A look into 2018...

A look into 2018...

 

2018 will be a year of confirmations and a year of seeing our projects take a concrete shape. In the coming year, we aim at extending our reach both in the area of Ticino and abroad and at exploring spaces - artistic and physical - that have not been explored before. Our projects for 2018 will not be only artistic projects, even if arts remain our focus, but also projects oriented towards responsible living and connecting with the world around us.

 

The projects of 2018

  • Terror by Ferdinand von Schirach - rehearsals for the premiere will start in January 2018, and the premiere has been confirmed for May 2018, both in Giubiasco and in Milan. Upcoming performances are planned to take place at the Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona and at the LAC in Lugano.

  • #JeSuis - a co-production of paradise is here and the Aakash Odedra Company, which explores the changing climate of freedom of expression in Turkey and on the Syrian/Iraqi migrant crisis. The contemporary dance piece will have the premiere in February 2018 in Abu Dhabi and will be presented throughout Europe and abroad in 2018. In 2017, a work-in-progress version of #JeSuis was presented within the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was awarded the Amnesty International Freedom of Speech Award. 

  • Pilot project - a cooperation project between the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana and the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden, which will involve the composition and choreography students of the two universities, who will have a unique opportunity to create short term work together. The performances will initially take place in Lugano and Dresden.

  • Condivio - a project for the community of Ticino, which will include a series of education and social activities for the local community. In the streets of Ticino, joining schools and neighborhoods, encouraging a slanted look at things, raising teenagers on the stage, putting backpacks on the shoulders and entering museums and theaters, Condivio aims at opening discussions, mind and senses for the community around us.

  • Our new online shop - the end of 2017 has brought a first peak into our online shop, which will take a concrete shape in 2018. The products that we have so far as well (among which a Stella Bernrain organic chocolate box and 100% cotton bags) as well as those that we are working on for 2018 are not only practical object of design, but products that encourage local production and that are made with care and with responsibility for nature and for the surrounding environment. Check them out here.

Our 2017 - a retrospective

Our 2017 - a retrospective

 

2017 was a year of many beginnings and the year we saw our first projects realised. One of our most important achievements of the year was the creation of important and valuable partnerships that form the base of our activity and that allows us to spread our concept of paradise everywhere.

 

Our year in projects:

  • Borderline: new technologies, new media, new artistic forms - a three-days interdisciplinary project realised in collaboration with the National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest, aimed at presenting a series of performances situated at the border between theatre, visual arts, dance, video and technology. The idea of the project was to create a cultural dialogue between the two countries (Switzerland and Romania) and to examine how these hybrid performances transcend and simultaneously broaden the boundaies of arts.

  • Terror by Ferdinand von Schirach - a co-production with the Triennale del Teatro dell'Arte in Milan, directed by Kami Wilhelmina Manns, a theatre production in which the audience takes and active role by deciding the outcome of the piece. The production has started in 2017 with a reading performance at our workspace in Giubiasco and will have its premiere in May 2018 in Milan.

  • Stations/ Heimkehr - an interdisciplinary film and conceptual design project for the Arsenal Museum of Contemporary Art (Sofia), by director Kami Manns, based on the story "Return home" by Franz Kafka. The project follows the current social trend of so-called multi-localism and investigates multilocal identities through conceptual design, video art and exhibition installation. The film will be presented in film festival and contemporary arts museums throughout Europe in 2018/19.

  • Artistic residencies program - we started the program in 2017 with the first artist-in-residence of paradise is here, Aakash Odedra, who presented a Kathak dance workshop at our work space in Giubiasco. The program will continue in 2018 with other artistic residencies, that will include activities open to the local community.

 

We thank our partners for 2017:

  • Public institutions: Canton Ticino, Swiss Embassy in Romania
  • Foundations: Pro Helvetia, Migros Kulturprozent, Ticino Film Comission, Goethe Institut
  • Academic centres: National University of Theatre and Film Bucharest, National Arts University Bucharest, Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden
  • Theatres: La Triennale Teatro dell'Arte Milano, Teatro Sociale Bellinzona
  • Artistic companies: Aakash Odedra Company, Trickster-p

 


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paradise is here crede in progetti che uniscono persone e culture diverse,
e nel fatto che ognuno di noi possa creare ovunque si trovi, il suo proprio paradise.

Fondato in Ticino nel 2016, il centro si prefigge l’obiettivo di contribuire al benessere e a migliorare la qualità della vita sia in un contesto locale, che da un punto di vista globale, attraverso progetti interdisciplinari che connettono arte, cultura e natura.

Diventa parte di questa grande esperienza, incoraggiando la produzione locale e contribuendo al paradise ovunque!

Il ricavato dalle vendite verrà interamente devoluto alle attività che paradise is here propone in Ticino.


test post it

paradise is here crede in progetti che uniscono persone e culture diverse,
e nel fatto che ognuno di noi possa creare ovunque si trovi, il suo proprio paradise.

Fondato in Ticino nel 2016, il centro si prefigge l’obiettivo di contribuire al benessere e a migliorare la qualità della vita sia in un contesto locale, che da un punto di vista globale, attraverso progetti interdisciplinari che connettono arte, cultura e natura.

Diventa parte di questa grande esperienza, incoraggiando la produzione locale e contribuendo al paradise ovunque!

Il ricavato dalle vendite verrà interamente devoluto alle attività che paradise is here propone in Ticino.