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  • Photo: Zakaria El Attaoui

Crossing Borders

[we are updating venues and show times as they are announced]

Crossing Borders will bring diverse, high quality work to rural communities with the support of local volunteers. The project aims to enhance community cohesion and give rural audiences access to high quality performances through a sustainable touring model. Research shows that the carbon footprint of rural touring is at least 50% less than that of a show in a town-based theatre with more than 50% of audiences living less than 5 km from a village venue.

This Perform Europe project is being delivered by 11 partners from eight European countries. The majority of the partners are part of SPARSE Network (Supporting and Promoting the Arts in Rural Settlements of Europe), which is committed to rural touring. By building on the experience and research findings of SPARSE, the intention is to develop cross-border touring and the presentation of the performing arts by utilising the resources of hyperlocal networks and communities, and capitalising on the benefits of rural touring for artists. For this pilot project comprising 24 presentations, the partners will be touring two companies:

– Company Zid, a Moroccan parkour company based in France, will tour Routine  to rural communities in Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, and Estonia

– Art Fraction Foundation (Poland) will tour KUUKI,  an under 5’s dance show, to rural communities in Spain, UK, Germany, and Czech Republic

This presentation is happening with the support of Perform Europe as part of the Crossing Borders project

Read more on the Perform Europe Stories

  • Kuuki

    Art Fraction Foundation (Poland) will tour KUUKI,  a dance show, to rural communities in Spain, the UK, Germany, and the Czech Republic

    KUUKI  is a dance and performance installation that is suitable for children aged 0–2 years and their adult carers.

    KUUKI  is the Japanese word for air. Japanese script defines it simultaneously as sky, atmosphere and energy. Through gentle movement, sound and images, the artists create a magical space and an inspirational experience.

    Dates: 03-21 May

  • Routine

    Company Zid, a Moroccan parkour company based in France, will tour Routine  to rural communities in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, and Estonia.

    Routine  performed by Said Mouhssine is an acrobatic comedy show suitable for audiences of all ages from 5 years. It tells the story of a man stuck in a room, with nothing to do. Sleeping is a fight against boredom but no matter what he does, he can’t even sleep. Routine  is about hope and pushing personal boundaries in order to bring about change.

    Dates: 03-27 June

  • Partners

    Crying Out Loud (UK), Take Art Limited (UK), Art Fraction Foundation (Poland), Creative Association Fish Eye (Lithuania), SINUM Theatre Laboratory Association (Hungary), Nova sit z.s. (Czech Republic), Carn to Cove (UK), Festival Sismograf – OlotCultura (Spain), SA Eesti Tantsuagentuur (Estonia), Pro progressione (Hungary), Teatro 4Garoupas (Germany).