and formative arts can participate. The application period runs until 1 September. The three winners will be invited with their teams to a 30-day residency. During their residency they can develop a new piece for one, two or three performers. The residencies take place at:

Dancing on the Edge (Netherlands, November 2016)

GLOBALIZE:COLOGNE International Platform for Dance & Theatre (Germany, February/March 2017)

Les Bancs Publics (France, March 2017)

Subsequently, all three winning productions will go on tour within the cooperation network between March and December 2017.

Performance(s) between two shores" aims to promote new, dynamic works. The project aims to help Arab artists develop and flourish in Europe and find a new, international audience for their work.

Further information and registration at:

The producer network

Les Bancs Publics (Marseille, France, leading partner)
BOZAR (Brussels, Belgium)
Dancing on the Edge (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
GLOBALIZE:COLOGNE international platform for dance & theatre (Cologne, Germany)
SEE Foundation/D-CAF Festival (Cairo, Egypt)
Shubbak Festival (London, Great Britain)

Information in English

Performance(s) between two shores is a European Commission supported programme to commission and tour three new works created by Arab performance artists who have been based in Europe for up to six years. The programme has the following key aims: to support the creation of dynamic new works; to support the development of Arab artists in Europe; to develop new international audiences; and to develop a skills exchange between project partners.
The programme was conceived by six partners who produce iconic cultural events in connection with Euro-Mediterranean area : Les Bancs Publics, Marseilles -France (Lead partner) ; BOZAR, Brussels - Belgium; Dancing on the Edge (DOTE), Amsterdam - The Netherlands ; GLOBALIZE:COLOGNE international platform for dance & theatre, Cologne - Germany ; Studio Emad Eddin Foundation (SEE Foundation), Sweden et D-CAF Festival, Cairo- Egypt, Shubbak Festival, London- United Kingdom.

For more information go to

Kontakt Deutschland/Contact Germany

GLOBALIZE:COLOGNE 2017: Jörg Fürst (++49 (0)173 - 704 83 79) / POST@ATONALTHEATER.DE

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