“TALKING LANDS” PROJECT- SYNTHESIS:
The project envisages the desire to capitalize good practices carried out during the first edition of Pic Interreg IIIA Grecia Italia 2000-2006 “TALKING LANDS – Talks between the lands of Apulia and Greece”, in which theatrical workshops, narrative events, theatre seasons and the ROOM of TALKING LANDS placed in Monopoli, have been implemented.
The project partners are:
Municipality of Monopoli – Lead Partner
Municipality of Fasano
Municipality of Grottaglie
Region of Ionian Islands
Municipality of Parga
Western Greece Region
Apulian Public Theatre Consortium
Two lands, Apulia and Greece, divided by the Great Sea but tied together with the invisible thread of the history that brings forgotten similarities back for people of today: a prayer, a lullaby, the architecture of a church, the taste of bread with olive oil.
In this way, through this rediscovery, two lands divided by different languages find common roots. Far lands that open an intercultural dialogue in order to achieve a bigger goal: the openness to the other, the openness to the different, without the fear of losing our identity, because in these roots we find the same seeds that our fathers disseminated in the name of peace and brotherhood.
Following the thread of the history, within Talking lands project- Talks between the lands of Apulia and Greece, the communities involved will be able to tell, thanks to the narration of life tales, moments impressed only in the memory that come out through the storytelling.
Activities will be managed by authors and storytellers with strengthened experience. It offers an opportunity for small and medium-sized theatre companies that have to tackle daily difficulties in finding available markets, in order to face different audiences, national and international, to create innovative and appreciable performances.