East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
Dance, process, artistic research. Contemporary dance in the political, economic and social context of "former East" of Europe
IDENTITY.MOVE! was conceived in the framework of the Culture programme of the European Union by the Goethe-Institut Warsaw, the Centre for Culture in Lublin, the State School of Dance in Athens and a consortium of Prague-based dance and performance institutions.
IDENTITY.MOVE! focused on dancers, choreographers and performers in what we called ‘the Eastern Belt of the European Union’. Thus, it gathered partners from 14 countries: Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Greece. With the help of these partners and a curatorial team of performative arts experts, 24 artists were approached to join the project and work in pairs in a research process on ways to materialise an artistic identity linked to specific traces of this Eastern Belt, whether historical, social, political or aesthetic.
This book is the last step of IDENTITY.MOVE!. It was always intended to be an e-book: immaterial and not for sale; an interjection more than a statement, thus mirroring the idea of the project. IDENTITY.MOVE! has come to an end. The question of whether identity can be ‘identified’ remains open – as it should, if we want to move on.
You can also download it here.