60 European citizens committed to creating theatre that proposes new storytelling experiences about the recent financial crisis.
Sifnos Crisis questions the climate of crisis in Europe through a theatre cooperation involving 7 countries: Greece, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Spain, UK and France. The project asks how can we as European citizens play our “roles on stage” within a media and politically saturated public environment? How might we provoke and stimulate our communities? And bring them together in order to engage in a different kind of story telling about the crisis?
In the 7 participating countries, artists, researchers, community leaders, public figures, students and youth groups has developed a body of text gathering testimonies about the crisis. They have also explored our European myth heritage that may question our world today. This summer, in Sifnos island (Greece), they will experience a two weeks workshop confronting their material for a common theatrical proposition.
This Sifnos Crisis meeting is one way of taking “the pulse” of what Europe’s citizens are currently facing; and examining at close range the imposed economic and moral violence that is threatening to divide us. In the spirit of current citizen-led movements, Sifnos Crisis aims to bring onto “the stage” a contemporary response to the world as we are experiencing and living it today.
Period: 29 June / 15 July
Participants: 65 from 7 countries
Funded by Youth In Action EU Program
Organisation; Mezzanine Spectacles (Paris) and Panteion University (Athens), in partnership with Apolonia City Council (Sifnos, Greece)