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First International Theatre Festival for Peace -Colombia- barrancabermeja

 

Barrancabermeja-Colombia opens its doors to the first International Theatre Festival for Peace (From May 21 through May 29, 2011)

For 10 days, there will be a mutual exchange andunderstanding of national and international experiences of

SOCIALTRANSFORMATION AND EMANCIPATION

REMEMBRANCE

PEACE ANDRECONCILIATION

FROM LOCAL REALITIES

Organizations that are working in Colombia inthe “Magdalena Medio, have seen the need to promote an exchange of local andinternational realities of peace building. Now we are inviting you toparticipate in this first International Peace Festival in Barrancabermeja-Colombia

During 10days, the participants will have theopportunity to share their personal realities through a corporal perspective.“The big tent for peace” will be a space for reflection, experimentation,exchange and mutual understanding among the participating groups.

PARTICIPANTS

The festivalwill put together two kinds of groups in the same space ( I) Youth Theatre Processes and / orlocal community) and National andInternational Theater Groups

I)                   Youth Theatre Processes and / or local community, (no need to demonstrate a high level stage)

• Alreadyconfirmed for their participation in the festival:  local groups from: Bogota – Manizales – Medellin – Barranquilla -Yondó – Puerto Berrio – Sabana de Torres – San Pablo – Monterrey – Cúcuta -Aguachica – Banco Magdalena – Valledupar – Mingueo – Santa Marta – Cartagena -Montes de María.

II)               National andInternational Theater groups with long distinguishedhistory:  Three groups from Colombia anda group from the following countries.

Invited countries:

Italy

Germany

México

United States

Venezuela

Ecuador

Argentina

Chile

Bolivia

France

Israel

* International groups that aredifferent from the countries mentioned above, who wish to join this initiative,can be invited by contacting us.

* Mexico will be a special guest bringing more participant`s groups .Thisresponds to the growing similarity between Mexico and Colombia on issuesrelated to violence and armed conflict.

ACTIVITIES

The International Festival will take place in “the big tent for Peace” andintegrated various activities such as:

Presentationsby national and international groups

Workshops

Talks withspecial guests and experts in the fields of theater-(social transformation andemancipation, historical memory, peace and reconciliation)

  • ·        The plays will also be presented in Barrancabermejaand the surrounding rural area.
  • ·        In this way we expect to reach the public with worksof high esthetic and quality experience.

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

• El Centro Cultural Horizonte Ciudadela Educativa

• Development and PeaceProgram of Magdalena Medio

• Ecopetrol

• German Cooperation AgencyGTZ

• Municipality of Barrancabermeja.

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