Prospero Workshop II
Prospero Workshop II is a development and continuation of an idea about a Nordic-International exchange program - a cross-cultural sharing of knowledge within Performing Arts for children and the young audience.
In May 2015 we held the first Prospero Workshop in collaboration with Landskrona Teater in Sweden and colleagues from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Uganda, Nepal and Burkina Faso.
Prospero Workshop II is a Nordic-international theater-development project, organized in collaboration with Teater Joker/Norway and Unga Malmö Stadsteater/Sweden . The workshop adresses to the actor - as dramatist.
In June 2019, 21 actors from Burkina Faso, Nepal, Uganda, China, Norway, Sweden and Denmark met and worked in a cross-cultural dramatist laboratory. The purpose and intention of the workshop was to develop new stories for theater for children and young audiences - To relate, reflect, invent and create stories for a new time.
The 21 participants - 3 from each of the 7 countries, were all personally invited by national ‘ambassadors’ - course of their experiences and dedication to performing arts for children and young people.
Nepal: Deeya Maskey, Rajan Khatiwada, Suraj Malla
Norway: Kari Ramnefjell, Haakon Strøm, Sindre Strand Offerdal
Burkina Faso: Edoxi Gnoula, Thierry Oueda, Hyacinthe Kabre
Sweden: Lilja Fredrikson, Karim Rashed, Björn Löfgren
China: Jan Huang Jing, Gabriel Qingyu Zhang, Tao Geng
Uganda: Juliet Nantambi, Jackline Kabatesi, Denis Agaba
Denmark: Lisa Gertum Becker, Lene Hummelshøj, Dirck Backer
The workshop had a duration of two weeks, 10 days intense work in a story-laboratory and, in the end, 3 days with Public readings, presentations, intercultural debates and networking events.
In the laboratory part, the actors worked in 3 groups, 1 participant from each country – sharing experiences, thoughts, stories, tools and methods – to search for and create a common story they wanted to tell and unfold.
Mentors for the workshop were Jacques S. Matthiessen/Passepartout Theatre Production, Denmark and Niels Peter Underland/Teater Joker, Norway.
For this part of the workshop we worked at SEANSE Art Center in Volda, Norway.
The second part of the project/workshop was 3 public readings, intercultural debates and networking events. The team presented their stories and results from the laboratory and selected issues and obstacles on cross-cultural work was under debate - in different programs at the different venues and cities.
June 16 – at Sentralen in Oslo /Norway
18.00 - 20.00, hosted by ASSITEJ Norway, Sentralen and Teater Joker
June 18 – at Malmö Stadsteater/Sweden
15.00 - 18.30, hosted by Unga Malmö Stadsteater, Teater 23, Bibu.se and Barnteaterakademin
June 19 – at Teater GROB in Copenhagen/Denmark
15.00 - 19.00, hosted by ASSITEJ Denmark, Teatercentrum, Teater GROB and Passepartout Theatre Production.
PLEASE FIND A FULL REPORT FROM THE WORKSHOP HERE:
THANK YOU !
The project is supported by
SEANSE Art Center
Danish Arts Foundation
Swedish Arts Council
Arts Council Norway
Nordic Culture Point – Culture and Art Programme
Nordic Culture Point – Mobility Programme
OsloMet/Oslo Metropolitan University
Fund for performing artists/Norway
Swedish Arts Grants Committee
Danish Artists’ Union
The Association of Danish Stage Directors / FDS
The Association of Danish Playwrigts/Danske Dramatikere
ASSITEJ Norway and Sentralen/Oslo – International event in Oslo
Bibu.se, Malmö Stadsteater, Barnteaterakademin and Teater 23 – International event in Malmö
ASSITEJ Denmark, Teatercentrum and Teater GROB – International event in Copenhagen