Pace Europa

PACE : Performing Arts for Crisis in Europe
Partnership of theatrical organisations focusing on the European Debt Crisis. 

www.pace-europa.org

WHAT
is the aim?

To use artistic workshops to address the crisis and its consequences

WHO
is involved?

Theatrical organisations from Greece, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Sweden and France

WHEN
is it happening?

The program began in 2012 and ended in 2014

The Aim

The European Debt Crisis shook the strength of the European community. The PACE Learning Partnership attempts to fuse theatre and politics, using artistic expression as a channel to face the current crisis. The project allows a number of European artists to meet and exchange their different creative techniques.

Together, they developed methods using theatrical workshops to tackle political issues, at the local and wider level. By linking trainees with local communities, this learning process made the renewed relation between theatre and politics a weapon against weakening European cohesion

Why PACE ?

Europe is experiencing rising feelings of separation and distrust. Meanwhile, European artists lack opportunities to exchange methodological approaches and practical knowledge with peers, without the pressure of having a product as the end result created by the cultural market. Pace Europa, by linking the domains of politics and theatre, brings a solution to both these issues.

By giving theatrical artists a means of coming together in collaboration with their peers, the program likewise allows them to develop and share methods which can be used in their local communities to address growing concerns over European cohesion. The project is necessary, given the current political and social climate, as it invites to join two often seprate strata, social and artistic, in a single pedagogical experience.

The Partners

Timeline

February 2012

The participants met in Athens (Panteion University Drama Center) in February 2012 to finalize the project.

Conference “Towards an intercultural Europe”

Bruno Freyssinet participated in the conference “Towards an Intercultural Europe …” organized by the Syndeac (National Union of Artistic and Cultural Enterprises) in

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Great show of the 150th anniversary of Le Raincy, September 2019

In front of an audience of 1,200 spectators gathered at the Place des Fêtes at Raincy (93), La Transplansiphère presented the show of the 150th anniversary of the City, in collaboration with

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(Un)easy alliances – #Conversations

Europe creative days 2019, September 4th and 5th 2019, Anis Gras – Arcueil, Grand Paris France. In 2019, Transplanisphere was represented by Bruno Freyssinet at a talk organized by Relais

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EYE Youth Exchange 2019 – Italy

La Transplanisphère took part in the Endecameron Youth Exchange 2019 meeting with 5 young French people accompanied by the director Bruno Freyssinet. 20 young Europeans (artists and students) met

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europefiction – summer camp in Gelsenkirchen, Germany

The europefiction summer camp of 2019 took place at Consol Theater, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. 12 French youngsters from the Paris region (including 7 from the Lycée Schweitzer du Raincy –

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Le Raincy 150th anniversary – Reading of the script created for the performance, Agora

The amateur and professional actors participating in the anniversary show of 150 years of the Raincy city (93) met for great reading at the Agora of the city. The team of the Transplanisphere,

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Transplanisphere becomes a member of UNESCO Club

In June 2019, the jury of the French Commission of Clubs of UNESCO selected La Transplanisphere to join the group of labelled French associations and take part in the following actions The

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The Acts of the Desert – Art Week 2019, Schweitzer high school

2019 Arts Week at the Schweitzer High School in the Raincy (93)` A representation of the Acts of the desert, creation of the Vivons! company with Transplanisphere and Métonymie was given at the

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