The Ways of the Heroes

Project area
Performing Arts (Theatre, Dance, Music) 
Studio for Research into the Art of Acting (partner) 
Project lead
Macedonian National Theatre (MK) 
Creative Europe (2014 -2020) - Culture / European cooperation projects Western Balkans
EU funding
395.183 EUR

Coordinator: Macedonian National Theatre (MK)
Partners: Association for promotion and development of cultural activities Studio Teatar (BA), Associazione “La Dramaturgie” (IT), EHO ANIMATO (RS), LOOP AMKE (GR), Publishing House Gavrosh Dooel Skopje (MK), Studio za raziskavo umetnosti igre (SI)

EU support: 395.183 EUR
Project duration: 15. 1. 2021–15. 6. 2023

Studio Teatar and LOOP, would like to invite you to take part in an international public space performance workshop – A Beloved Enemy. The workshop is developed in collaboration with international partners in the frame of The Ways of the Heroes project, supported by Creative Europe. Drawing inspiration from Ibsen’s masterpiece “An Enemy of the People”, the workshop will tackle social and environmental issues that are relevant today as they were 140 years ago. The workshop will take place in Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina), a city faced with numerous environmental challenges today. Transport, accommodation costs and daily meals will be provided by the organizers.
Submission deadline: April 20, 2021. For further information, see HERE.

The project The Ways of the Heroes will artistically examine and offer ways to deal with one of the most concerning issue that needs our immediate action: the environment. Do we need to see the color of the air that we breathe in order to act? Why don’t we react even when our basic survival is at stake? This will be an impulse to question the responsibility in times of crisis. We will gather the facts: but the question is what do we DO with these facts? How do we ACT as individuals and communities? How do we react politically, socially and emotionally to the crisis?

Good news is that there are heroes among us, and they can show us the ways! There are many individuals acting for the good cause, but they are not visible enough. Inspired by Ibsen’s play An Enemy of the People which questions the impact of the individual on the community and vice versa, we will focus on bringing their stories to audiences through: theatre, public space performances, exhibition, illustrated book for children and online campaigns. We will also analyze how do we, as artists, affect the environment through our work processes. By engaging on a multidisciplinary level, we aim to bring dynamics to the public theatre sector and create contemporary theatre that is rooted in the needs of its community. Sense of belonging is important for individual identity. We will share good practice stories to inspire our communities to follow the ways of the heros.

Studio for Research on the Art of Acting (SI) will realize several workshops with intention to build up and create strong artistic communities between all involved in the project and beyond.

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