Incontri Meetings 2013

1st-26th May 2013
1 May 2013 to 26 May 2013
Volterra Italia
9am to 8pm
Incontri Meetings 2013 Teatro di Nascosto/Volterra, Italy

Incontri Meetings 2013

A second Incontri-meetings for those who tell the stories of peoples and people who have no voice, especially those who know no peace in their everyday lives, nor the time to find it because of war, bombs, oppression, poverty... 

A second Incontri-meetings to begin the long-term study of theatre reportage for a mixed group of young Western and Middle Eastern actors, artists based in Volterra.

A second Incontri-meetings to exchange, meet, share and be together. 

A second Incontri-meetings to share the 15 years of theatre reportage of Teatro di Nascosto.


1st -19th May

The international group will prepare meetings with schools, universities, organize the involvement of associations from the city and surrounding area, make publicity, make rehearsals for actions and performances of theatre reportage: the “Dream Lottery” with the true stories and dreams of those living oppression, war, great poverty with: Muayad Hoorani (Palestine), Yamyle Lanchas (Colombia), Cinzia Cacace (Italy), Mahmoud Badr (Egypt), Arabella Lawson (England), Xerip Siyabend (Kurdistan), Valera Simonchuk (Ukraine), Alex Etchart (England, Uruguay), Ali Kareem (Iraq), Sophie Barclay (Denmark), Guendalina Simoncini (Italy), Valentina Zagaria, (Italy), Nelly Shoukry (Egypt), Rania Sultan (Egypt), Ahmed El Sawi (Egypt), Mübin Dünen (Turkish Kurdistan), Ozgur Yaçin (Turkey) under the direction of Annet Henneman (Volterra-Holland). A significant group of Volterran volunteers will participate in various meetings and in the work of organization and publicity, as well as one of the classes of the Niccolini High School, LEC (free creative expression) and the Music Academy of Volterra.

19th – 23rd May
The work of the international group opens up in workshops of theatre reportage with the participation of other young actors coming from  Italy, France, England, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Kurdistan, Iran, Syria and Somalia. 

24th -26th May

Programme open to the public:

The opening with: Cristina Scaletti (Councillor for Culture, Regional government of Tuscany), Silvia Pagnin and Miriam Celoni (councillors, Provincial government of Pisa), all guests and others, to be confirmed…

Actions and performances of theatre reportage by the international group of Teatro di Nascosto, short film screenings and documentaries, concerts. 

Academics who will discuss the proposal of the long-term study of theatre reportage based in Volterra.

Video conferences with people unable to travel in Gaza, Egypt, Baghdad.

A moment of reflection with conferences and seminars with academics on theatre, the arts, journalism as a means of telling the stories of those who have no voice, with:

Jill Greenhalgh (University of Aberystwyth, Wales, Director of the Magdalena Project, international women’s theatre), 

Dr. Dina Matar (Palestinian professor, Centre of Media and Film Studies, SOAS, University of London), 

Laura Battaglia (Catholic University of Milan, journalist for Avvenire, documentary maker), 

Prof. Vito Minoia (University of Urbino, Director of the magazine, Catarsì, Teatri delle Diversità), 

Dr. Asaad, (University of Basra), 

Dr. Qasim Monez Azeez (Director of the School of Fine Arts, University of Baghdad), 

Bojana Kunst (Professor Theatre Science University of Giessen, Germany), 

Hanaa Edwards (Director of Al Amal (“hope”) Iraq, Baghdad), 

Basel Abdulkareem (Founder of Laonf (“non-violence”), Baghdad),

Fabian Hamilton (UK Member of Parliament),

Nicoletta Dentico (Co-director of Health Innovation People)

Walid Ayadi (Director of Theatre-Studio, Tunis, Tunisia) 

And others...

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