CROSS CULTURE PERFORMING ARTS

 

 

Many artists work in international productions.

They tour in countries around the world and collaborate with collegues from other cultures.

There are performing art groups, which host members from various countries.

That is not what we intend for Cross Culture Performing Arts.

 

Cross Culture Art is a movement. An artistic movement through cultures. This movement causes ripples, which expand in circles. The movement itself is influenced by the landscapes it passes through. If the landscape is snow and ice it responds differently than when moving through a desert.

Cross Culture Art is especially artists moving through cultures: they feel the snow on their skin as well as the sand under their toes. An experience that influences them as human beings in first place, touching their art, which transforms within this movement. It is not a casual movement, it is an exploring movement. It is looking for a common thread. What this common thread is, is hard to define. It might be what connects us as human beings, beyond all cultures. Or maybe it is the conciousness of the strength, the richness, the peculiar energy of each culture and subculture. Cross Culture Art is a research. A seeking for unification and at the same time for the “gold” we can find in so many cultures under so many different faces and in such diverse expressions.

 

Cross Culture Performing Arts is overcoming the dominance of spoken language which often represents a barrier in communication. Above all, it aims a performing art communicating with all senses and through all art disciplines. In order to touch the other, to create an encounter, it must speak many “languages”. The visual aspect grows importance as we can communicate strongly with images throughout and across cultures, although the perception of images is partially connected to cultural patterns. In all cultures and subcultures around the world, we find movement and music as a crucial elements of cultural expression and they have a deep, vibrant communication throughout cultures. If we access to this diversity and cultivate variety, a meeting between and across cultures shall be possible. At first stands, tough, the artist that moves a cross cultures and creates art through encounters with others.

 

Cross Culture Art aims to build bridges between cultures. In a contemporary society where walls are built and fear and hatred are spread, the encounter between cultures is more important than ever. Cross Culture Art aims to step over barriers and walls, to encounter people, searching for the essence of human relations within the beauty of cultural expressions. It is an artistic and political action for a less fearful, less hateful, less alienated global society.