The Navigli Theatre Center Association is proud to present the European project it is leading We can change the World carried out in partnership with Geisslers Hofcomoediante (Czech Republic) and Waggonhalle (Germany). The project aims to offer an innovative point of view to address the important challenges of our time, particularly with regard to environmental issues and social inclusion. Through cross-cultural exchange and theatrical art we will define new approaches, which we might call new “guidelines,” to the issues that will result in an awareness on the part of the audience and the consequent willingness to take concrete action so that things will change.
The “We can change the world” project aims to promote a call to action that stimulates people’s consciences toward important current issues, particularly inclusion and the environment. Through the exchange of knowledge across cultures, we want to make people realize that they are part of a community, in which each individual is essential and is called to play an active role in making the world a better place.
The community of people that will be created will then be brought to reflect on the fact that in this interconnected system we are all connected to the earth, the source of life and livelihood, and therefore we are called to protect and preserve it. To do this, it was decided to use theatrical art, which, thanks to its multiple expressive languages, is engaging and easily accessible to all. Therefore, the artistic proposal includes the creation of three theatrical performances in 2024, which will be the result of an exchange of ideas and visions, which will take place through workshops and shared experiences during 2023. The underlying themes and modes of the planned productions will be geared toward raising awareness of inclusiveness and respect for the environment among all theater stakeholders, from artists to audiences. As an example, one of the shows will be dedicated to the theme Water, in other productions LIS (sign language) and zero-impact set designs will be used.
Since the goal is to spread a new way of thinking and acting, ample space will be given to communication and dissemination not only of the final artistic works, but also of the entire ideational and methodological process that led to their creation.
- I PARTNERS
The project involves the direct involvement of three theater organizations, operating in three different European countries:
- Centro Teatro dei Navigli (Abbiategrasso, Italy, project leader)
Theater production, organization and training center. Creates and distributes throughout the country shows of its own production and in co-production with different theatrical realities, from prose to children’s theater, from shows of great urban visual impact to classical theater.
www.teatrodeinavigli.com | Project coordinator: Luca Cairati
- Geisslers Hofcomoedianten (Prague, Czech Republic)
Established independent theater company that combines ancient traditions with contemporary live theater. Inspired by Baroque culture, the company’s improvisational theater turns out a mix of old and new, poetic and lowbrow, tragic and comic, drama, music, puppetry and dance.
www.geisslers.cz | Project coordinator Katerina Bohadlova
- Waggonhalle Kulturzentrum (Marburg, Germany)
Sociocultural center offering high-profile cultural events. The program offers in-house and guest theater productions, as well as a wide variety of events, from readings to concerts, variety shows, musicals, plays, and exhibitions.
www.waggonhalle.de | Project coordinator Bärbel Kandziora