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Migrant Bodies

Migrant Bodies The City of Bassano del Grappa, which has already collaborated for a few years with two Canadian centers, one in Quèbec and the other in British Columbia, has chosen Canada as a partner country and has presented the Migrant Bodies project.  This project has attained a score of 99/100 (fist place out of the 13 selected) as well as the maximum financial aid allotted. The project stems from the partnership between the City of Bassano del Grappa/CSC Casa della Danza (Italy), La Briqueterie – Centre de dévelopment chorégraphique du Val de Marne (France), Circuit-Est of Montreal (Canada), The Dance Centre of Vancouver (British Columbia) and HIPP, The Croatian Institute for Dance and Movement of Zagreb (Croatia).  Migrant Bodies aims to use artistic and cultural instruments to open a civil discussion on the cultural impact and diversities that follow migrations, seen as sources of values and wealth both for European as well as Canadian societies. The project calls for the engagement of 16 artists (6 chorographers/dancers, 5 writers, 5 visual artists) from three European countries, Italy, France and Croatia, and from the two Canadian provinces of Quèbec and British Columbia, who will complete, in a two-year time frame, a research project on migrations and on the social and cultural impacts that these generate in local societies.  The final objective is to produce works that will be presented in theaters and  important or site-specific venues, and to portray the new identities of migrating groups and present them to as large a public audience as possible

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