C A L E N D A R

Showcase event: Visual arts exhibition

Music
Yerevan, Armenia
15 NOVEMBER 2024
BY TAI

Showcase event: Theatre performance

Performance
Eleusis, Greece
19-20 OCTOBER 2024
BY CHORUS

Showcase event: Dance performance

Dance
Mont-Dauphin, France
2 AUGUST 2024 - 5 p.m.
BY Ascen-Danse

Showcase event: Literary event

Literary event
Maribor, Slovenia
15 JUNE 2024
BY Jasa

Co-creation workshop: Movement, voice and improv

Performance
Eleusis, Greece
7 APRIL 2024
BY CHORUS

From Slovenia to Greece

Art Residency
Eleusis, Greece
05 - 09 APRIL 2024
BY CHORUS

Co-creation workshop: Dance

Dance
Embrun & Mont-Dauphin, France
23 - 25 FEBRUARY 2024
BY Ascen-Danse

From Armenia to France

Art Residency
Mont-Dauphin, France
23 – 25 FEBRUARY 2024
BY Ascen-Danse

Co-creation workshop: Dance in Mont Dauphin

Dance
Mont-Dauphin, France
18 - 19 NOVEMBER 2023
BY Ascen-Danse

Co-creation workshop: Writing & literature

Literary event
Yerevan, Armenia
27 OCTOBER 2023
BY TAI

Co-creation workshop: Dance in Armenia

Dance
Yerevan, Armenia
25 OCTOBER 2023
BY TAI

Co-creation workshop: Needlework

Visual Arts
Yerevan, Armenia
25 OCTOBER 2023
BY TAI

Co-creation workshop: Theatre

Theatre
Ayntab, Armenia
24 OCTOBER 2023
BY TAI

Co-creation workshop: Lace workshop

Visual Arts
Ayntab, Armenia
24 OCTOBER 2023
BY TAI

Residency in Armenia

Art Residency
Yerevan & Ayntab, Armenia
22 – 29 OCTOBER 2023
BY TAI
workshop participants creating the collective sculpture

Co-creation workshops with local communities

During the project and the artistic residencies partners organised co-creation workshops for the local communities in Eleusis, Mont-Dauphin, Maribor, and Yerevan. These workshops were an integral part of the art residency program that spanned from October 2023 to April 2024, aiming to foster artistic collaboration and community engagement across diverse cultural contexts.

The residency program commenced in Armenia in late October 2023. During this period, artists from all four participating countries—Greece, France, Slovenia, and Armenia—collaborated to organize a multifaceted workshop for the Armenian community. This included sessions with local artists and fellow project participants. Each team brought its unique artistic perspective to the table:

  • Slovenian Team: Conducted a literary workshop focusing on creative writing and storytelling.
  • Greek Team: Facilitated a theatre workshop that explored improvisation and performance techniques.
  • French Team: Hosted a dance workshop emphasising contemporary dance forms and movement expression.
  • Armenian Team: Led a lace-making and needlework workshop, highlighting traditional Armenian crafts.

The initial residency in Armenia set the stage for subsequent residencies that further enriched the collaborative spirit of the project. In the following months:

  • Armenian Artists in Mont-Dauphin: Armenian artists travelled to Mont-Dauphin to engage with the French artistic team. This residency was marked by an exchange of artistic practices and a series of workshops designed for the local French community. The Armenian artists participated in a music & dance co-creation workshop where the Armenian musician performed while the locals danced. The Armenian visual artist led a needlework workshop for the locals in Mont-Dauphin.
  • Slovenian Team in Eleusis: The Slovenian team visited Eleusis, Greece, to gather material and insights from the local community, which were crucial for their upcoming publication. During this visit, the Greek team organised a voice and improvisation workshop based on specific texts, actively involving the Slovenian artists.

In total, 10 co-creation workshops were organised throughout this task, compared to the 3 that were initially planned, and a total of 165 community members participated in the activities. 

See some of the co-creation activities here:

Lace workshop in Armenia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7THCGo4Ab0&t=13s 

Ayntab needlework workshop in Armenia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_PbN80Aucc

Dance workshop in Armenia with Isabelle Bazin and Lisie Philip: https://youtu.be/qYx5q74bxdM

Dance workshop in France, with Isabelle Bazin and Lisie Philip  https://youtube.com/watch?v=AqiLs89uVQU&feature=shared

Theatre and Improvisation in Greece with Maria Kastani and Katerina Papageorgiou:  https://youtu.be/KXmY1c3nthI 

The leading thread workshop in France with Lilit Stepanyan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz6UtarqDRo