apap – the advancing performing arts project was founded by SZENE Salzburg as a European network 16 years ago. In collaboration with ten additional partners and a special satellite project Maqamat/Beit El Raqs from Lebanon, SZENE Salzburg will deliver the current programme Performing Europe 2020 from 2016 to 2020.
The programme is devoted to the development of the contemporary performing arts and their impact on European society. It includes the production, presentation and distribution of artistic works and pays particular attention to gaining new audiences and researching new forms of outreach. Performing Europe 2020 provides a total of 40 artists of various ages with a broad range of cooperation and performance opportunities. Those include co-production ventures and guest performances at festivals and seasonal repertories, as well as residencies for rehearsal and research, participation in discourse forums, and close collaboration with artists from Lebanon.
Artistic outreach aimed at specific target groups, especially university and school students, is a key element of the current programme. In collaboration with the celebrated Brussels organization ABC – Art Basics for Children – the individual institutions develop specific programmes focussing on participation and individual creativity. Performing Europe 2020 also takes a special interest in the subject of new business models, organizing workshops and symposia that use innovative formats to promote dialogue between art and business.

apap partners:

BIT Teatergarasjen
Bergen, Norway

Centrale Fies
Dro, Italy

Fundacja Cialo/Umysl
Warschau, Poland

Kunstencentrum BUDA
Kortrijk, Belgium

Maison de la Culture d´Amiens
Amiens, France

Nanterre, France

Reykjavik Dance Festival / LÓKAL
Reykjavik, Iceland

Student Centre Zagreb – Culture of Change
Zagreb, Croatia

SZENE Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Tanzfabrik Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Teatro Nacional D. Maria II
Lisbon, Portugal

associated partner:

Bipod festival
Beirut, Lebanon

apap team:

General Manager
Bertie Ambach
Artistic Coordinator
Jacopo Lanteri

apap artists:

Alessandro Sciarroni, Lotte van den Berg, Ramona Nagabczynska, Christina Ciupke, Ivana Müller, Ingri Fiksdal, Claudia Dias, Wojtek Blechharz, Chaignaud & Bengolea, Gerald Kurdian, fieldworks / Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki, Sarajh Vanhee, Maria Jerez, Marta Navaridas & Alexander Deutinger, Michikazu Matsune, Rui Catalão, Superamas, Theo Mercier, Deufert & Plischke, Findlay // Sandsmark, Saša Božić, Julia Schwarzbach, Sotterraneo, Julian Weber, Lisa Vereertbrugghen, Asrun Magnusdottir, Raquel André, Alma Söderberg, Juan Dominguez, Mette Edvardsen, CollettivO CineticO | Francesca Pennini, Felix Ott, Karol Tyminski, Marta Górnicka, Erna Omarsdottir, Charlie Prince, Sina Saberi, Bassam Abou Diab

This project was financed with co-funding from the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Responsibility for the content of this publication lies solely with the author, the Commission accepts no liability for the further use of any details contained therein.

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