The Cities on Stage/Ciudades en Escena Project seeks to create a shared dynamic over a number of years amongst six important theatres on the European scene: Odéon Théâtre de l'Europe (Paris), Théâtre National de la Communauté Française (Brussels), Folkteatern (Gothenburg, Sweden), Teatro Stabile di Napoli (Naples), Teatrul National Radu Stanca (Sibiu, Romania) and Teatro de La Abadía (Madrid).
This initiative has received the support of the European Commission within the framework of its Culture Programme, constituting one of the EU's most important projects in this respect.
Focusing on the idea of coexistence in modern cities, Cities on Stage will present a series of productions written by prestigious and up-and-coming creators, as well as other activities whose purpose is to promote the exchange and express interconnection of the cultural and social life in each of the member cities.
On 24th January 2012, "Cities on Stage" was presented by the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Durão Barroso, coinciding with the première of Exils (text and direction by Fabrice Murgia) and a photo exhibition organised under the slogan, "Moving Cities". Subsequently, the following works were produced within the framework of this project: Fragmente by Lars Norén and Sofia Jupither; La réunification des deux Corées by Joël Pommerat; and Solitaritate by Gianina Carbunariu. Coming soon: Le sorelle Macaluso by Emma Dante.
Official Website: http://www.citiesonstage.eu/
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The Teatro de La Abadía is a member of the Spanish State-Owned Network of Theatres, Auditoriums, Circuits and Festivals, a non-profit-making body that was set up in the year 2000, based on an agreement with the Ministry of Culture. The Network is currently made up of 123 theatres and auditoriums and 10 regional circuits in different Spanish regions, which represent more than 450 stage venues.
The main objective is to boost cooperation among different bodies, thus offering better services to all theatre lovers. The Network also organises courses and meetings for professionals and serves as a forum for summoning members of the profession to events and workshops staged by associated organisations.
The French Embassy in Spain habitually collaborates with La Abadía in order to promote French culture throughout the country and its projection through the realm of the arts.