People Power Partnership
Total project grant (euros)
Call publication date
10 Jan 2019
27 Nov 2019
Number of partners in project
AKTIONSTHEATER PAN.OPTIKUM GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
ALYTAUS MIESTO TEATRAS
CAMARA MUNICIPAL DE LISBOA
CENTRUM CHOREOGRAFICKEHO ROZVOJE SE.S.TA
COOPERATIVA ITALIANA ARTISTI
FUNDACION PÚBLICA TEATRE DE LA LLOTJA
KULTUROS CENTRAS LOFTAS
MUNICIPIO DE LOULÉ
PӒDAGOGISCHE HOCHSCHULE FREIBURG
TEATERFORENINGEN FOR HELSINGR KOMMUNE
TEATRUL NATIONAL RADU STANCA SIBIU
VARAZDIN TOURIST BOARD
People Power Partnership is a participative theatre project in the public space with 14 partners from 11 European countries. Over the course of the project, 104 young adults aged 18 to 25 from the partner cities develop 13 site-specific productions and a main performance which then tours to all Partners.
In addition, in the first stage, 8 young adults travel to another Partner city, where they create a production for the public space together with 8 young adults from that city. This is performed within the scope of a theatre festival. The themes of these pieces are developed for the public space and are to intentionally focus on socially relevant issues. To this end, the young adults themselves become the authors, i.e. they contribute themes as a basis for the productions from their own personal lives regarding issues relating to society, living together, ecology, etc. As a connecting form of expression, hip-hop serves as an urban culture for the physical movement content as well as the musical implementation.
They are supported by the creative team, which is made up of the partners artistic staff members. In a second stage, in groups of 8 persons from 4 partner cities, the young adults develop a main production which builds on the first 13: they present this production after the premiere in Freiburg in various group constellations at all of the partners festivals. The production is designed for touring so that it can also go international after the end of the project.
Moreover, the partners support the exchange between the young adults with intensive co-working stages and systematic occupation with their actual AD strategies and participation activities within the scope of the project. This is monitored by the University of Education in Freiburg (PH) with scientific evaluation and publication. The project takes the term “public space” seriously, and extends it to include the virtual public space. Within the scope of the performances in all partner cities, a GPS-based gamification app bridges the gap between virtual spaces and analogue spaces.