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 Spring Plenary Meeting

Sylwia Śmigiel
Background, purpose, idea: 

Inspired by the perspectives for a better Tomorrow, designed in Athens, and enriched by the energy of the Space for Change created in Sofia, we invite you to discover the next phase – the phase of fostering a profound change for a sustainable future through Regeneration

Today, struggling to emerge from the crisis, we carry our luggage of unrealized projects and forgotten dreams. Instead of fixing the broken puzzle, we tend to start with a blank slate.

Some centuries ago, the miracle of the Renaissance awakened the cultural energy in Italy, gave rebirth to the country’s prosperity and enriched all of Europe. In the late middle ages, culture fulfilled its role of changing society for the better. And what about today?

Next spring IETM goes back to Italy to reflect on how to revive the resources that are already there, instead of abandoning and moving away from them. 

We will reflect together on the role of culture in reviving the forgotten potential, rebuilding decayed places and reconnecting disintegrated communities. Our meeting will discuss the urgent need to build a sustainable future through awakening the energy of the past.

IETM Bergamo is organised by Associazione Etre in collaboration with Ministry of Culture and Heritage, Lombardy Region, Municipality of Bergamo and Cariplo Bank Foundation and the project is under the patronage of the Committee of the Italian Regions and Bergamo's Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Discover Bergamo and ATB.

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