The CRISOL (crucible) project has been designed with the aim of interweaving experiences between performing artists – Italian and from different countries – with the idea of a future that will go beyond identity boundaries and where the melting pot of cultures will represent an enrichment based on diversity and pluralism of identities.
By favoring an exchange of knowledge, in which ideas, cultures and territories come together like metals in the crucible, it is possible to create a virtuous circle that can give life to new scenarios of meeting and cooperation.
CRISOL intends to be an instrument to access unknown territories and bring out new artistic knowledge, leading us to open a network of cultural communication and co-operation between Italy and European and extra-European countries through which the artists involved will be able to broaden their horizons and internationalize their research and practices.

CRISOL is an innovative and ambitious project that proposes dialogue and cooperation between an Italian network of partners and a number of international organizations and festivals: the relationship and mediation between Italian and foreign contemporary performing arts production will lead to a fusion of cultures, experiences and knowledge capable of finding a common and shared development.
The project is driven by the need to create new cultural models, not only based on mutual knowledge but also on the background and the cultural and artistic experience of each participant, which become essential for a fruitful artistic cooperation.
The dialogue, the fusion, the crucible of different performative and creative practices wants to generate an open confrontation on cultural diversity that can overcome boundaries.

Articulated in different phases and promoted by a network of 7 Italian and 14 international partners (from Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Lebanon, Bulgaria, Armenia, India, China, Macao, Singapore, Korea) CRISOL is a path of meeting, research, artistic accompaniment and creation for young and emerging Italian and foreign authors, as well as a training and networking experience for young operators.

CRISOL develops in four different paths throughout four geographical areas.
Each path, which will also involve young operators, focuses on a specific topic.

The spread of Covid-19 as a pandemic has had a strong impact not only on the performing arts sector as a whole, but even more significantly on projects such as CRISOL which are based on international mobility.
The four paths in which CRISOL is divided, which originally were planned with activities in different countries, have therefore been modified and will develop with a first part of online research and collaborative work / digital residencies (through online tools and video communication platforms such as Zoom) from June 2020. The project will continue with a second part of live work (residencies and presentations of the results) until March 2021.

Africa – Community
East Mediterranean – Tradition and digital realities
East – Innovation and technology
East Asia – Form and tradition










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