New Forms in Mixdoor Performing Arts Practices was a combined intercultural initiative, collaboration between art forms, artists and European countries. The four elements of the projects were the juggling and contemporary circus, vertical dance, 3D mapping and GPS-based human interface. We have made a performance structure with three stages, one outside and one inside performance linked to small, site-specific happenings on the way to the theatre. Our aim was to improve the contemporary art forms and to bring up the various arts as well as the people and continents around the globe. In 2014 it was was selected as a single Hungarian initiative by the European Commission Creative Europe Program.
The need of a fresh audience approach led us to explore different expressive means of artistic creation and underline their common ground. The process of research has determined the project’s main axis: the combined use of exterior public space and the indoor theatrical spaces. (Mixdoor = outdoor & indoor).
Within the project the performers and professionals (visual, set design, technical etc.) worked together with artists chosen at each performance venue. There were two preparing phases: first the permanent crew was selected, during a one-week-long workshops, they created the show in Hungary; then during the tour of the performance, in each country, new artists joined to the company. The workshops were organized in different countries: the 2- week-long inspiration period took place in Elefsina, while the performance was created in Budapest, during a 6-week-long period, but it was presented (together with workshops) in almost each of the partner countries.
Mixdoor project was co-funded by Creative Europe program of the E.U.