to-bay-300The FAIDRA project addresses the transnational mobility priority through a cross border mobility strategy, which brings together artists and other cultural operators from 6 different countries, to co-produce a performance and implement several other events; The transnational team implementing the FAIDRA project is dedicated to developing joint artistic activities and products spanning six different European Countries, three from the old EU member states and three from new member states, while the partnership covers a wide range of different cultures and national particularities, including north, south and central European locations. An inter cultural exchange is foreseen through research, development of a joint theatre performance; and dividing responsibilities for staging this performance among the partners, so that not only actors form all the participating countries will take part in the performance, but also other theatre professionals (stage designers, soundtrack and IT experts, costume designers etc). Besides the joint production of the FAIDRA play, transnational exchanges will be realized through a touring exhibition of documentary material explaining further and illustrating with visual material the scenario of the play; and international seminars for the discussion and exchange of experiences on the innovative aspects of documentary theatre and the contribution of the project to it.             

                                                              Audience development

222The project meets this priority by building the audience dimension in every activity and by encouraging audience participation and interaction during the project activities. The project will employ an audience development strategy and a plan to implement this strategy, which will assign specific roles and tasks to the partners, targeting specific audience “segments”. Such segments, which form the target groups of the project, include the immigrant and ethnic communities; young actors and other related
professionals (e.g. musicians, stage designers, media or multimedia operators etc), including students; and young people at school, of secondary school age, with the aim to socialise them to culture and the arts as vehicles for the understanding of society and the global challenges. The general public will be accessed in parallel, aiming to establish real time interaction with the audiences during the performances of the play; and during the visits of young and old at the touring exhibitions foreseen.

                                                             Training and education

familyThe proposed project supports this priority by including in the work plan education and training activities, addressing different target groups, with different objectives. In particular, the project supports 6 training seminars, to be delivered in 6 different EU counties, addressing young actors and other related theatre professionals, as well as media and multimedia experts and teachers, on the genre of documentary theatre, offering hands on experiences through rehearsing parts of the FAIDRA play and encouragement to study more deeply the historical background of modern European history, as a source of inspiration for creating innovative theatrical forms. These seminars will enable the participants to gain new skills enrich their professional life and enhance their chances on the labour market. Moreover, the project leader CENTREDU is a theatre training organization, which intends to use in the medium and long term the training material to be developed by the project in its regular actors’ course, offering its students an additional feature devoted to the documentary theatre. The international “touring” exhibition foreseen by this project also supports this priority, by stimulating informal learning activities specially targeting young people and schools, offering at the same time rich education material to school teachers to exploit, amplifying the theme of modern European history and its unwritten facets. The international exhibition will offer in addition a location based -game interpreting the exhibits, which is expected to motivate the young visitors and engage them in the theme of the exhibition as well in the unfolding of the FAIDRA play and documentary theatre more generally-as a medium to understand recent history in Europe.

                                    

                                                            Transnational mobility

ouraThe FAIDRA project addresses the transnational mobility priority through a cross border mobility strategy, which brings together artists and other cultural operators from 6 different countries, to co-produce a performance and implement several other events; The transnational team implementing the FAIDRA project is dedicated to developing joint artistic activities and products spanning six different European Countries, three from the old EU member states and three from new member states, while the partnership covers a wide range of different cultures and national particularities, including north, south and central European locations. An inter cultural exchange is foreseen through research, development of a joint theatre performance; and dividing responsibilities for staging this performance among the partners, so that not only actors form all the participating countries will take part in the performance, but also other theatre professionals (stage designers, soundtrack and IT experts, costume designers etc). Besides the joint production of the FAIDRA play, transnational exchanges will be realized through a touring exhibition of documentary material explaining further and illustrating with visual material the scenario of the play; and international seminars for the discussion and exchange of experiences on the innovative aspects of documentary theatre and the contribution of the project to it.