What is M.A.P.?
M.A.P. Moving Action People is a project promoted by Nuovo Teatro Sanità, Teatro di Sardegna, Liminal and Circolando, within the program Erasmus+ KA210 Small-scale partnerships in vocational education and training, that aims to involve and represent groups normally marginalized and excluded from the cultural offer in a european artistic experience.
4 workshops from october 2022 to march 2023
One of M.A.P.’s actions is the activation of participatory dramaturgy workshops, that will take place simultaneously for a period of 6 months in the 4 cities in which the partners are based. The workshops will involve young operators and cultural professionals to acquire hybridize social and artistic skills in order to generate inclusive community dramaturgies for groups that are marginalized and traditionally excluded by the mainstream cultural offer and dominant narratives. The participants in the workshops will be selected thanks to the place-based declination of the tools developed during the first training of the project.
Naples, Italy (curated by Nuovo Teatro Sanità)
Cagliari, Italy (curated by Sardegna Teatro)
Porto, Portugal (curated by Circolando)
Athens, Greece (curated by Liminal)
Activate and consolidate a process of interconnection between the organizations, territories and communities of reference supporting the path of innovation in the context of building an accessible and fair offer.
Develop audience empowerment strategies through exchange and non-formal education to promote the affirmation of cultural citizenship.
Co-generate practices, strategies and methodologies that make artistic products “relevant”, crucial for large groups normally marginalized, favouring cultural processes capable of promoting social inclusion.
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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.