A new collaboration between Twisted Feet, Backa Teater and the University of Gothenburg with focus on intercultural meetings and new narratives is launched. A project dedicated to mirror, reflect and celebrate meetings, courage and hope in the wake of policy measures on migration, displacement and harsher asylum laws.
Atlas of Transitions is a three-year EU-project where Sweden is one of seven participating countries. The project investigates the contemporary transitions in Europe, migration and identity through artistic encounters. In Sweden the project is represented by Backa Teater in collaboration with Twisted Feet and the University of Gothenburg.
During 2018 Backa Teater and Twisted Feet will arrange a series of workshops, or classes, for youths ages 13 – 18, with the purpose of creating an arena for intercultural meetings and to create a space to share individual experiences and stories, where body movement will be the common language.
Academic researchers from the Department of Cultural Sciences and Valand Academy at the University of Gothenburg are tied to the project. The purpose of the research is to better understand how participatory processes within the performing arts can create intercultural meeting places. During the course of the project, the researchers will investigate the relations and interplay between different bodies, forms of expression, institutions and spaces.
The project’s artistic path will have its premiere in spring 2019. A performance with professional dancers and actors together with young people, directed by Mattias Andersson from Backa Teater and choreographed by Denny Hultén fom Twisted Feet.
Anna Isakson, producer Backa Teater
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Karolina Carlsson, coordinator Twisted Feet
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Erika Isaksson, audience developer, Backa Teater
Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.