50 young artists from France, Italy, the UK, Turkey, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Greece and Germany have been working together since June 2014, online and during a creative residency, to give artistic answers on the questions: What does an “open Europe” mean to us? Within the exchange project “The ROOTS & ROUTES Experience 2014”, hosted by jfc Medienzentrum e. V., the group created the performance “Enter at own Risk”, guided by artistic director Massimo Tuveri.
“Enter at own Risk” deals with the burning issue of the outer boarders of the European Union and refugees risking their lives to get in. The young artists approached this issue in a multidimensional way by means of dance, music, theatre and multimedia. A diversity of perspectives resulted from the interlacing of different artistic languages; the ensembles’ composition brought in perspectives from Europe’s various regions, to be complemented by the points of view of young people from Turkey. By jointly creating the performance plot, the artists negotiated a piece of a common way.
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A trial in a possible future: Escape, frontier-defense and guilt as vertexes in the search of truth about the borders of Europe – this is the frame story of the transdisciplinary performance “Enter at own Risk” that was presented live on stage on July 21st and 22nd, 2014, Bühne der Kulturen Cologne.
“The ROOTS & ROUTES Experience 2014” was funded by the EU programme ERASMUS+ and by the City of Cologne.