The Maracaibo Teatro company of Elche has started the first artistic residence for its next production, El Gran Teatro...
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.
Reconnect the threads of history to find a new identity for popular theatre.
Back to the buffoon, back among the people.
Looking for a European dramaturgy of the feast: 5 theatrical cultures for 3 production projects.
Popular Drama and Farce return to enliven European squares and conquer the new audience.
Not only market: discover and join Mystery & Drolls from all over Europe.
Growth of the popular contemporary drama through cooperation.