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Be Part of LOStheULTRAMAR

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations

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Project
Region National coverage
Title of the ProgrammeCulture
Title of the ProjectBe Part of LOStheULTRAMAR
Project Website

https://www.bpart.cz

Number of the ProjectKU-CA2-021
Project Promoter

BPART

Project Partner from Donor State

Dansverkstæðið (Iceland)

Czech Partner

MEETING BRNO, z.s.
Sdružení pro bezbariérovou kulturu Nedomysleno, z.s.

 

Status

Estimated project duration: 04/2022–10/2023

More Information

Target group: Roma population, other minorities, general public

Total Eligible Costs

192 656  EUR

Grant

173 390 EUR (90 %)

Project description:

Be Part of LOStheULTRAMAR is an artistic community project inspired by the Mexican ensemble Foco alAire’s iconic performance LOStheULTRAMAR.  Professional performers from the Czech Republic and Iceland be familiarised with the concept and choreographic material of the LOStheULTRAMAR performance via a joint creative seminar led by the Mexican ensemble.

The Czech-Icelandic-Mexican team will then apply these principles of creation and performance to selected communities in Brno (2022), Reykjavík (2022) and Prague (2023). Each phase of community work will be led by the 2 artistic directors of Foco alAire, 5 Mexican artists, 5 Czech artists and 5 Icelandic artists.

The project will also involve 1-2 local bands per location that will adapt traditional Mexican compositions and provide musical accompaniment for the performance.

Cooperation with each community will culminate in a performance to be shown as part of an event hosted by each of the partner institutions: Meeting Brno Festival (Brno), Reykjavík Culture Night (Reykjavík) and Mezi ploty Festival (Prague). Different target groups will be involved in the project at each location. In Brno, the project will engage with the Roma minority from deprived areas, in Reykjavík with the refugee community and in Prague with people suffering from mental health disorders.

The entire project will conclude with an international conference moderated by a sociologist or anthropologist and the screening of a documentary that will capture the progress of the work and its outputs.