The Body as Reference for (R)Evolution
By: UNITED-COWBOYS (Netherlands)
"The Body as Reference for (R)Evolution" represents a new collaboration in the frame of Perform Europe – a EU-funded project which aims to rethink cross-border performing arts presentation in a more inclusive, sustainable and balanced way. This project emphasises on the human dimension, the physical, in times of technology and digitalised dialogues also promoting the tangibility of all senses and bringing live experiences back into focus.
The three presenting partners have agreed on chaining United Cowboys’ Biotope performances to each other by taking along local artists, selected materials and content from each city to the next, and presenting these in relevant, unconventional locations. To visualise the journey of the transformative performances, the artistic input from each individual partner will be collected on an online platform in the form of a living map.
To co-shape the individual Biotopes on location, United Cowboys will host proceeding artistic working sessions. United Cowboys will also take input along to the next presenting partner location in order to fuel the transformative character of this travelling Biotope. Art is a vehicle for change and will not be threatened by conventions.
European Partners: United Cowboys (Netherlands), UA Association Contemporary Dance Platform (Ukraine), ACT - Association for Independent Theatre (Bulgaria), Gothenburg Fringe Festival (Sweden)