BORDERLINE REMIX: A Hip H'Opera for Border-Jumpers and Stowaways
The 2012 Borderline Remix debut performance was a smash hit this August in Mannheim, Germany. We can't wait for round two and three and four... Please visit the project's blog for a day by day run-through of our experience during the two production weeks this August.
The 2012 Borderline Remix unites Israeli, Palestinian, German, and African youth musicians, filmmakers and dancers (ages 16-21) to explore and voice experiences of migration and the quest for home.
Working together over the course of six months from their home countries (meeting in Jericho, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Mannheim) participants are exploring their diverse personal and communal narratives of forced migration, learning about the human right of asylum, and feeding their understanding, struggles, and hopes into their original music, film, and dance creations.
In August 2012, the full group will unite for the first time in Jerusalem, to weave their works together into the first ever Hip H'Opera of its kind. After one week of rehearsals and debut performances in Jerusalem and Jaffa/Tel Aviv, the group flies to Manheim, Germany where they will officially launch their performance tour and will film a promotional DVD. New performance dates will be added throughout 2012 and 2013.
Our goal is to inspire change by building understanding, awareness, and trust between project participants and across society.
The project is led by Heartbeat, ActiveVision, The Willy Brandt Center in Jerusalem, Addiktz e.V., and Teater Kapija.
In 2010, Heartbeat, the Willy Brandt Center in Jerusalem, and ActiveVision produced the precursor to Borderline Remix, the Hip Hop Hudna, which won the Europeans for Peace 2010 award for project of the year. The Hip Hop Hudna brought together sixteen Israeli, Palestinian and German rappers and musicians to explore the power of music to impact society, giving concerts in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Berlin, and producing True Love, a full length album of the participant's original music. The album can be heard here: http://heartbeatmusic.bandcamp.com
With the addition of Addiktz eV from Manheim and Teater Kapija from Sweden, the Borderline Remix takes cross-cultural, cross-conflict exchange beyond all borders, fusing artistic styles and addressing deep cross-cutting social issues facing every community in every country.
This project is 100% free for participants.
A bit more about the project partners:
ActiveVision, a legally registered non-governmental association in Israel, was established in 2006 by a group of creators who believe in the power of the visual image to create awareness and social change. www.active-vision.org
HEARTBEAT is an international community of musicians, educators, and students using music to build mutual understanding and transform conflict. Founded in 2007 under a Fulbright-MTVu Award, Heartbeat’s programs seek to empower Israeli and Palestinian musicians by creating opportunities and spaces for musicians from both sides to work together, hear each other, and amplify their voices to influence the world around them. www.heartbeat.fm
The Willy Brandt Center in Abu Tor, Jerusalem serves as a unique meeting space for communication and cooperation between Israelis, Palestinians, Germans, and people from around the world. www.willybrandtcenter.org
Teater Kapija: www.kapija.com
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