Caravan Arriving in Lodz

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09:00 – 14:15

Lodz, Poland – the Academy of Information Technology Campus
Rzgowska 17a, Lodz, Poland

Crisis and Renaissance – the Quality of Life and Art

The conference and social community theatre

The conference

The conference on the quality of life and art is designed to raise awareness of students, local and regional authorities as well as social institutions about the importance of community theatre in combating social and economical obstacles in today crisis. The target group of about 50 persons will learn about the role and significance of community initiatives in the difficult times we all live in. The speakers from the University of Turin and the Academy of Information Technology will discuss the methodology of the community theatre which will be supported by the performance based on it following the conference.

Audience: about 50 people

The performance

The Jasonites – a Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium Project for EU Caravan – Artists on the Road

BANANA REVIVAL. A musical comic performance for families with actors: Alberto Martinez Guinaldo, Giuseppe L. Bonifati, Isadora Pei,Marcelo Miguel.

Assistant: Markus Karekallas

Director: Julia Varley

Tour organisation: Nathalie Jabalé

Thank you to Claudio Coloberti for the home-made bananas

The point of departure to develop this family performance was an article about emigration between Portugal and Uganda. Before people would emigrate from Africa to Europe in search of work while now the opposite happens: people leave Portugal for Uganda in search of opportunity and prospects.

Prejudices are turned upside down, as the third world becomes first and vice-versa. As crisis pervades the so-called rich countries, it could be that the direction people take in search of homes and jobs might change. Hope, fighting spirit, social connection and empathy is what is needed for renaissance, which is to say to be born again. What values do we build upon?

Audience: about 100 people


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