Marseille Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture co-organizes 500 projects and presents more than 300 labeled projects. It means, on the whole region of Marseilles and a large part of Provence, a lot of participants and visitors expected. Our vision is to make Marseille- Provence 2013 stand out as an exemplary Euro-Mediterranean region. We want to build a hub for creativity, artistic encounters and dialogue. To give a place to experimental procedures not subject to the dictates of productivity and profit is not an easy goal. But it is a strong will of the organizers.
TRY ANGLE – Performing Arts Research Laboratories, which has received the support of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Union, has found its natural place in this device because it responds in an exemplary manner to several criteria. Artists need platforms such as TRY ANGLE in order to circulate their works, question their projects and develop their skills. As artists continue to question the world, to push boundaries and challenge preconceptions, they need supportive spaces for artistic experiment, risk-taking and development. Firstly it is worn by one of the emblematic places of the Marseilles scene, the Théâtre des Bernardines. For 25 years, Alain Fourneau makes this place a must for the presentation of the most innovative emerging approaches. With France and the Bernadines, TRY ANGLE combines two European partners of great relevance. The first in a country deeply rooted in Mediterranean culture, Portugal and O Espaço do Tempo in Montemor-o-Novo led by Rui Horta, the second one is Germany and tanzhaus nrw in Düsseldorf led by Bertram Müller
Together they have recruited more than 60 artists from over 20 different nationalities set up a large laboratory research and experimentation that has circulated in the three venues during the year 2012 and they present us with a plethora of achievements in Marseille in fall 2013.
Director, Marseille-Provence 2013