Season #1 / Mooc #4 by ODC Ensemble > writing a performance from an open consultation

 

Season #1 / Mooc #4 by ODC Ensemble > writing a performance from an open consultation

  • Topic: How to develop a site specific performance based on a public debate? How to make the experience interactive even when performed? How to address and connect  people from the debate to the deliver?
  • Designer/developer: Elli Papakonstantinou, director / Dimitris Bampilis, dramaturge
  • Example.  ΜΕΤΑ, a performance about the end of the world.  The project questioned people to society in a moment of crisis and the period after. A site-specific performance that incorporates theatre, dance, music and visual arts.
  • Interview: Elli Papakonstantinou, director / Dimitris Bampilis, dramaturge

Season #1 / Mooc #2 by ExQuorum > writing on memory

Season #1 / Mooc #2 by Ex Quorum > Creating on memory

  • Topic: How to question a political topic with a youth group with less opportunities ? The Mooc will tell a process of writing (rewriting) inspired by official propaganda and online comments collected by an amateur group. The example material will be provided in the context of the Presidential elections of January 2016.
  • Designer/ Developer: Hugo Miguel Coelho and Ana Silveira Ferreira
  • Example: “Guerras/Crises” (“War/Crisis”), Hugo Miguel Coelho´s programme of work between 2010 and 2011, in whose context developed “Espuma” (“Froth”) inspired by online comments on that subject
  • Interview: Hugo Miguel Coelho

 

Partners meeting Riddarhyttan, October 2018

The fourth meeting of partners was held in Riddarhyttan (Sweden) on 13 and 14 October 2018, organized by Teatermaskinen.

The meeting allowed the partners to take stock of Polart Circle’s actions in 2018 and to establish the schedule for the final year of the project.

Saturday
Transplanisphere offers an overview of the second part of the completed project. Round table. Report of the partners of the activities. Estimated Agenda 2019. Budgetary Issues: What was funded? Which reports? What is left to finance? Elements of the interim report. Anticipate the final report

Concert of Freaky Fairytale Band

Sunday
Focus on Moocs. Focus on trainees / mobility. Focus on multiplier events. Focus on the web platform and communication strategy

7 partners participated to the meeting

 

Polart Circle Presentation / What Pedagogical Approaches for Adult Education? 7th EPALE France Thematic Meeting

On April 26, 2018, EPALE France organized in Paris
its 7th thematic meeting on the theme of “Cultural Action:
What Pedagogical Approaches for Adult Education?”

Among the guests, Bruno Freyssinet (coordinator of the Polart Circle project for  Transplansiphere) presented:

The creativity of the citizens by the digital – The Erasmus project “Polart Circle” by Transplanisphere, cultural actions with France, Sweden, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Link

 

As part of the European Polart Circle project, Transplanisphere publishes methodological videos that allow users to understand an artistic work process to reproduce it individually or as a group. For this workshop session, Bruno Freyssinet proposed to concretely approach one of these methods, or “how to write a documentary play on a subject inspired by the news”. In a few steps, participants were invited to experiment with this process as a group.

 
April 26  2018 – Paris, France

Partners meeting Athens, March 2018

The third partners meeting happened in Athens in March 2018, 2-3, hosted by ODC Ensemble.

The schedule of the meeting allowed the partners to share about the first developments of Polart in their respective countries and to do a round table about everyone propositions to improve the ongoing project.

Friday

Energizer. Transplanisphere overview of the first part. Round table Partners report of the activities. What went well/wrong? The estimative coming agenda 18-19. Budget issues : What has been funded? What reporting? What remains to be funded? Elements on intermediate report Anticipating the final report

Satuday

Focus on the Moocs. Focus on the trainees. Focus on the Multiplier Events. Focus on the Web platform and communication strategy

 

8 partners participated to the meeting

Season #1 / Mooc #4 by ODC Ensemble > writing a performance from an open consultation

  • Topic: How to develop a site specific performance based on a public debate? How to make the experience interactive even when performed? How to address and connect  people from the debate to the deliver?
  • Designer/developer: Elli Papakonstantinou, director / Dimitris Bampilis, dramaturge
  • Example.  ΜΕΤΑ, a performance about the end of the world.  The project questioned people to society in a moment of crisis and the period after. A site-specific performance that incorporates theatre, dance, music and visual arts.
  • Interview: Elli Papakonstantinou, director / Dimitris Bampilis, dramaturge

Polart Circle S1 M4 E1 / ODC Ensemble / step by step

Elli Papakonstantinou and team present the step by step process to develop a play.

Polart Circle S1 M4 E2 / ODC Ensemble / Interview Elli Papakonstantinou, director

Polart Circle S1 M4 E3 / ODC Ensemble / interview with Tilemachos Moussas


 

Polart Circle S1 M4 E4 / ODC Ensemble / interview Pantelis Makkas, visual artist

Polart Circle S1 M4 E5 / ODC Ensemble / simple exercices

Polart Circle S1 M4 E6 / ODC Ensemble / Forum extracts


 

 

Season #1 / Mooc #3 by Teatermaskinen > write a monolog through an investigation and a collection of testimonies

  • Topic: From the testimonies of many  people to the writing of one monolog for one character. How to collect, transcript, analyse, select and then create a monolog as the quintessence of the whole corpus.
  • Designer/developer: Jonas Engman and Hannes Olsson
  • Example. The Truth motherfucker, a monologue written from the collect of many  people testimonies all over Sweden. A Teatermaskinen production.   
  • Interview: Jonas Engman, artistic director of Teatermaskinen, Hannes Olsson, performer

Polart Circle S1 M3 E1 / Teatermaskinen / introduction

Interview by Berit Engman
 

Polart Circle S1 M3 E2 / Teatermaskinen / Interview Olga and Nina

Season #1 / Mooc #1 by La Transplanisphère > documentary theatre: interviewing experts and writing from their characters

  • Topic: Documentary theatre. How to write on a topic by running an investigation (interviews, immersive experience, reportage, data collection) and using this material to write a play.  
  • Designer/developer: Bruno Freyssinet and Arthur Navellou
  • Example. The European Crisis Games, a play inspired by a former documentary play and on the editing of interviews. Extracts from the play in Greece (Epidaurus), and in France (Paris).  
  • Interview: Bruno Freyssinet on the writing of The European Crisis Games. Interview of Xavier Timbaud, Economist and Director of L’Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques (OFCE),  which interviews has been used as a material in the play and that saw the result. Gregory Veux, composer of the ECG soundtrack. Boubkar Benzabat, documentary filmmaker.

Polart Circle S1 M1 E1 / step by step

Bruno Freyssinet and Arthur Navellou present the step by step process to develop a documentary play.

Get here the text version of the methodology

Polart Circle S1 M1 E2 / interview Gregory Veux

Grégory Veux, composer and musician, tells about tells about his creative work the context of the documentary play The European Crisis Games (2014).

 

Polart Circle S1 M1 E3 / interview Boubkar Benzabat

Boubkar Benzabat, cinematographer, tells about tells about his work for documentary films.

 

Polart Circle S1 M1 E4 / interview Xavier Timbaud, economist

Xavier Timbaud, economist, tells about what it feels to be interviewed in the context of the documentary play The European Crisis Games (2014) and to see his words on stage.

 

 

Activities

The first quick of meeting happened in Zagreb (Croatia) in Dec. 2016, 1-4, hosted by Public Open University


The second quick of meeting happened in Paris (France) in April 2017, 22-23, hosted by Transplanisphère at Cité des Sciences


The third partners meeting happened in Athens (Greece), on March 2-)3  2018, hosted by ODC Ensemble.


The fourth partners meeting took place in Riddarhyttan (Sweden), on October 13-14th 2018, hosted by Teatermaskinen

Bruno Freyssinet

Bruno Freyssinet, designer and director

artistic director of Transplanisphere projects

Bruno Freyssinet was trained at ENSATT (National School of Performing Arts) and at the Fémis – Screenwriting Workshop (National School of Cinema).

He is the artistic director of the company Transplanisphere projects. They question major themes of society through theater and through international cooperation supported by the European Commission.

In a few years, his work as a director opened up to the design and management of international projects. It has thus multiplied the experiences of cooperation, particularly with organizations or institutions that do not work in the same disciplinary field. He has also developed relationships with schools and universities (including Sciences Po Paris with 8 collaborations on different projects with students, and where he teaches in Master 1 on European cultural projects).

2011-2012. Bruno Freyssinet develops his first cooperation project with the support of EU (Culture Program). Rec>ON is a cooperation between artists from Turkey, Armenia, Germany and France on the theme of Reconciliation. This project runs from January 2011 to June 2012 in the 4 partner countries. He notably gives birth to the play Les Descendants (Aquarium, Cartoucherie) which he stages. The European Commission uses this project as a reference in 2012 in its brochure Audience Development and Bruno Freyssinet is speaker in Brussels at the European conference on this theme.

 

The Descendants, Yerevan (Armenia), Oct. 2012

2011-2014. The World Crisis Theater project questions the financial crisis and its political and social consequences in Europe, in the context of the economic crisis and the debt crisis. World Crisis Theater associates 6 other European countries (Greece, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, Iceland). Bruno Freyssinet writes and directs The European Crisis Games, which toured Europe in April 2014 (in Paris at Carreau du Temple, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Portugal). The project includes a curatorial component with the creation of plays in each participating country as part of the partnership, and Bruno Freyssinet is the artistic director. It also includes an academic component with a student meeting associating Sciences Po Paris, Freie Universitat Berlin, London School of Economics and Galatasaray Istanbul.

 

The European Crisis Games, Evora (Portugal), April 2014

 

For one of the actions of this project, Transplanisphere works in collaboration with the Chapiteau de la Fontaine aux Images in Clichy sous Bois (France). With a group of Sciences Po students and amateurs from the public of the Chapiteau, a series of workshops are organized between Paris (Carreau du Temple) and Clichy, with the support of the Citizen Projects of the Ile de France Region.

An Art-Science project is also developed with Des vues de l’Esprit based at Paris Sud University (Orsay). Crisis au Ventre resulted in a public workshop at Carreau du Temple and the creation of a digital art work broadcast at Carreau and Sas (Paris Sud, Orsay).

 

2013-2015. Bruno Freyssinet is leading a new European cooperation project, One Land Many Faces, on the idea of European identity in the context of European countries in crisis of identity (Spain, Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, France). Creation in January 2015 at the Carreau du Temple and tour in September in the other 5 countries of the partnership.

One Land Many Faces, Berlin (Germany), Dec. 2013

This project has included in its initial partnership the French Institute’s new cooperation office, the first European cooperation signed by this entity.

2014-2016. Bruno Freyssinet collaborates in the design and artistic direction of Hotel Obscura, an Australian project of cooperation with Greece, Austria and France. He questions the place of the hotel in the public space and the fantasies that it conveys. For this project, he acts as a pedagogue (especially during a European workshop at the FAI-AR Higher Education for Art in the Public Space / Marseille) and curator (by participating in the selection of young French artists invited to create in situ works for the project in the other participating countries). Finally, he is one of the 4 designers and directors of an in situ show created in the Hotel Best Western in Tours (France) in February 2016.

From September 2013 to July 2015, Bruno Freyssinet is in residence at Carreau du Temple to develop his European projects. In this context, his company was a member of the International Cluster Ile de France which brought together actors from the Paris region who are internationally oriented (notably The Idf Region – International Unit, Arcadi, the French Institute, Relais Culture Europe …). He also accompanied some actions of the Incubator Young Talents Carreau du Temple, including the sensitization of young artists Ile-de-France to cooperation projects.

2016-2019, Bruno Freyssinet is the artistic director of the Polart Circle project: a platform of partners on a European scale involving artistic companies, universities, civic NGOs, youth integration associations. The activities bring together artist-educators, teachers, experts and young people interested in the relationship between art and politics. They are conducted over 3 years and consist of workshops, research, residencies, production of web content (Mooc) and events.

  1. With the Transplanisphere, Bruno Freyssinet joins the sas (airlock) – science-art-society, a group focused on research, design, production and distribution of artistic and scientific works. The sas aims to develop a culture of science-art-society project, to promote a scientific and artistic culture and to support art-science projects. In 2017, a sas experience has been led at the City of Science and Industry. It brought together scientists, artists, teams and the public of the City to undertake experiments and collective creations.

In 2017, he worked for the first time with Smaïl Kanouté (choreographer and graphic designer) and staged his first solo Les Actes du désert, in residence at Mains d’Œuvres, at 104 and Carreau du Temple. The Acts of the Desert explores the initiatory journey of a young Malian man who leaves his country and crosses the desert to reach Europe. The project has already had some intermediate presentations, notably at Mains d’Œuvres, the Institut du Monde Arabe and Point Ephémère.

 

Les Actes du désert, Mains d’Œuvres (Saint Ouen, France), Novembre 2017

 

Here We Are / L’Appeso, Rocca Sinibalda (Italy), Aug. 2016

 

The company is currently developing Here We Are, an art platform that questions the relationship between Europeans and Migrants. How to provoke cross-artistic collaborations to displace difficult local community relations by placing them in the European field? How to write another story between Europeans and Migrants, which goes beyond crises, fear and intolerance towards the creation of common? (4 experiences have already brought together 100 young Europeans and young migrants as well as Italian, German, Portuguese and French artists for a series of workshops (August 2016 and 2017 in Leonessa and Rocca Sinibalda Italy, March 2017 Paris, April 2018 Dortmund).

A dossier was submitted at the Europe Creative call in January 18 with 11 partners from 6 countries (Portugal, Italy, Greece, Germany, Armenia, France), results in summer 18.

 

Since 2018, Bruno Freyssinet participates in the Grow from Seeds project initiated by the Gaiety School of Acting (Dublin, Ireland). He is writing in tandem a play to facilitate language learning for newcomer children. The project lasts 2 years on 2018-2019, and is supported by Erasmus +.