ALTER EGO (X) — a European theatre company creating in and with diversity!
ALTER EGO (X) is a non-profit organisation and European theatre company based in Paris and Lausanne. They organise their work around three main pillars: "Transmission" (monthly workshops with non-professionals artists to work on the concept of European identity through theatre) — "Laboratory" (a way through European cooperation to explore the power of arts and especially theatre in tackling major current societal issues, especially by leading/taking part in projects at the crossroads between social, educational and cultural fields) — "Creation" (production of theatre performances inspired by the European context through artistic residences abroad and international touring). The company takes the European cultural landscape as a key element in its development strategy and for this reason they promote the values of sharing and meeting in all their projects. They also aim at creating in and with diversity: they seek to invent theatre formats that allow everyone to express themselves. Their starting point is always linked to the urge of making citizens' voices heard in the common space all over Europe in order to be able to build a European society based on human beings.
Staff members: 0-5
Expertise: European citizenship and identity
Target group: They reach the community in its diversity.
Areas of work: Artistic activities — Community & civic activities — Art education & other educational activities — International projects (EU and beyond) / managing EU funds — Capacity building activities / Courses / Trainings / Lifelong learning activities — Networking / cooperation —Advocacy / Policy
Fields of work: Theatre — Dance — Amateur art
Topics of work: Diversity, minorities, interculturalities & identities / migration & refugees — Fighting discrimination / stereotypes, inclusion, social cohesion & community development — Children (0-12 years old) — Young people (13-30 years old) — Gender & sexual orientation equality — Cultural management & methods — Human rights & Democracy — Territorial development on local level and in urban areas — European citizenship and identity — International(isation) and mobility
EU/International cooperation: Invited as expert for the project Eye Endecameron (Erasmus+ project, 4 partners, artistic and civic exchange for young people)
Priorities for the network: Finding new partners, taking part in European projects — Finding residencies places, places where they could perform, co-production — Being seen as an Ambassador promoting the great work of European cultural networks to both artists and cultural managers in France — Advocating for the necessity of culture in Europe — Getting trained in different fields