MYSTERIES & DROLLS

MYSTERIES & DROLLS

We give new life to the European Popular Drama, rediscovering its roots !

M&D intends to launch a co-operation in a EU intercultural dimension, on the forms and languages of Mystery Play, Jester arts, Popular Drama, Drolls and Farce, as real key elements in the strategies for development of Performing Arts and Audience. As proved in the Theatre of Dario Fo, these forms can today give an unique contribution to the strengthening of EU identity of Theatre, which just in the rapport between Sacred and Profane, Popular and Cultured can be adequately fed. The Street Performing Arts represent today the need to reassign the Theatre to the Square, in its ritual dimension, as expression of the “social-man”, as a way to challenge the power (buffoon) and relate to the transcendent (mystery). In this sense, the project will allow to Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Music, to recover their own place in social life, and to give back to Spectator an active role in the show. 

Activities

RESEARCH

Reconnect the threads of history to find a new identity for popular theatre.

TRAINING

Back to the buffoon, back among the people.

CREATIONS

Looking for a European dramaturgy of the feast: 5 theatrical cultures for 3 production projects.

FESTIVAL

Popular Drama and Farce return to enliven European squares and conquer the new audience.

SHOWCASE

Not only market: discover and join Mystery & Drolls from all over Europe.

NETWORK

Growth of the popular contemporary drama through cooperation.

News

The gates of EU Parliament open to Mysteries and Drolls

The gates of EU Parliament open to Mysteries and Drolls

The excellence acquired in the ambit of the European Cultural Cooperation by Mysteries and Drolls project has been able...

EL GRAN TEATRO DEL MUNDO

EL GRAN TEATRO DEL MUNDO

The Maracaibo Teatro company of Elche has started the first artistic residence for its next production, El Gran Teatro...

First meeting between partners

First meeting between partners

M&D has officially opened its activities plan. The first project coordination meeting was held in Brussels, with the presence...

Will Chamberlain left us

Will Chamberlain left us

Will Chamberlain was for many years the director of the Festival of Fools, partner of M&D. Unfortunately, he could...

Kick-off Meeting

Kick-off Meeting

On 4 October 2017 the Municipality of Certaldo, Project Leader of M&D, was invited to Brussels to take part...

Credits

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Comune di Certaldo
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Mercantia
Maracaibo
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Festival of Fools
Proscenium
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Belfast Community Circus School
Tempus Fugit
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Open Street aisbl
Open Street aisbl