Black/North SEAS

Black/North SEAS

The SEAS Platform 2008-2010

02 December 05 - 31 December 10

SEAS continues to connect European urban issues with inventive artistic production. Our new cycle: Black SEAS/North SEAS connects two very different European regions... Black/North SEAS is a major multi-lateral European platform which links the Arts with other sectors of political and social life through a series of international and intercultural co-productions that will tour seaports, coastal cities and resorts around the North Sea and the Black Sea between 2008 and 2010. The project premiered in Odessa in May 2008 with 13 contemporary trans-national arts commissions. SEAS works are presented in non-conventional spaces and in public spaces. It is formed from a partnership of over fifty European artists and over forty European organisations led by Intercult as executive producer. It is support by a Multi-annual Grant from the EU’s Culture 2007 programme. Black/North SEAS commissions, creates and distributes interdisciplinary artworks that develop unique encounters between artists and audiences in unexpected places and re-cycled public space. The SEAS productions travel together, invading and transforming port cities and resorts on the coasts of the two seas. The touring is supplemented with major conferences “CityScape Seminars” on significant themes such as Environment, Urban Planning, Cultural Tourism, Active Citizenship, Migration: themes that are common to all or many of the places that the project will visit. The cities that have/will host Black/North SEAS are: in 2008 Odessa, Ukraine (May 2008, Premier) Mangalia, Romania and Varna/Balchik, Bulgaria (June 2008) in 2009 Istanbul, Turkey (March 2009) Helsingør, Denmark and Helsingborg, Sweden (August 2009) Göteborg, Sweden (August 2009) Rotterdam, Netherlands (September 2009) Tromsø, Norway (September 2009,) Skegness/Lincolnshire, UK (September/October 2009) in 2010 A return to the Black Sea region (places and dates to be confirmed) and satellite events in cities in Montenegro and Slovenia: “The Other SEAS” The Black/North SEAS partners are: Intercult/Sweden and Arts Council - East Midlands/UK Association New Music/Ukraine BADco/Croatia Constanta City Council/Romania Garajistanbul/Turkey Hotel Pro Forma/Denmark International Summer Theatre Festival - Varna Summer/Bulgaria Københavns Internationell Teater (KIT)/Denmark East Lindsey District Council/UK Lincoln Center for the Arts/UK Menthor Foundation, Constanta/Romania Odin Teatret/Denmark Rotterdam Schouwburg/Netherlands SantralIstanbul/Turkey and Bilgi University The City and Region of Odessa/Ukraine the hub/UK Istanbul European Capital of Culture 2010 The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and the Arts/Turkey The Istanbul International Theatre Biennale The National Theatre, Plovdiv/Bulgaria The Romanian Cultural Institute/Romania The Swedish Consulate General - Istanbul/Turkey Theatre Sfumato, Sofia/Bulgaria Treaty of Utrecht International Cultural Program/Netherlands Trom Fylkeskommun/Norway Tromsø kommune/Norway Tromsø Kunstforening/Norway Ukrainian Drama Theatre - Odessa/Ukraine University of Lincolnshire/UK 25++ initiated by CulturesFrance with Intercult, Theatre Sfumato/Bulgaria & Institut A.Mickiewicz/Poland culturebase.net - Europe NOW/Europe NEXT a partnership of The House of World Cultures/Berlin, Intercult/Stockholm, Visiting Arts/London, Danish Center for Culture and Development/Copenhagen and The Baltic Sea Cultural Centre/Gdansk

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