Italian performing arts traveling to Middle East, Asia, North Africa, Oceania, North America and Latin America.

“Crossing the sea” is an internationalization project of Italian performing arts born with the aim of creating and consolidating long-term collaborations in non-European areas, thanks to partnerships currently operating in the Middle East, Asia, North Africa, Oceania, North America and Latin America.

The project is meant to start a process of internationalization of careers by creating networking opportunities and sharing good practices of work. The project was born in 2018 and already selected 68 Italian artists/companies through a call.

The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture / Boarding Pass Plus and is promoted by seven Italian partners, already operating in international collaborations and in promoting contemporary languages: Marche Teatro / Inteatro Festival (lead partner), Anghiari Dance Hub, Armunia / Inquilibrium Festival, I Teatri Foundation, Mosaico Danza / Interplay Festival, Oriente Occidente Festival, Triennale Milano Teatro.

Twenty-five foreign organizations joined the Italian ones from eighteen countries across the Middle East, Asia, North Africa, Oceania, North America and Latin America: Carthage Dance, Tunis Opera (Tunisia); High Fest, Small Theater (Armenia); Orient Production (Egypt); Sarayyet Ramallah (Palestine); Arab Theater Training Center (Lebanon); Attakalari Center for Movement Arts (India); T.H.E. Dance Company (Singapore); SIDance, Seoul Institute of the Arts (Korea); Tjimur Dance Theater, Shinehouse Theater (Taiwan); Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, Shanghai International Dance Center, Beijing Dance LTDX, Hong Kong Arts Festival (China); Kinosaki International Art Center, YPAM (Japan); Pippa Bailey (Australia); Teatro Coliseo (Argentina); Oveja Negra (Peru); Reside, Cambio (Brazil); Theater a Mil Foundation (Chile); San Francisco International Arts Festival (USA).