The starting signal for FACE TO FAITH has been given. The project started in September and the first partners’ meeting took place between 23rd and 25th November 2020, remotely. Now begins an intensive collaboration for the duration of two years (1.9.2020-28.2.2023) between seven international theaters and festivals:
ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival (Finland), Divadlo pod Palmovkou (Czech Republic), Gesher Theater (Israel), Jam Factory Art Center (Ukraine), Sommerblut Kulturfestival eV ( Germany) – project coordination, Teatro dei Venti (Italy) and Teatr Powszechny (Poland).
FACE TO FAITH is a larger scale co-operation project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
The international performance project FACE TO FAITH discusses the importance of faith for our societies. In theater projects and conferences, the seven cultural institutions from the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Israel, Poland and the Ukraine want to question the identity-creating and political backgrounds, as well as the connecting or separating aspects of this human expression. For this purpose, artists, experts and people of all kinds are invited to create new perspectives, tell unknown stories and uncover unsolvable conflicts.
As part of a cross-border open call, directors, artist collectives and performing artists are sought who will realize their outstanding and original concepts within the framework of FACE TO FAITH. All participating cultural institutions produce one of the seven performances that arise in dialogue with the local people and the cultural background of the country. After the premieres in Cologne, Kuopio, Lviv, Modena, Prague, Tel Aviv, and Warsaw, the performances go on tour to the other cities. The performances are framed by three conferences and other public events to achieve a high public awareness to the subject of faith in our modern societies.
We are looking forward to the start of this special project. We hope that you will be part of FACE TO FAITH. We believe that you will be thrilled.
Image not related to the project; from Gwendoline Robin’s Walk #6899 – Photo: Pekka Mäkinen 2009.