Escena Erasmus Valencia gets a standing ovation at the Teatro Real of Madrid

Escena Erasmus Valencia gets a standing ovation at the Teatro Real of Madrid

The European theatre project “Escena Erasmus” of the Universitat de València, in its tenth anniversary, gets a standing ovation in the ‘Teatro Real de Madrid’ after its performance on the occasion of the Annual Day of Diffusion Erasmus + 2019 last week, organised by the SEPIE-Spanish Service for the Internationalisation of Education, which brought together more than 1,200 participants who made visible the work done in Erasmus+ by schools and universities.

Theatre and music were an essential part of the whole session, especially with the representation of the students of “Escena Erasmus project” with the piece written and directed intentionally by the co-directors of the project, Daniel Tormo and Josep Valero, under the title ‘Erasmus Generation’.

The day was presented as follows: “Erasmus+: the programme that offers life experiences to millions of Spanish and Europeans” and addressed innovation, employability and entrepreneurship in Erasmus+ as central themes, bearing in mind that Spain is a reference at European level in the Erasmus+ programme in all educational sectors.

(Dis)placement from 11th to 13th in La Nau
Within the framework of the activities programmed within the cycle ‘Desembre Europeu’, the Erasmus Scene of the Universitat de València will stage the play (Dis)placement: a story of displacements, which will be performed at the Sala Matilde Salvador of La Nau Cultural Centre on 11th, 12th and 13th December, at 7 p.m.

It is a story about the climate crisis, a tale of birds and people full of poetic images, satire and music that poses common problems for all living beings who inhabit this world known as Earth.

This exhibition of the acting training workshop, directed by Josep Valero and written on purpose by the young Bulgarian dramaturge Martina Novákova, who was an actress in the “Escena Erasmus” in 2014-2015, continues with the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the “Escena Erasmus” European Theatre of the Universitat de València, and thus joins for the second consecutive year the cultural activities of the ‘Desembre Europeu’ in Valencia.

European Theatre Project of the Universitat de València
The “Escena Erasmus project” is a cultural programme of the Universitat de València, a pioneer in Europe, which this year celebrates its tenth edition and which aims to take advantage of the creative potential of Erasmus students and locals to put it at the service of the construction of a European identity, critical and free, through the performing arts.

The final goal is to build a European network of universities (the EUSCN) that promote the creation of performances and thus has a tool of new opportunities for social, cultural and linguistic integration in the international venues of the project, recently awarded by the Associació d’Empreses d’Arts Escèniques del País Valencià (AVETID) and has already been recognized previously with the European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2011, the Young Talent Award 2018 and the Special Mention of the PEARLE Award ‘Spotlight on Heritage in Culture and the Arts 2018’.

In addition, the “Escena Erasmus project” highlights the Universitat de València’s strong policy of mobility and internationalisation, positioning this academic institution as the third in Europe to receive incoming students. In fact, the Universitat has already received the honorary recognition for the best Erasmus Institution in 2013.