FEDORA

Prize for Education
Nominees 2019

Jury
Nominee
Co-OPERAtive: An intercultural and collaborative opera hub for young people
Platform member

Greece
Greek National Opera

€165
collected

5

Number of donors

Co-OPERAtive

Project Pitch

Co-OPERAtive is an opera hub for a mixed group of 60 young Athenians and unaccompanied refugees aged 15-17. The art of opera will function as a common language of the first intercultural youth opera hub in Europe. Co-OPERAtive aims to broaden opera’s appeal to adolescents, highlighting cultural diversity and social cohesion. This opera hub will accommodate intensive training on music, dance, and theatre that will culminate in the staging of the first original intercultural and collaborative opera created by a youth opera company and inspired by its dreams and aspirations. Foregrounding the collaborative nature of opera, Co-OPERAtive places collaboration at the heart of its design and implementation by building strong alliances with two partner organisations, ARSIS and The HOME Project.



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Co-OPERAtive is an innovative model of non-formal creative learning that will accommodate intensive training on music, dance, and theatre on a weekly basis between January and June 2020, free of charge for all participants. This intercultural and vibrant community will be hosted in the facilities of the GNO at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), with the aim of providing a space of belonging for the mixed groups of participants.

Inspired by its dreams and aspirations, this project aims to create as its artistic output, the first intercultural and collaborative opera created by a youth opera company. Acknowledging the cultural disparities that arise through migrant settlement, Co-OPERAtive uses the art of opera as the platform on which local and migrant youth will be encouraged to creatively voice matters of ownership, belonging and identity. All partner organisations will employ their forces alongside the expertise of the Artistic team to readdress the role of opera in contemporary Athens – a city whose multicultural identity awaits to be celebrated by its youth.


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Why should you support this project ?

By supporting Co-OPERAtive, you empower local youth to create an original opera inspired by the intercultural and multifaceted societies we live in.

How can you make a difference ?

• As of € 10, we can pay for stationery required for the theatre workshops

•As of € 20, you contribute to catering services for young participants

•As of € 50, you contribute to Artistic Team’s fees

•As of € 100, we can pay for interpreters to support the music/dance/theatre workshops

•As of € 200, we can buy musical instruments to be played by the participants during the creative process and the final performance

•As of € 350, we can cover the expenses of broadcasting the final performance live through GNO’s YouTube Channel

•As of € 500, we can provide regular transportation to all participants 

Artistic Team

Themelis Glynatsis

Themelis Glynatsis

Stage Director

Andys Skordis

Andys Skordis

Co-OPERAtive's Music supervision/ Conductor/Sound design

Evi Nakou

Evi Nakou

Education Specialist

Ann Kristin Sofroniou

Ann Kristin Sofroniou

Musician

Eleni Moleski

Eleni Moleski

Dramaturge

Panagiotis Exarcheas

Panagiotis Exarcheas

Actor

Edgen Lame

Edgen Lame

Choreographer

Katerina Gevetzi

Katerina Gevetzi

Dancer

Christina Spanou

Christina Spanou

Set, Costume, Video & Light Designer

Giorgos Matskaris

Giorgos Matskaris

Dancer/ Movement Supervision

Eva Karterou

Eva Karterou

Production Manager

Niki Xenou

Niki Xenou

Partnerships Strategic Planning

Partners

Logo ARSIS

ARSIS

Greece

Logo Melissa

Melissa

Greece

The Home Project

The Home Project

Greece

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