Italian performing arts traveling East

“Crossing the sea” is a long term-strategy project that aims to establish connection and cooperation between the performing art sector in Italy and Middle East, Asia, Oceania and South America, establishing a dedicated mobility fund. The project is supported by the Italian Ministry of Culture and Heritage.

Starting from 2018, through a open call dedicated to artists and young professionals, the 7 main partners (all Festival and Theatre with a specific know how) are guiding and promoting an internationalization process that focus on networking, sharing of information, understanding of different audiences, coproductions, participation at asiatic platform, hosting of meeting and shows.
Thanks to the chance of real collaboration, the Italian and international partnership will strengthen and qualify the relationship between the different geographic areas, creating an informal network where the participant organizations will act as local antennas for the Italian and international artists.

The project follows a simple scheme:
– selection of the artists and young professionals and creation of the “Crossing the sea” dossier, promoted to the international partnership but also in occasion of exchanges and visits abroad;
– proposals of activities made by the international partners, who can select from the “Crossing the sea” dossier artists and companies to take part in those activities, according to their specific needs and artistic views. The international partners offer also invitation for the young professionals to festivals, events, platforms;
– tutoring and support of the selected artists, companies and young professionals to partecipate in the opportunities abroad;
– promotion in Italy of the activities realized abroad, presentation of results and creation of networking occasion for all the sector in occasion of events managed by the Italian partners.

Thanks to the relationship established through this process, new collaborations are now being developed by the partnership as “Crossing the sea” original projects.

Italian partners:
Marche Teatro – Inteatro Festival (capofila)
Anghiari Dance Hub
Armunia – Festival Inequilibrio
Fondazione I Teatri
Mosaico Danza – Interplay Festival
Oriente Occidente Festival
Triennale Milano Teatro

International partners:
Carthage Dance (Tunisia)
High Fest (Armenia)
Small Theatre (Armenia)
Opera Tunis (Tunisia)
Orient Production (Egypt)
SarayyetRamallah Contemporary Dance Festival (Palestine)
Arab Theatre Training Center (Lebanon)
Attakalari Center for Movement Arts (India)
T.H.E. Dance Company (Singapore)
SIDance (South Korea)
Seoul Institut of the Arts (South Korea)
Tjimur Dance Theatre (Taiwan)
Shinehouse Theatre (Taiwan)
Shangai Dramatic Arts Center (China)
Shangai International Dance Center (China)
LTDX Dance Festival (China)
Hong Kong Arts Festival (Hong Kong)
Kinosaki International Art Center (Japan)
YPAM (Japan)
Pippa Bailey / Change Fest (Australia)
Teatro coliseo (Argentina)
Persona Colectivo (Cuba)
Oveja Negra (Peru)
Alianza Francese (Peru)
Festival Indisciplinados (Peru)
Reside Festival internazionale di teatro di Pernambuco (Brasil)
Cambio Festival (Brasil)
Teatro a Mil Foundation (Chile)
San Francisco Arts Festival (USA)


I partner italiani

Foreign partners