SEAS

SEAS

Baltikum-Adriatico

01 December 01 - 30 September 05

Performing arts between two european seas. Site specific and traveling exposition of art/theatre/dance in the Baltic and the Adriatic Seas. SEAS is a pan-European project that unites artists from the Adriatic and the Baltic Sea. The project brings together experience and expression from different regions and coasts. Nine pairs of artists have been sent to explore a previously unknown harbour or port city by the Baltic and the Adriatic Seas. New collaborations amongst artists as well as new ideas to develop artistic site-specific projects emerged. The dates resulted in a series of co-productions from this base of discovery. Co-production work – first phase: FLOTA (Slovenia) creates a dance performance BARI. Rehearsals in Ljubljana. Director Leszek Bzdyl and visual artist Robert Rumas (Poland) create a theatre work for the historic shipyards in Gdansk, Poland. HOTEL PRO FORMA (Denmark) creates a new production THEREMIN, about the Russian physicist and inventor Leon Theremin. BAD CO (Croatia) evolves a production called “Deleted Messages” in collaboration with Kirsten Dehlholm/Hotel Pro Forma. Rehearsal work takes place in Croatia. SKART (Serbia) prepares the community oriented project Mekanika Popular. Mikael Lundberg (Sweden) and Davide Grassi (Slovenia) collaborate on a high-tech conceptual art work, resulting in both taped and compressed sound/image documents. Director Gintaras Varnas (Lithuania) directs The Wasted Land. Rehearsals in Lithaunia. Director Banuta Rubess (Latvia) creates Escape from Troy, Rehearsals in Latvia. Dancer and choreographer Michela Lucenti prepares MICE - The Desert, a performance on sand based on a post-apocalyptic scenario. July - September 2004 The artworks will be documented, packaged and toured to harbour cities throughout Europe as part of SEAS events planned in: Klaipeda, Lithuania (16-26 july), Kaliningrad, Russia (27 july-2 august), Liepaja, Latvia (16-23 august) and Gdansk, Poland (20-27 september). October 2004 - March 2005 Co-production work - second phase: Bogdan Szyber and Carina Reich prepare their film on love, death and longing. Theater Akhe prepares their film on love, death and longing. Teater Giljotin & Taisto Oksanen create the chamber opera TRE SORELLI, based on Montenegrian story from Kotor, in collaboration with Vertigo Productions/Kotor. Minna Vainikainen develops Café Dubrovnik with Art Center Lazareti. April-October 2005 SEAS events continue into other Host cities throughout Europe, including: Rijeka & Dubrovnik, (Croatia) Kotor (Montenegro) Copenhagen (Denmark) Helsinki (Finland) Stockholm, Helsingborg & Umeå (Sweden) Koper (Slovenia) Trieste & Bari (Italy) and others …

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