ALTER EGO (X) is a European theatre company founded in 2019 in Paris. Through its different projects, it promotes transdisciplinary theatre formats that question our society and its relationship to Europe as a territory.
ALTER EGO (X) aims at creating in and with diversity. Through its different projects it seeks to invent theatre formats that allow everyone to express theirselves. The starting point is always linked to the urge to make our voices heard in the common space represented by our present society. To bring together voices of citizens from all over Europe in order to be able to build a European society based on human beings.
The company's activities are organised around three pillars:
- Transmission: theatre workshops with young people (18-35 years old) to create collective art works tackling present-day society issues
- Laboratory: European cooperation projects
- Production: performing arts productions
"Today Europe faces a huge crisis (migrants, Brexit, rise of populism…) in which it's essential to redefine the meaning of our European territory. A territory made for citizens, for exchanges, for peace and equality of rights. That can only happen if European citizens become more aware that they count and that their voices are important. We do believe that arts and culture are key points to achieve this major aim. Because they are at the root of interconnection, dialogue and knowledge transmission. That's why we use theatre as a means of expression that is accessible for everyone."
Why is Alter Ego X joining the ENCC?
"European cultural networks are the best place to share ideas and practices and to meet new people from all over the world. They are platforms to initiate new forms of dialogue through artistic and cultural activities, and essential for a better understanding of the European cultural field. Being part of the ENCC helps us discover new practices and methods and meet possible future partners. As we work on many topics related to the social inclusion of minorities, we are also interested in taking part in research projects, studies, thinktanks and others in the near future."