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With the aim of developing an artistic work that explores new perspectives on the city from its places and memories, Circolando has held different artistic workshops with people from Bonfim the results of which were presented during a walk-performance on 22nd April for the general public and on 27th April for educational service groups.
During the open presentation of Cities by Night each of the performers was matched with a single person of the audience who followed them in silence through a unique path, accompanied to an audio made up of thoughts, experiences, prejudices, and other reflections. A project that resulted in a general change of perspectives.
Starting with the concept that disequilibrium is the stage that stimulates action toward achieving balance, NtS’ working group investigated performance anxiety and the general self-judgment and fear of being evaluated negatively by others from which it generates, ultimately staging “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
The six plays written by the participants of the Liminal workshop were finally presented at Choros (Plateia Theatrou, Athens) through a reading of the texts by professional actors followed by an open discussion between the creators, the audience and theater professionals. The event had accessibility services.
During the last six months, Circolando has carried out its mission by engaging young and elderly people from the neighborhood of Lomba, in the parish of Bonfim (Porto), in a workshop with the aim of creating a performance-installation that would combine sound, photography, video and archive.
The workshop carried out by Sardegna Teatro Teatro involved Valentina Medda in developing a performance called “Cities by Night”, where women are invited to explore alone the streets of their own city when the sun sets, avoiding crossing the areas where they feel uncomfortable.
During the II part of Liminal’s workshop participants with and without disabilities found themselves discussing more and more on what is theatrical writing and worked together on creating a theater play to be later presented with interpretation in the Greek Sign Language.
The workshop at the Nuovo Teatro Sanità focuses on the concept of disequilibrium, the constant status of the artist from which the creative act springs, in an attempt to overcome it. The study led the people involved to overcome their limits and strengthen their sense of community.
M.A.P.’s activities continue with the activation of the four theatre workshops. The Liminal workshop, open to people with and without disabilities, focuses on accessible dramatic techniques and the co-development of new theatrical texts.
M.A.P. kicked off with the organisation of a four-day meeting at the Nuovo Teatro Sanità, attended by the four partner organisations together with the young professionals in charge of conducting the participatory dramaturgy workshops.