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
premiered 7th of November @ Maison de la Culture d’Amiens
19th and 20th of January 2017 @ Kaaitheater, Brussels
10th and 11th of March 2017 @ BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen
France is at war!
«Yes, France is at war with terrorism». This is what Manuel Valls, Prime Minister of France said before the French National Assembly on 13 January 2015, a few days after the terrorist attacks in Paris.
Vive l’Armée! But what army? The army of drones, ballistic missiles and special forces? Or the army of World War I, the army of trench warfare and mustard gas? After all, when France adores its army today, the country equally celebrates the army of yesterday.
The army which from 1914 to 1918, saw 1.4 million casualties in its ranks and three times that number wounded.
What is the connection one can make between the soldiers of yesterday and the soldiers of today? Between the conscripts drafted into the military and the professionals who join voluntarily?
The connection is the reason why they are deployed: to defend the country and the national interests of France. Although the army has undergone a radical change – from the incarnation of a nation in arms a century ago to a specialist force, a professional and permanent army, its raison d’être has remained the same: it is an instrument of national power epitomised.
The theatre of operation
Like other productions of the collective Superamas, Vive l’Armée! brings together a variety of art forms. Theatre, choreography, performance, music and cinema are woven into a epic and spectacular tapestry. A film on the silver screen; war on stage.
The mise-en-scène banks on the dialogue between the two media. Screen and stage respond to each other, repeat each other or contradict each other. The images on film provide a context for reality on stage. The bodies on stage flesh out the discourse on film. Their common language is sound which, from the actors’ voices to the music, moves from one to the other, comes from one to animate the other.
The concept of the curator has become in recent years more and more influential. But while it has been heavily discussed, criticized and theorized within the visual arts, the function of the programmer, producer, curator in theperforming arts remains strangely undebated. Even though programming in dance, theatre, performance has undergone fundamental changes over the last decades there are barely any writings that reflect on its specific role in art production, reception and market.
Therefore, apap decided to put more focus on the curators involved in the network and entice a discussion about their views on the role of contemporary performance in art, society and economy.
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
- Ingri Fiksdal returns to BIT Teatergarasjen and Bergen with her most recent performance "Cosmic Body"
- Gizem Aksu - a tea party in an organic garden! - presentation
- Performing New Europe 2016
- APAP Newsletter October/November 2015
- Jonathan Capdevielle at the METEOR 2015 Theatre Festival