After a day of rest, in Zagreb, Migrant Bodies continued on Sunday with a visit to Lonjsko polge/Cigoc, 1rst Stork European Village, in Croatia. There was a presentation of the migration of white storks by a park employee and the visit to a resident’s home and collection of antiques. Walking in the village and observing storks situated on rooftops was very inspiring.
Migrant Bodies moved to Trieste on the way to Zagreb. Participants where couppled with local artists and invited to walk in a journey of discovery of what border and identity means in a city like Trieste. PlanTS made the day unforgettable with their warm welcoming and involving Marta Bevilacqua, Giorgio Ursini, Corrado Canulli, Marta Melucci, Francesca Debelli, Martina Gregori, Martin Romeo for the discovery of city. After luch at beautiful Panificio Romi, Migrant Bodies was presented at Stazione Rogers to local professionals and audience. After a very inspiring day the journey continued, in the evening, to Zagreb.
Migrant Bodies research residency is starting next week in Bassano. Many activities are planned: encounter and dialogues with the peace walking man John Mpaliza, with Anna Zonta and with Zaira Jabir, who moved to Bassano 24 years ago from Casablanca; sound explorations with Dany Mitzman; a migration to Artesella, exploring voice and movement in nature, being surrounded by inspiring art works and an exploration of migrations and food at E' Cucina in Verona.
Migrant Bodies, a new project between CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, Circuit-Est, Croatian Institut for Movement and Dance, La Briqueterie and The Dance Centre, started with the project's Kick Off Meeting in Vancouver 24-27 November 2013. Over 3 days Mirna Zagar, Francine Gagné, Elisabetta Bisaro, Daniel Favrier, Ivan Mrjen, Heather Bray and Raquel Alvaro and Roberto Casarotto defined and prepared the activities of this very special research and dance creation project. Migrant Bodies invites a civil reflection on migrants and the social and cultural impact that migrations bring, seen as sources of values and richness for the whole European and Canadian societies.
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