Culture Break Borders focuses on cultural projects across borders involving artists in all genres. We believe the power of arts generates good results in relation to challenges concerning human rights, democracy and civil society.
SEA@VE, traslated from Portuguese, means Raising Awareness through Arts
in the scope of Emotional Violence. It is a bilateral cooperation
project, supported by the Active Citizens Fund, developped by the
promotor from Portugal: AluapDans- Companhia Dança Paula Marques and
partner from Norway: Culture Break Borders.
The project aims to achieve networking with professionals and the community in order to raise awareness related to abuse, specifically emotional abuse, and is the basis for a larger inclusive artistic/therapeutic project, which
foresees the fusionbetween arts and mental health. An open debating
phase was accomplished both in Portugal and in Norway, March 2022 in the
hope of removing barriers, breaking silences, establishing empowerment
by the means of artistic and therapeutical strategies, while promoting
the active involvement of the community, artists and health professionals.
Bulgaria – Norway Sing!
Darbi Foundation & Culture Break Borders are in the process of planning the “Bulgaria – Norway Sing” project, supported by EEA and Norway Grants.
It will be organized professional training, rehearse new repertoire and hosting of a Norwegian Youth Choir in Bulgaria for for singers and conductors who will participate in the Bulgaria-Norway Sing Festival. We will exchange experiences and make separate workshops for singers and conductors.
REFLECTING THE STATE OF SOUL VIA ARTS
theatre – exhibitions – workshops
Culture Breaks Borders is pleased to be the project partner with Art Movement, Czech Republic to carry out an exciting collaborative Project supported by EEA and Norway Grants.
During the international interdisciplinary project Elements, a new theatrical performance, exhibition and a series of follow-up workshops and lectures will be created. The dramaturgical and ideological basis for theater and exhibition are Elements … water, air, earth, fire, metal, ether, which metaphorically depict the different states of the soul. Residents of the capital city of Prague, the Central Bohemian, Liberec, and Moravian-Silesian regions, and the capital of Norway – Oslo – can look forward to new cultural experiences. Project activities:
1. Creating of new theatre performance and new exhibition
2. Building and development of an accompanying program – workshops, lectures, seminars
3. Capacity building of artists and cultural organizations
4. Presentations of new performance and exhibition in the Czech Republic and Norway
5. Publicity of the project
6. Project management
Theater in Bulgaria
Project “Performance „Choices”: strengthening the values in society through contemporary art”
Culture Break Boarders has in collaboration with From Heart to Heart Association developed a theater performance funded by EEA and Norway Grants
The performance "Killing Flight" had rehearsals and was completed in Sofia, Bulgaria this summer. The performance will be played in villages in Bulgaria 2021/2022 where there are rarely theatrical experiences. The goal is to create interest and strengthening the values in society through contemporary art.
The Norwegian team: Peder Hamdahl Næss, theater director, Frode Barth, composer and producer, Anna Topchijj, co-director and theater teacher, Inger Cecilie Bertrán de Lis, choreographer and Nemanja Cadjo, set designer with costume and lighting manager.
The Norwegian team also conducted workshops that included:
§ Cross cultural performances - Producing a play
§ Combining arts in a play
§ Personal expression
§ Music in theater performances
§ Collaborate between the various people in charge in a production
§ Choreography and movement in a performance
§ Making money out of art: Cultural entrepreneurship
§ Directing a play
§ Making an impression with a performance: Visuals
§ Making an impression with a performance: Techs
§ Impro theater
Strengthening civil society through cultural exchanges in cooperation with Hungarian National Association of Local Authorities TÖOSZ Böhönye Municipality.
Project under the Bilateral Fund at the Programme BG07 "Public Health Initiatives" in Bulgaria and Norway.
Pilot project for quality ageing in Alsómocsolád, Hungary
World Mental Health Day 2016 Concert
Music against terror - Anti-terror project in Bali