mAPs – migrating Artists Project – is a transmedia cooperation project between five European countries aiming to support and mentor professional, experienced artists through the production and dissemination of a premium screendance collection, with a commitment to strong ethical values, questioning contemporary societal issues and involving communities into creative processes, every step of the way.
The first mAPs collection focuses on the theme of POWER in Europe.
Each of mAPs teams is developing the project in its own country around a sub-theme connect to the POWER issue:
• DAN.CIN.LAB / France
Power • Identities – Influencers and Casualties of Power
• COORPI / Italy
Power • Data – Digital Supremacy and New Technologies of Power
• MALAKTA / Finland
Power • Environment – Climate Crisis and Strategies of Power
• MØZ / Greece
Power • Mutations – Transformation through Power
• TANZRAUSCHEN / Germany
Power • Power – Intimate and collective Power
mAPs stands for a fair and inclusive process
as the foundation of both a strong citizen community and a recognized brand.
mAPs final goal is to state dance films as a real genre in the worldwide online and cinema landscape, rich of a tremendous universal value able to reach for a real societal impact needed from every part of our continent, and most widely, from the world itself.
Thanks to its hybrid language, dance film development and diffusion acts as growth tool in the process of expansion, diversification and involvement of wider and new audiences, through direct inclusion.
Challenging dance and cinema across Europe
The Covid-19 pandemic is today reinforcing the nationalist retreat that gradually destroys the creative spaces defending Europe as a land of welcome, inclusion and diversity within a logic of solidarity, empowerment and sustainable economic development. For several years now, we have been operating European cooperation projects to come up against fears, precariousness, violence and the growing disparities between Northern and Southern Europe.
Together, mAPs 5 co-founders will produce in 2021 four original dance short films and one creative documentary on the common theme of POWER in Europe. Each country/structure has taken up a sub-theme to be explored through a strong citizen dynamic developed on its territory.