From August 28 to September 10, 2017, the artists of the La MaMa Theater in partnership with the Artpolis Center, in the Oda theater in Pristina and in the artistic village Kukaj focused on raising new capacities of artists and artists in the exploration of sound , music and gestures, as well as using lyrics from La MaMa’s famous 1974 production “TROJANET”.
About La Mama:
La Mama experimental theater is dedicated to all artists everywhere in the world. The theater was founded in 1961 by Ellen Stewart, while it is traditionally known as the theater of all world’s cultures. La Mama has presented more than 150,000 artists from around the world in hundreds of different countries. Every year, La Mama theater presents over 80 productions, while it is visited by 34,000 visitors of all ages. This theater supports every individual who creates art by giving you promotion opportunities and financial support.
The show “TROJANS” produced by Zana Hoxha is based on an ancient Greek drama that fosters a favorable environment to nurture and strengthen relations between communities. It combines the life and struggle between ancient and modern times, reflecting suffering, love, life, well-being, solidarity and cooperation. This play is based on the 2500 year old drama “Trojans” and its themes of war, displacement, violence against women, children and genocide.
The function of theater for centuries has been to find a common reason and sense of humanity to create a better world. Her staging is unique in the way actors and audience interact. The power of this special show has been proven in presentations over the past 40 years and in more than 30 nations.
“Trojans” is unique because it uses a combination of workshops, rehearsals, presentations, dialogue and community awareness.
The participation of 30 artists and activists results in a common conversation of the language of peace, love and solidarity that serves as a guide for future generations of artists and cultural activists.
Participants experiment with sound reinforcement methods and the use of pure voice during this program. Students experiment with gestures and body language. The artist(s) studies(y) the music and add songs, stories and movements from their personal experiences to the material. The partnership will be in the form of an ensemble. A conversation area will be provided about the production process, the show’s themes and connections to our daily lives.