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.

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Open European Societies – London meeting, March 2019

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Polart Circle – Event on Brexit, Sciences Po Paris

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europefiction – art creates future

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Polart Circle _ Partners meeting in Riddarhyttan, October 2018

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Polart Circle – Presentation at the 7th EPALE France Thematic Meeting

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Polart Circle – Partners meeting in Athens, March 2018

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Polart Circle – Paris second partners meeting, April 17

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