Escena Erasmus Valencia presents its show “Europe from the inside, Europe from the outside”
On February 7th and 8th, Universitat de València’s Escena Erasmus presents the final show of its acting formation workshop, “Europe from the inside, Europe from the outside”, directed by Josep Valero.
This Escena Erasmus class of 2017-2018 acting formation workshop performance, sees the presentation of scenes that had already been worked on during other editions of the project. Scenes which, in their times, were innovative and even visionary. In this revision, we see how they have lost none of their relevance, and have even gained new meaning or resolved conflicts.
For its director Josep Valero, “one of the most important things that we want to achieve with the public is to leave the door open for reflexion.” For Valero, “Europe lives in a chaos, in a bureaucratic spiral, in a storm of media and mediocrity, in politics led by business. As citizens we hang on to spaces of salvation, to vertiginous changes and completely absurd moments. We try to leave any situation with success, to save our own projects, to trust people who betray us. Meanwhile, on the other hand, from the frontier, our continent is seen as a space of well-being, opportunities, and life-changing possibilities. And it is, in that yearning, the place where everything that awaits them is unknown.” He ends this reflexion by asserting that “Europe has two faces”.
For the first time, thanks to the European Union’s Erasmus+ program, Escena Erasmus coordinates the Erasmus+ Scene Network project, with the universities of Marburg (Germany) and Padua (Italy), led by the General Foundation of the Universitat de València. The project strives to be a tool of research, dialogue and integration, with the added creative and educative possibilities offered by the production of a theatrical show based on the relation between European students and refugees integrated into the project.