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Trieste Contemporanea announces the first edition of the international Squeeze it Trieste Contemporanea Contest, aimed to promote and support new artistic creations at the crossing of theatre and the visual arts.
The competition is dedicated to Franco Jesurun, a professional theatre artist and founder of three cultural organisations in Trieste (Italy).
The contest is specifically directed at the new European generations in order to encourage future professionals to create original projects, which are characterized by the dynamic interaction between the contemporary creativity of theatre and the languages of the visual arts and of the new media.
The initiative is aimed also at developing moments of connection, based on multicultural and multilingual exchange, between young artists and professionals from Europe (seminars of analysis, workshops, mobility of professionals and participating finalists).
The contestants are asked to create an original, unpublished and low budget theatrical action in a small format, organically connected to the themes and issues of contemporary visual arts, taking into account the opportunities offered by the new media.
In keeping with the logic of the Award, the applying theatrical action must be able fit in an ideal 4mx4mx4m size box and last no longer than 16 minutes.
There is no entry fee.
The award is open to young contestants born in EU member countries, in CEI member states, in Kosovo and in Turkey.
The finalists will actually perform in the final evening of the contest their 16 minutes theatrical action and will be invited to participate in a formative and in-depth workshop regarding issues relating to the contest’s objectives.
The Franco Jesurun Award 2014 will give the final winner the opportunity to collaborate with an internationally renowned video artist with whom he will realize a professional video of the theatrical action which won the prize.
The Online Squeeze it Award 2014 will be given to the video clip, ranked first in an on-line public vote of semifinalists’ video clips. The winner will be invited to participate in the workshop of the finalists.