Apap – Performing Europe

European network Apap (Advancing Performing Arts Project) has produced over 100 artistic programs and has created a European network to exchange artists and artistic projects, cultural workers and know-how in the last 10 years. The network has successfully introduced programs to connect the international and the local aspects of contemporary arts and created new presentation forms and means of intermediation between the arts and audiences.

In 2011, Apap introduced new, five years long, program Performing Europe. It is a European program for the development of contemporary performing arts and its impact on European societies. It comprises the fields of production, presentation and distribution of artistic works and focuses on researching new ways of mediation. The project is interdisciplinary and brings together artists from various backgrounds, genres and generations. The program offers long term perspective of continuity to the artistic works, while theatre, dance, performance, visual arts, design, new media and film represent key elements in the development of new artistic forms.

Performing Europe program includes established and emerging artists, and these are: Anagoor, Studio 5 (Andrea Maurer & Thomas Brandstetter), Antoine Defoort & Halory Goerger, Berlin, Diego Gil & Igor Dobričić, Felix Matthias Ott, Heine Rosdal Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki, Kaja Kolodziejczyk, Les Choses de Rien, Matthieu Burner & Nabih Amaraoui, Mette Ingvartsen, Naja Lee Jensen, Pathosformel, and Croatian artists Dora Budor, Maja Čule and Irena Čurik.

Some of the most influential and renowned international artists (Viviane De Munck, Michael Laub, Meg Stuart, Kathrin Deufert & Tom Plischke, Emio Greco & Pieter Scholten, Superamas, Thomasz Rodowicz) commit themselves to the project as board of mentors, ensuring a transfer of artistic knowledge and an ongoing artistic dialogue between three generations of artists coming from different cultural and artistic backgrounds and practises. Project leader is: Szene Salzburg (Austria), and the co-organisers are: Bit Teatergarasjen Bergen (Norway), Centrale Fies (Italija), C/U Foundation (Poland), Kunstzentrum BUDA (Belgium), Maison de la Culture, Amiens (France), Student Centre Zagreb – University of Zagreb – Culture of Change (Croatia) andTanzfabrik Berlin (Germany).

Apap-Performing Europe programme has been funded with support from the European Commission.This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein