An integral theater art project in which the focus is on the extinction of special species.
The concept of work is to use the theater project to make a connection between life in the countryside on the northern border with Colombia and the city of Quito. The same can be achieved by paying attention with the project to working with theater in a developing country and a developing country. In the project, presentations are given at various times in public space that, combined with new media and street art, are also made visible elsewhere. We want to stimulate audiences who have no knowledge of what is happening in the remote areas with theatrical presentations about the problems
During the last years the world has continued to evolve and the human being has developed technology that is used as a means to communicate messages and communicate with each other. From the artistic point of view, the Theater has also evolved and is being used and seen as a means of mass communication, since through theatrical presentations, mass audiences are reached in an innovative way, thus also becoming an instrument that strengthens participation. democracy, community organization and the social fabric.
The Enlace project will have a total duration of two and a half months (from July 1 to September 15). For which the team of six artists from the “Humor y Vida” Corporation will work together with the Theater Embassy team, which will be made up of four artists from Holland. This multicultural and multidisciplinary team will jointly develop scenes and installations around the theme of “Extinction”.
During the first three weeks the team will be established in Quito, there through workshops and exchanges of knowledge and skills in a process of collective creation will develop the bases of the project that will serve as inspiration to continue an artistic tour of communities located in the Northern Border with Colombia. During the tour, each presentation will be part of the process that will create a final theatrical show, which will be presented for two weeks in different sectors of the city of Quito.
For this project, different disciplines have been taken into account, which complement each other to achieve the objectives set and shape a theatrical show as a final product. The disciplines are:
- Visual arts
- New Media
The work methodology is based on equality, that is, each of the participants and disciplines has equal value and through workshops and exchanges we learn from each other. With this method, the contribution of each artist is important where each of the ideas is valid and taken into account for the development of the show.
- Artistic material is generated to sensitize at least 1,100 people on the different reasons and causes of Extinction as well as on forms of protection, recovery of species, the ecosystem and revitalization of ancestral cultural practices that have allowed maintaining a harmonious relationship with nature.
- At least 1,100 people living on the Northern Border with Colombia and 10,000 people from the city of Quito are sensitized on the issue of extinction, it’s possible causes and effects.
- At least 10,000 people in the city of Quito are made aware of the issue of extinction, it’s possible causes and effects.
- A massive campaign is carried out on the Internet to disseminate the project’s artistic products through which at least 30,000 people can view the Project’s Artistic Products.
Partner organization: Corporación Humor y Vida
Executors TE: 4
Local artists: 7
South-South: 1 (Honduras)
Cross Over: 1 (Peru –NL)
Productions team: 2
Target group: General Audience and the Frontier with Colombia
Participating Organizations: UNHCR ACNUR
Finances: PSO, Theatre Embassy, Dutch Embassy Quito, Govern de Les Illes Balears, AECID, CCE, Convivir and Solidaridad, RET, Minsterio de Cultura del Ecuador, Embajada de España en Ecuador.