NTA receives EU funding for three years
Norwegian Theatre Academy has been selected to receive EU funding from the programme Creative Europe to investigate hidden and neglected cultural heritage in three different and distinct places in Europe.
In Mølla at Håøya. Photo: Serge von Arx
EMERGENCE : From Shared Experience to New Creativity [Living Heritage/Reframing Memory] --01.07.2018 and will end on 31.12.2020.-- brings together global leaders in the field of art and performance design, including Institut Umeni – Divadelnit Ustav (The Arts & Theatre Institute’s Prague Quadrennial (Czech Republic) – ATI/PQ), The Victoria & Albert Museum (United Kingdom), IZOLYATSIA (Ukraine), Institut Teatralny (Poland), Cyprus Theatre Organisation/THOC (Cyprus), Latvijas Jauna Teatre Instituts (New Theatre Institute of Latvia (Latvia), and National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Taiwan) and of course, ourselves, HØGSKOLEN I ØSTFOLD (Norwegian Theatre Academy).
Investigates hidden and neglected cultural heritage
MATERIALS OF CONFLICT (created and led by Professor Serge von Arx from NTA) investigates hidden and neglected cultural heritage in 3 different and distinct places in Europe: the island Håøya in the Oslofjord nearby Oslo, in Nicosia and Famagusta in Cyprus and the site of Daugavgrīva Fortress in Riga. Aspects of past political and cultural frictions will be inquired scenographically to create heightened awareness relevant for future generations. Those scenographic inquiries will focus on the sensory perception of our surroundings where the audience, spectator or visitor is an inherent part of the artistic work. Students and artists will be invited to participate and will realize scenographic works on site.
Beyond these 3 international workshops, the Norwegian Theatre Academy will organize a symposium which will take place on 19 and 20 September 2019 in Oscarsborg and an international touring exhibition. More information will be soon released.