INDIGO EUROPEAN PROJECT
17 – 23 of April 2017
Kinitiras is collaborating with the young Irish theatre company Crooked House Theatre Company and with local LGBTQ community organisations on the Indigo project. From 17 to 23 of April a group of young people from Greece and Ireland will explore how theatre and dance can offer ways of expressing sexuality, freeing it from social taboos and stereotypical attitudes. During the program, the group will collaborate with Greek and foreign artist-teachers such as Vicky Adamou, Maria Salliari, Aphrodite Vervenioti, Peter Hussey, Antigone Gyra, Georgina Kakoudaki and Ioanna Kampylafka in workshops that will will take place at the Onassis Foundation Building, at Synergeio and at Kinitiras. The Irish youth group is a member of the Crooked House Theater Company, while the Greek group was formed by Kinitiras in collaboration with Gerakas Artistic High School. The results of the workshops of the two groups will lead to a performance, which will be presented on April 23 at Kinitiras.
In countries like Ireland and Greece, the youth are shouldering the burden of debt, recession and unemployment. However, the young people of the age group who will participate in this program do not see themselves in this way. They define themselves more culturally, socially and emotionally than economically. The stigma, however, towards LGBT people in both countries remains high. The program will explore the cultural factors that determine the identity of young people being European citizens with a decriminalized sexual identity. Indigo will encourage young people to critically evaluate the culture that defines them through the lens of their own resistance.
Indigo’s main facilitator is the distinguished Irish director and theatre teacher Peter Hussey, Artistic Director of Kildare Youth Theatre. He has collaborated with important theaters and organizations such as Théâtre Le Grand Bleu (Lille, France), Teatro della Limonaia (Florence, Italy), Rogaland Teater (Stavanger, Norway), Osmosis (Athens), as well as with Erasmus+ programs in most of the EU countries, while he has been a producer of the annual Connections festival in Ireland for the National Theatre in London. He is also the founder of the Newbridge Human Rights Youth Theatre Festival. His recent activity includes developing projects with communities in Kildare and Dublin, which utilize theatre methods as a means of suicide prevention, particularly in the 17-37 age group.
The INDIGO EUROPEAN PROJECT (Erasmus +) is funded by the European Union.
When: Sunday April 23 at 20.00
Duration: 60 min.
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