apap is an international artistic network.
8 organisations from all over europe work with several artists and mentors,
supported by the Culture 2007 Programme of the European Union
we produce - we connect - we present
apap – advancing performing arts project is one of the most successful projects in Europe, an international network of 11 cultural organisations continuously supported by the EU since its foundation in 2000.
apap is proud to announce that the new project Performing Europe 2020 has got funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union for a four-years period, and it will be implemented from the 1st of June 2016 until 30th of May 2020, enabling the network to continuously support European artists on a high level.
Performing Europe 2020 is dedicated to the sustainable production and touring of contemporary dance and performing arts in Europe and includes a special cooperation with Maqamat Beit El-Raqs in Beirut, Lebanon, as well as a strong focus on enlarging audiences and a knowledge-transfer between cultural organizations.
The new Website is in the making and it will be launched soon.
Do you want to find out what Black Yoga Screaming Chamber is, and how your screaming affects your psycho-physical condition, what is so compelling about electronic metal opera (yes, you read that correctly!), and how to painlessly get rid of anger without harming yourself or others?
For the first time in Croatia, at Raging Ganz New Festival which will take place between October 13th and October 16th in Student Centre in Zagreb, you can explore rage through dance, movement, voice and laughter. Thus in our main and off program of the festival, Croatian, European, Lebanese, Icelandic and Australian artists, associates Adriana Josipović, DJ, Osobna!, Edo Maajka, Erna Ómarsdóttir & Valdimar Jóhannsson, Enesa Mahić, Kristoff K. Roll, Live band Karaoke, Lotte van den Berg & Daan ’t Sas, María Jerez, Cuqui Jerez, Eva Badanjek, Ivan Penović, Matea Bilosnić, Martina Zelenika & Sara Ercegović, Miro Župa, Nataša Rajković, Nenad Kovačić, Rabih Mroué, Roberta Milevoj, Zrinka Užbinec, Matija Ferlin & Bojan Gagić, Rosalind Crisp & Bo Wiget, Saša Božić and many others will offer you 4 days of free theatre and dance performances, art installations, workshops and uncompromising DJ dance evenings.
1st to 18th of September 2016 @ Teatar &TD, Student centre Zagreb
7th to 13th of October 2016 @ Teatar &TD, Student centre Zagreb
13th and 14th of October 2016 – premiere @ Pobješnjeli Ganz novi festival, Student centre Zagreb
The Cabin of Delicious Wonders is a mysterious space inhabited by heterogeneous objects; an untid
y collection of things that propose a cluttered gaze. These promiscuous spaces, where these miscellanea of curiosities coexist, insist in the indifference as its modus operandi. The transition between disarranged actions, eclectic objects, with no apparent hierarchies, creates enigmatic meanings. This project invites other artists to elaborate that promiscuous space while putting their projects together: next to each other, into each other, inside themselves, within other things, around conversations, away from their references, above objects that are foreign to them, under a board game, peeking behind another project, in the dark… looking for the coexistence of the most insane materials in a single space. A space that will transform as long as conversations, actions, records, references, bodies, voices, objects, events will mingle while happening.
Kaya Kołodziejczyk in
The Flying Dutchman
Richard Wagner, Mariusz Treliński
chor. Tomasz Wygoda
26.02. at 19.00, 28.02 at 18.00, 01.03 at 19.00
The first epoch-making opera by Richard Wagner, evidence of the incredible artistic and at the same time reformist genius of the composer. The myth behind the opera stems from the seventeenth century and has inspired many artists of various professions. Wagner encountered it through an ironic retelling by Heinrich Heine, not entirely devoid of misogynist references.
For Mariusz Treliński The Flying Dutchman is a score full of multidimensional and often shimmering meanings. Known for his penchant for lavish stagings, the artist, along with the set and light designers, built a very dark and surprisingly minimalist show. It is dominated by the colour black, a sign of the vampiric Dutchman wandering the world and of his spiritual abyss, a sign definitely overwhelming the white — a symbol of Senta, devoted to her eternal wanderer.
The show has a lasting effect, imprinting itself in one’s memory. But how could it be otherwise? Throughout almost the entire show the stage is literally flooded with water, bringing on associations with the mare tenebrarum concept. The sea of darkness and the unconscious is crossed in deafening silence by a ghost ship, and the depths of that sea serve as a background for the conflict of the darkest demons of the male psyche.
Ingri Fiksdal returns to BIT Teatergarasjen and Bergen with her most recent performance "Cosmic Body"
BIT Teatergarasjen has been a co-producer and presenter of Ingri Fiksdals work since her graduation days.
It is with excitement that we present her new piece in march 2016.
About the performance:
A pendulum allowed to swing freely for 24 hours will slowly spin around its own axis. The pendulum is not the cause, but the Earth rotating underneath it. As if it's attached to the sky.
In Cosmic Body the dancers move under a large pendulum dramatically swinging through the space. It evokes the alluring notion of the perpetuum mobile, the whimsical idea of infinite movement without needing a source of energy. Energy is transformed from one form to another. Energy is wasted in all processes, creating an increasing amount of disorder, which ultimately explains why time goes forwards and not backwards. A constantly expanding universe opposes the illusion of a harmonic cosmos. The pendulum represents a fixed point within a constantly moving universe. In
Cosmic Body the connection with nature has been restored. No energy goes to waste. Fiksdal has created an ethereal piece, a choreographic take on the pulsating universe and the illusory notion of the perpetuum mobile.
Choreography: Ingri Fiksdal. Scenography and light design: Signe Becker and Tilo Hahn Music: Ingvild Langgård. Light technician: Jan Harald Ovrum. Costume: Mia Melinder and Signe Becker. Performers: Anne-Mareike Hess, Pernille Holden, Martin Lervik and Imre Vass. Outside eye: Rosalind Goldberg and Venke Sortland. Producer: Nicole Schuchardt. Administrator: Eva Grainger. Co-produced by Black Box Teater, BIT Teatergarasjen, Teaterhuset Avant Garden Trondheim and the apap network, BUDA Kortrijk and MDT Stockholm. Supported by The Norwegian Arts Council and TheNorwegian Artistic Research Program.