CrossCurrents is a citywide biennial festival that highlights innovative artists from around the world who are harnessing the power of performance to humanize global politics.
During the festival, Georgetown Lab will bring together more than 200 visionary artists from more than 40 countries for The Gathering May 8 – 11, 2019. To add a special European element, EUNIC Washington, the network of European Union National Institutes for Culture, has developed together with The Lab a week-long European Theater Residency project, featuring theater makers from 8 European countries.
As a prelude to the official opening of The Gathering, the European artists will participate in a public “Meet & Greet” discussion, where they will share their personal experience in collaborative theater making and addressing pressing social and political topics in their work. Together with moderator Derek Goldman, Co-Director of The Lab, they will explore if their work has or should have an impact for wider political questions and how much they want to influence the public discourse in this regard.
The discussion will be followed by a reception, sponsored by EUNIC.
Doors open at 6:00 pm, Event starts at 6:30 pm
The European participants:
Anna Dou Dorno (Italy)
Philip Ehmann (Austria)
Alexander Karschnia (Germany)
Natálie Kocábová (Czech Republic)
Ana Margineau (Romania)
Mersiha Mesihovic (Bosnia/Sweden)
Lucia Miranda (Spain)
Panos Vlahos (Greece)
EUNIC - European Union National Institutes for Culture is Europe’s network of national cultural institutes, with 36 members from all 28 EU member states. EUNIC members join together in over 100 clusters worldwide to collaborate on common projects. EUNIC’s mission is to build trust and understanding between the peoples of Europe and the rest of the world through culture. (Add a sentence on your cluster’s vision here and - optionally - a list of the members of your cluster and the partners of this particular project).
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