Erasmus Scene presents the European project Erasmus+ Scene Network in Marburg
On the 6th of June the European Project “Erasmus+ Scene Network” was presented at the University of Marburg (Germany). This project will be comprised of the University of Marburg, the University of Padua, the University of Valencia General Foundation and the CRIT Theatre Company. The initial work calendar will span two academic years and its presentation is also planned for Padua and Valencia.
The project aims to highlight the local Erasmus Scene venues organised in these three cities and make the most of the creative potential of the Erasmus community and local students in order to carry out a work process on theatre didactics in multicultural groups, the constant reflection of today’s Europe through theatre and the artistic intervention of integrating non-European cultures.
The Erasmus+ Scene Network presented its work calendar for two academic years. In this first academic year transnational meetings were held in Valencia and Marburg, where a work manual was designed for the future Erasmus+ Scene Network and different artistic and management lines of action were established and will be concluded next year in an international cultural event in Valencia.
The event was attended by: the manager of the University of Valencia General Foundation, Cristóbal Suria; the head of the international office at the University of Marburg, Christina Böhle; the appointed delegate for the promotion of performing arts at the University of Padua, Caterina Barone; the directors of the CRIT Theatre Company, Anna Marí, Daniel Tormo and Josep Valero and the coordinators of the Dramarasmus headquarters in Marburg, Matthias Hauk and Romy Semier.
Cristóbal Suria, manager of the University of Valencia General Foundation and head of the Erasmus+ project said “it received the highest score out of those submitted in the 2016 Spanish call”. In addition, he positively evaluated the opportunity that performing arts can offer in the field, “for its ability to unite local Erasmus Scene venues that already exist in the countries represented and because it will be able to reflect in a practical way on the new European reality that our societies are experiencing”, in reference to the aim of involving different NGOs dedicated to human rights in artistic productions.
The Marburg meeting will continue until Friday. Not only will the project’s lines of action be drawn up for next year, but also the Erasmus Scene project will be promoted to the university community through workshops and meetings with professors from Valencia, Marburg and Padua. The next transnational meeting will be held in the city of Padua next September.