Farm in the Cave
„Search for Message“
„an EU Culture 2000-funded project“
The International theatre studio Farm in the Cave has gained a grant from “CULTURE 2000“ for a one year project called “Search for Message“.
The general idea of the project is international collaboration among European artists from different art fields (music, dance, theatre). The participating artists are supposed to create a new production inspired by history, culture, tradition and contemporary atmosphere of a chosen European country.
Farm in the Cave – international theatre studio (Czech republic)
Charlotta Öfverholm – dancer and choreographer (Sweden)
Marjana Sadowska - singer, musician, actress and composer (Germany)
Truc sphérique – platform for cultural and social activities (Slovakia)
The Centre for Study of Jerzy Grotowski's Work and for Cultural and Theatrical Research – international culture and research centre (Poland)
Phases of the project:
1.Three field researches in three EU countries
The artists will study specifics of cultural heritage of the country they have chosen (Marjana Sadowska will go to Sweden to study Lapland songs, Farm in the Cave will study the origins of creativity of Odin Theatret, a legend of contemporary Danish Theatre, Charlotta Öfverholm will travel to Prague to study the inspiration Prague has been giving to artists for centuries). After the research period, the artists will bring their experience and inspiration back to their home countries to study it as a source of a new specific innovative artistic project they will create based on their research. The process of each research will be documented on digital camera by Slovak co-organizers
2.Sharing the heritage
The participants and co-organizers will meet in Prague for a few days. During the meeting they will present each other a documentary film from their „field researches“ and will share their experiences with different cultural heritage they have learnt about. The Polish co-organizer Grotowski Centre under the supervision of professor of Warsaw university Mr. Leszek Kolankiewicz will support the artists with theoretical, historical and cultural background of the things they have found during their stay in foreign countries.
3.Creation of the project
After sharing each other’s experience in Prague, the artists will go back home and will start to create an original artistic project. Every artist will use the main theatrical techniques he or she disposes with. Marjana Sadowska will create a unique theatrical concert inspired by Lapland songs, Charlotta Öfverholm will inspire herself by Prague for creating choreographic performance and Farm in the Cave will make theatre performance inspired by work of Odin Theatret in Danmark. The Grotowski Centre will continue with the theoretical support of the artists and prepare a conference about the cultural heritage of the chosen EU countries and how can this heritage be reproduced into a contemporary innovative theatrical language. Truc sphérique will edit a documentary movie from all the „field researches“.
5.Sharing the heritage II
When the festival is over, the artists will return home and will take with them a copy of documentary film done by Truc sphérique. This film will be presented in their home countries in the cultural centres and theatres to introduce the message of the project and the festival.
Goals of the project:
To realize a cooperation among the artists who are very unique, innovative and professional in their view what tradition and contemporary performance is and to open continued possible cooperation
Farm in the Cave's tour of SCLAVI to the UK in 2006 was supported by Visiting Arts and the British Council.
More information about the participant on culturebase.net
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