The Théâtre de la Ville has developed collaborative partnerships with international theaters, and for the current season will continue developing close links with the Teatro della Pergola in Italy, in Florence, as well as with many partners not only in Europe, but also in Asia and Africa.
AN INITIATIVE OF THE THÉÂTRE DE LA VILLE IN PARIS WITH THE TEATRO DELLA PERGOLA IN FLORENCE, ITALY
The Théâtre de la Ville and the Teatro della Pergola have been working on a collaborative approach for four years now, including the period of the French presidency of the Council of the European Union, advocating a New Alliance of European Theaters intended to build, invent and challenge, using the strength of culture and the arts as a shared domain of human experience, fully involved in the 21st century and embracing all generations. Their vision is for the shared values enshrined in the “18-XX1 Charter” that stands as the basis for new forms of collaboration between cultural institutions and disciplines, embracing the sciences, the arts, culture and education. A number of cultural entities across Europe have expressed interest in this new approach (e.g. in Greece, Estonia, Belgium, Romania, Kosovo, Croatia, Spain, Italy and Germany).
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITÉ INTERNATIONALE UNIVERSITAIRE DE PARIS
An international call for projects is for students with a project planned in the field of the arts or civic engagement and which endorses the values set down in the 18-XX1 Charter.
A number of key events focusing on the younger generation and the 18-XX1 Charter will be held as part of the “Chantiers d’Europe” program featuring performances with clear commitment from artists throughout Europe and will provide the perfect setting to bring members of the younger generation together for trans-European dialogue.
Sorbonne Université, Académie de Paris, Université de Paris, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, QJ/quartier jeunes, Traces-Espace des sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Association Prévenance, Anrat
FLORENCE Teatro della Pergola / BARCELONA Fundació Teatre Lliure / PALERMO Teatro Biondo Palermo/ LISBON São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II / SIBIU Festivalul Internaional de Teatru-FITS / BUCHAREST Association Insula 42, Institut Français de Roumanie / PAIDE, ESTONIA Paide Teater
KAOSHIUNG, TAÏWAN National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts-Weiwuying
BANGUI, RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE Espace Linga Tere
116 artists around the world are now members of the Troupe de l’imaginaire, presenting ideas for “Consultations” in poetry, music and dance for special international days expressed in 25 languages and in different countries. All artists receive payment. The collective was established at the beginning of the pandemic and can also be seen as an expression of solidarity to help support artists in difficulty because of the pandemic. Since the launch in 2020, Consultations have been developed around the world with more than twenty partner institutions and organizations taking part.
POETRY CONSULTATIONS – PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS
9 COUNTRIES IN AFRICA
CÔTE D’IVOIRE ABIDJAN Compagnie Siamois Expression / Cercle de Recherches et d’Échange en scénographie et arts de la scène (Cresas)
SENEGAL DAKAR Zhu culture / Comité de relance du théâtre au Sénégal
CONGO POINTE NOIRE Espace Yaro
CAMEROUN YAOUNDÉ Espace Quartier Mozart DOUALA Collectif Art & Vivre Ensemble
RÉPUBLIQUE DÉMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO KINSHASA Écurie Maloba
CENTRAFRIQUE BANGUI Espace Linga Tere
RWANDA KIGALI L’Espace
GABON LIBREVILLE CAE Culture Prod
MALI BAMAKO Blonba
6 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE
ITALY FLORENCE Teatro della Pergola
GREECE ATHENS, Onassis Stegi
ROMANIA BUCHAREST Insula 42-centre national de la danse de Bucarest
ALLEMAGNE BERLIN Institut Français en Allemagne
ESTONIA PAIDE Paide teater
HUNGARY BUDAPEST Örkény Theatre
TAIWAN National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts-Weiwuying