TEMPLE – THE ART’N BE PART PROJECT
For the first time, the CAPE-Centre des Arts Pluriels d’Ettelbruck is launching a major artistic and participatory project aimed at young people aged 12 to 20, living, attending school or attending one of the extracurricular structures located in the Nordstad and the northern region of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. No prior artistic knowledge is required, only motivation is important.
This pedagogical project, entitled “TEMPLE – THE ART’N BE PART PROJECT”, will pursue wider societal objectives: to contribute to the empowerment of young people and the development of their capacity for reflection and judgement, to offer them attractive opportunities to discover, practise and learn, and in general to play an active role in supporting their personal and collective development, thus promoting a harmonious life path within our society.
This initiative was launched on the basis of an initial proposal and with the financial support of Fondation Sommer.
The form, content and general objective of the project can be defined in one sentence: “To encourage each adolescent to express himself, create and transmit in order to become the actor of his life”.
“TEMPLE” will involve the disciplines of a musical theatre production, such as dance (hip-hop and modern jazz), music, singing, costumes, scenography (sets, lighting), writing, etc. This project will be carried out with an artistic collective gathered around the dancer Nathalie Moyen (contemporary choreographer), and will bring together Elric Vanpouille (multidisciplinary artist), Benoit Callens (urban dance/hiphop), Natercia Rebleo (independent stylist/model maker) and Sacha Hanlet (singer).
The preparatory phase will take the form of different workshops that will take place through 4 different workshop modules: the Theatre module, the Sewing/Scenography module, the Dance module and the Music/Singing module.
The intensive phase will begin with an immersion course followed by the final preparatory stage, including editing and final rehearsals at the CAPE. Finally, the creation and performances of the show developed by and with the young artists will take place in October 2021, marking the official opening of the CAPE season.
Partners: Nordstad Jugend, Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte.
The Biergerbühn was one of the first projects supported by the Sommer Foundation between 2017 and 2019. Through this participatory project, the collective Independent Little Lies created a space where children and adolescents could discover and exercise their creativity by staging a play that reflected their worldview. During weekly workshops at Kulturfabrik Esch, conducted by theatre and dance teachers, actors, writers, and set designers, the young participants learned about various practices and techniques of the theatre arts, and became authors themselves.
This project was selected by the Sommer Foundation because it saw great value in creating an alternative meeting-space for youngsters in the city of Esch, as such a space would have the potential to enhance the positive dynamic of the city’s cultural life. Thanks to the participatory process and the importance given to dialogue, the participants felt that they were encouraged to be creative, and they were able to grow in terms of their knowledge, artistic skills, and their sense of engagement.