Invitation to Participate in the Theatrical Youth Exchange Program “Roots and Wings”

Land Without Man- Fabrica Athens- Mostar Organisation

Where do I come from and where do I go?

How deep can I dive to the ground and how high can I fly?

I take a step back and take three steps forward. I go back to my roots, discover where my existence comes from and create a foothold in the here and now to spread wings in the endless sky.

The multiactive Art Group “Fabrica Athens” and the German Non-Profit Organization “Mostar Friedensprojekt” collaborate for the 3rd consecutive year and carry out the 4th in a row Youth Exchange Program between Greece and Germany entitled “Roots and Wings”, supported by the Greek-German Youth Foundation.

In the projects co-organized by the two organizations, the art of Theater is used as an educational and social tool, and more specifically the theatrical method “Theater of Research” used by Fabrica Athens and the presenter of the method Fanis Katechos.

In this year’s Youth Exchange theme “Roots and Wings”, participants are invited to a personal journey of self-knowledge and identification of their roots. They put themselves under the microscope and find the ingredients from which they come and are made, either biologically or spiritually. Ingredients that will mix them to create their own tree that will bloom. Along with the personal search of each one, the people who will make up the team will meet in a deep field, where they will support each other by submitting their stories, finding the components that unite them.

In this experience will be next to them the instructors of Fabrica Athens, Fanis Katechos and Giovanna Michaliadi Sarti, who will help the participants to transform the story into a theatrical act and human virtues. Through the “Theater of Research” and the use of elements from the theatrical methods of Jerzy Grotowski, Eugenio Barba, Peter Brook, Suzan Batson, but also from the art of the Circus and the practice of Yoga, an inseparable group spirit is created among young people. , discover their physical and spiritual boundaries, overcome obstacles and become eyewitnesses of an internal and group transformation.

The stories that the young artists will bring and the practices that they will practice, will be the material of the trainers, for the composition of the homonymous with the performance program.

The Greek-German Youth Exchange Program “Roots and Wings” will last 15 days from September 25 to October 10.

The first part of the project (September 25 – October 2) will be held in Athens (Fabrica Athens artspace, Kerameikos) and the second part (October 3 – October 10) in Berlin (Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte, Berlin.) The play created by the young people and directed by Fabrica Athens, will be presented on a theatrical stage in Berlin on October 9. The hours of the Program will be 09:00 to 15:00 throughout the ten days. The participants in the Program need to be present every day of the project and to be 10 minutes earlier in the places where the workshops will take place.

Young people up to 30 years old can register at the Youth Exchange. Participants are invited to collect the following material, inspired by the theme “Roots and Wings”. The material will be presented on the first day of the workshops of the Program. Those participants who play a musical instrument and wish to use it can bring it. Please be consistent in your work before and during the project.


– 1 Text – personal text, poem, play, essay etc. (10 – 20 series)

– 1 Song or Musical composition

– 1 Picture – photo, painting, collage etc.

Those interested in the Greek-German Youth Exchange Program “Roots and Wings” are invited to send their CV, a recent photo and the reason they wish to participate in the project to on “Application – Roots and Wings”. For any question you can contact the Fabrica Athens team at the above email address. Registrations until September 2, 24:00.

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