East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
IETM Plenary Meeting in Budapest (November 2015): Registration open
Budapest will host this year's plenary meeting of IETM (international network for contemporary performing arts).
From the organisers:
Most countries in the world call their political order democracy - a system that maintains the separation of powers and stands for liberty, equality, diversity and truth.
However, when the taste of power outweighs the commitment to justice, the values of democracy are the first to be undermined, including by those who came into power through democratic elections.
It is in the nature of the contemporary arts to challenge everything that is taken for granted, thus the powerful majority has no interest in creating favorable conditions for the arts to be a critical mirror to the society - although the degrees of that unwillingness vary greatly from country to country.
But what about our own role in shaping the values and vision of this majority? What is our responsibility in making our countries truly democratic - in practice rather than simply in name?
More information about the meeting (5-8 November) here.
Preliminary programme available here.