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Between the Seas Festival

New York City, August 29th- September 4th  2011


Join us in celebrating contemporary Mediterranean culture!



Between the Seas Festival is organized for the very first time in New York City from August 29th to September 4th 2011 at the Wild Project theater space in the heart of the East Village. The festival seeks to engage performing artists and researchers from the Mediterranean and Mediterranean diaspora with the following goals:

-       Share with New York City audiences the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary cultural production from the Mediterranean, aspects of which often remain inaccessible and under-represented in North America

-       Encourage exchange and future artistic collaborations between NYC-based and Mediterranean-based artists

-       Contribute to the examination of Mediterranean identity/ies by encouraging discussion and exploration of the region’s commonalities and differences as manifested in arts, history, culture, geography and politics

-       Generate interest and debate over Mediterranean identity and culture, envisioning the region’s potential as a model of cross-cultural exchange beyond polarizing and homogenizing discourses.

The festival is produced by Les Manouches Theater Company with the collaboration of distinguished scholars, theater practitioners and festival managers from the US and Europe.  


We now invite submissions for artistic performances [music, dance, theater] and scholarly papers from emerging and established artists, researchers and academic practitioners. The deadline for submissions is March 30th 2011. Please see for information and submission guidelines in each category.For information email

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MedInitiative:call for artists/collaborators

Call for artists/collaborators

Les Manouches theater company is looking for artists [visual,music,dance,performance], scholars and cultural workers based in NewYork who

-are originally from the Mediterranean

-who belong to the Mediterranean diaspora,

-whose work is informed by or interested in contemporary Mediterranean identity and culture

-who have a keen professional interest in Mediterranean culture

to join us for the creation of the MedInitiative. The MedInitiative will be a network and database that will provide information on the participating artists and their work andwill serve as a platform for the exchange of ideas, information and interests.Through the MedInitiative we seek to find artists and collaborators for theorganization of Between The Seas, a festival of Mediterranean performing artsin NYC. For more information and if you are interested in the project pleasesend your resume, and a letter expressing your interest and background to: Forinformation on Les Manouches please visit

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