Future Epics: Online residency program from 23rd till 28th November

Date created: 23.11.2020.

The last part of the two-year project supported by Creative Europe will be held in an online form from 23rd till 28th November. During the week partners will participate in the intensive program with the idea of summarizing the results of the project and presenting them to the wider audience. 

Each day of the residency will be hosted by the project member which will for that day showcase their results and instigate an intensive exchange with partners. Based on the restrictions and local COVID measures, each of the project partners developed a working time schedule, with the idea of having preparation and presentational part of the day which will highlight the topics covered by the project.

The first day of the residency titled Rethinking the Folklore – Marin Drzic: Grizulawill be hosted by authors Sasa Bozic and Petra Hrascanec. Their presentation will be dedicated to rethinking folk dances as a tool for artistic investigation of the idea of togetherness.

Sasa Bozic and Petra Hrascanec will discuss their creative process working on Grizula, a renaissance play by Croatian writer Marin Drzic.  Bozic and Hrascanec will present several of their performances which were influenced by re-examining folklore as performance art and how those performances lead to Grizula research presented at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. After the presentation, a discussion with the participants will be initiated.1

The second day of the residency will be focused on audience development and engagement of the young audiences, with a presentation of the research and conclusions made from working with the targeted audience. Researcher Mara Maso will be hosting the event.

For the third day of the residency program, titled Reimagining the present – Intimacy participants will have a chance to deep dive into the process of creating IntimacyBiljana Srbljanovic and Andrej Nosov will discuss each stage of the process, with excerpts from performance and discussion with other artists involved (Selena Orb and Drasko Adzic). After the first segment actors from the play, Jelena Graovac and Leon Lucev will live stage a part of the performance, which will then be discussed with participants.

The fourth day of residency will be dedicated to the program Embrace – a reflection. The artistic team will create a different type of experience for the participants in which they will get prerecorded audio and parts of the text to have as an individual experience prior to the discussion. In the discussion, the participant will share their experience and talk with the artistic team about the process of creating the performance and staging it in the new circumstances.

The fifth day of the program will be opened to the general audience. From 5 pm till 7 pm project members team will be presenting the results of the residency and the project to the wide specter of audience. This segment will be focused on interacting with a live audience that will be included in the presentation and will consist of several parts, where after the presentation of the project each team will include participants throughout the project, discussing and presenting the results to the wider audience.

The last day of the residency program will be focused on the long session among partners involved in the project, and will be focused on discussing achieved results, lessons learned and examples of good practices and will be developing possible scenarios for further development of the project ideas.