Launched in 2017, this project has broadened Coletiva Teatro’s first research project named Intercultural Collective Creative Exercises by proposing a collaboration with groups from other cultures. With a similar goal but a different scope from the first project, this one seeks to create dialogue and exchanges between cultures and their respective collective creative exercises. This enables apprenticeship through exercises based on distinct modes of theatre-making as well as the creation of new exercises that are intercultural in nature. Recent activities include work with an American group at Texas State University (2018) and a Greek group at Analogio Festival (2019).
When it comes to theatre arts, it’s common knowledge that every theatrical creation is made by a group of artists, but what we establish as collective theatre-making and the extension of the collectivization involved can vary greatly as different aesthetic, poetic, political and ethical procedures are adopted by the ensemble. Therefore, the studies of these practices allows a deeper understanding of how specific collectivization processes occurs. In the same way, but in the opposite direction, the creation of new ways and categories of collectivization enables the emergence of new methods of producing collective theatre-making and theatrical praxis. In this sense this project’s goals is, given a certain topic, research and systematize useful possibilities of both collective creation exercises and collective meaning-making procedures. Recent results from this project include the exercises named Poetic Doors and Liquid Characters.