Open Call mittelyoung 2024

14 December 2023 – 14 February 2024

The opportunity to become part of a whole new generation on stage: the young Europe is here, now.

From 16 to 18 July 2024, 9 selected shows will be staged in Cividale del Friuli for the fourth edition of Europe’s most under30 festival.

Applications are open to artists and ensembles under 30 in the fields of theatre, music, dance and circus from 27 European countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine.

All applications will be examined by a group of curators under 30 built thanks to the collaboration between mittelfest and some institutions and training bodies of Friuli Venezia Giulia region:
Associazione culturale Arearea, Civica Accademia d’Arte Drammatica Nico Pepe, Conservatorio Statale di Musica Giuseppe Tartini di Trieste, Conservatorio Statale di Musica Jacopo Tomadini di Udine, Fondazione Luigi Bon, Università degli Studi di Trieste, Università degli Studi di Udine, e anche Associazione culturale Circo all’incirca, Associazione culturale Quarantasettezeroquattro, Associazione giovanile Robida, Convitto Nazionale Paolo Diacono, Istituto Tecnico Arturo Malignani, Scuola di Danza Erica Bront, Teatro Club Udine – Palio Teatrale Studentesco.
In addition, a few people selected by the SNG Nova Gorica (Slovenia) will be part of the curatores group.

Nine titles will be selected from the proposals received (2 theatre, 2 music, 2 dance, 2 circus and one show that may belong to one of the aforementioned categories) to be scheduled between 16 and 18 July 2024 in Cividale del Friuli.

The same group of curators under 30 will select, during the days of mittelyoung, 3 shows to be included in the playbill of mittelfest Disorders. The selected performances will be scheduled between 20 and 22 July 2024 in Cividale del Friuli.

The Open Call is open from 14 December 2023 to 14 February 2023.

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“Yet, the chaos of that bizarre universe, which emerged a hundred years ago, has set the pace for our age, of hyper-fast trains, of relentless automatons and satellite technologies, of magnetic resonance imaging and drones – whether they carry Christmas parcels or bombs we do not know. Yet, the chaos of that bizarre universe, which emerged a hundred years ago, reverberates in the feelings of this age, in the wide-eyed gaze at lights that alone twirl in the dark, in the rapture of those who cry out their discomfort at the incessant novelties and impositions, in the weary bewilderment of the relentless travellers, free and otherwise, in the excitement of those who turn every trick into a new possibility.
What to do in the face of this bewilderment: try to put everything back in line by following the icy rules of times past and future algorithms, or let oneself go on an adventure with the demure ferocity of sex in one’s twenties, riding what comes, in goodness and horror? Take shelter within one’s own walls, watching from a screen what happens outside and hoping not to end up there, or throw oneself as a protagonist in the centre of the frame? Or perhaps, like a tightrope walker, attempt to navigate the world, wobbling along one’s own slender path, suspended precariously towards the goal, amidst conflicts, illusions, races, hopes and other sumptuous disorders? The die is not cast”

Giacomo Pedini, Artistic Director
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