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Over the years, Teatr Brama developed its own methods for creating an environment that blends creativity, education, engagement and self development. Brama's educational activities emphasize partnership with the participants and focus on honesty and a balance between individual needs and the interests of the group. Brama's educational projects have a flexible formula and are modified to meet the needs of the program. Project activities take place in the theater but also in schools, village clubhouses or intensive workshops in nature (to name a few). Brama's projects are local, regional, national and international. Teatr Brama is currently working on:
RegioActive is a social/cultural project, that has a goal of engaging the community of the German-Polish Region of Pomeranian in active and conscious participation in cultural/social life. The project's activities lead to broadening multicultural concepts, awakening the culture creation potential in local communities, strengthening the phenomenon of communal agency and feeling of citizenship. The project is based on the methodology of socially engaged art - the goal of our work is empowering citizens in the areas of culture, art and social engagement. Another goal is also expanding the competences of culture workers and supporting the long-term development of the region. The project is a result of cooperation between three cultural organizations: Goleniowski Dom Kultury, Stowarzyszenie Teatr Brama and Schloss Bröllin e.V.
The project involves 24 artists from the region, who formed smaller Polish-German tandems and are tasked with creating cultural festivals in the spring and summer of 2021. The festivals will be the result of many months of cooperation. The work of the artists and their local groups is supported by a Polish-German team consisting of experienced artists, animators and culture managers. Education and building relationships between sectors, generations and cultures will play a very important role in the project. Thanks to the project activities, the identity of the region's inhabitants will be strengthened, and Rampa Kultura - the new seat of the Teatr Brama - will become an important and recognizable culture-creating point on the region's map, connecting artists, animators and inhabitants of the regions of West Pomerania and Mecklenburg - Vorpommern.
The final of the RegioActive project consists of many elements, including two macro-festivals - one in Bröllin and the other in Goleniów. These will be big, several-day events summarizing all smaller festivals carried out throughout the 2021. The project also involves a social sciences researcher who after observing the entire animation process will describe the collected results in a scientific publication. The project process and activities will be documented by multimedia artists. As a result, a full-length film will be created showing the course of the entire project.
RegioActive is something more than a project -- it's a community beyond borders. We won't split into groups based on our countries, but instead look for common points between societies, artists, animators, local groups and everyone else, that would like to become their part. The "glue" that will be used is art.
Project "RegioActive" – Socio-cultural activation of Region INT-177 is Implemented under the Interreg VA Cooperation Program Mecklenburg-Vorpommern / Brandenburg / Poland under the "European Territorial Cooperation" objective of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) INTERREG VA.
Polish-German theatrical performance "Station of Witnesses"
Polish-German theatrical performance "Station of Witnesses" is a Polish-German project, that has a goal of creating a theatrical/musical performance "Station of Witnesses". The event makes reference to the performance "Station of Memories", which Teatr Brama produced in 2008. Using the memories of the inhabitants of German Gollnow and the first Polish settlers of Goleniów, we will create a story about the past, present and future of our town. The place of the performance wasn't chosen randomly - the historic building, Rampa Kultura, has been a witness of political and social changes in the lands of West Pomerania for decades. The entire space of Rampa will become scenography for the duration of the performance, and the viewers will be able to move around its nooks and crannies to learn the stories of the inhabitants of these lands. More details soon.
The FMP-0363-20 project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund and the state budget (Small Project Fund under the Interreg V A Cooperation Program Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Brandenburg / Poland in the Pomerania Euroregion).
"Path of Theater Education SET 3.0 - Laknienia & Bramat Festivals as part of the opening of a new culture center"
"Path of Theater Education SET 3.0 - Laknienia & Bramat Festivals as part of the opening of a new culture center" is another educational and cultural project carried out under the Cultural Education program of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The project engages the inhabitants of Goleniów to actively participate in the cultural life of the city, encourages them to take grassroots initiatives and sensitizes them to culture and art. The task consists of two main elements - the production of the BRAMAT and the ŁAKNIENIA theater festivals. Project participants take part in the events not only as audience, but also as organizers. Thanks to this, they have a chance to gain experience in the field of stage engineering, logistics and promotion of the cultural events.
This year, both festivals are part of the opening of a new, culture center in Goleniów - Rampa Kultura. Due to the restrictions introduced to fight the pandemic, the form of the project has been modified - all events will take place on-line in December 2020. As part of the project, theater and music events of high artistic quality will be presented. More information coming soon.
Co-financed by funds from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund.
ETNO West Pomerania - In search of the musical identity of the West Pomeranian Region
ETNO West Pomerania - In search of the musical identity of the West Pomeranian Region is a project run by Kapela Brama, Teatr Brama's Band. The project aims to discover forgotten musical traces in the lands of West Pomerania. Currently, the Band is working on a new repertoire that draws inspiration from the music performed by the Bolechowo Orchestra, which operated in the village of Bolechowo beginning in the 1950s. The musicians focus on finding their own original sound, while still paying homage to the local achievements. The musical material produced by the project will move people to dance and become an important part of the heritage of the region. Historically the region of West Pomeranian has struggled with local traditions since the land was resettled many time, most recently after WWII. The process of the project was lead by Jacek Hałas - singer, musician, dancer and artist who shared his ideas and experience based in many years of working with traditional music. The musical material will be an important element bringing tradition to the region, which, due to its history, has no such traditions that are deeply rooted in the lives of its inhabitants. The final of the project, in the form of an on-line concert, will be presented in December 2020. In 2021 the Band plans to hold a series of concerts, with which it aims to reach all parts of West Pomerania.
Co-financed from the funds of Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund.
How? For whom? For what? Creating Education Online
The project named How? For whom? For what? Creating Education Online is the result of a quest for knowledge about creating online content and archivization. When (due to the pandemic) all possibilities of meeting in person ended up being limited to virtual reality, we discovered (probably like many other theatres) that we lacked the competences, materials and technical capabilities to communicate with our audience in a quality way. We decided to search for answers, look for help and take inspiration from people with experience in the field. The project encompasses a series of open training meetings aimed at culture workers and animators, creators and artists interested in creation of quality online content. Recordings made during meetings will be shared through on the new webpage of Theatre Brama as well as on YouTube. With this project Brama wants to stress to creators and artists the necessity of posting and sharing quality materials online and to inspire them to manage professional platforms connected to cultural activity. Teatr Brama also created a new webpage and archive, after learning about modern technological advances in that field.
YouTube - Webinary
Co-financed from the funds of the National Center of Culture from the "Online culture" program.
The SocioAct project is a multidimensional project created by 6 partners from 5 European Union countries - Greece, Portugal, Denmark, Poland and Romania. As part of the project, meetings (learning activities) are conducted to exchange good practices between partners, especially in the field of cultural and social activities. The partners note the use of dramatic arts for community development and supporting socially excluded or marginalized groups or people. The project's objective is also drawing attention to the development of acting skills and encouraging the creators to actively participate in social life and different sectors of the economy. The training visits are attended by people associated with the theater who also have experience in social activities. Meetings are organized with the help of local partners and people from the communities working on cultural and social development, who share their experience in working with different communities. The project creates maps, which help to understand the specificity of working with socially excluded people and groups, where theater is the main tool. Participation in the project will enable the partners to gain new pedagogical and operational skills, expanding the field of influence of actors and animators in the cultural sector and developing the partners' social activities.
- Asociatia Culturala Replika - Romania
- Stowarzyszenie Edukacyjno-Społeczno-Kulturalne Teatr Brama - Poland
- Koinvnikh Synetairistikh Epixerhsh Pramata Kai Uamata - Greece
- Modernoi Kairoi - Greece
- NTL - Odin Teatret - Denmark
- Associação Portuguesa de Formação de Actores para Cinema e Televisão - Portugal
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Pomeranian Legend of Sidonia von Borcke is a project carried out in cooperation with the Pomeranian Museum in Greifswald to commemorate of the 400th anniversary of the execution of Sydonia von Borck / Borcke. The project looks at the history of the region from a female perspective: in 1620 in Stettin, a Pomeranian noblewoman named Sydonia von Borck / Borcke, was sentenced to death for witchcraft and executed. Her tragic fate became an inspiration for painters and writers in the following centuries. In archives and museums you can still find original documents and works of art, that give insight into the life of Sydonia and the realities of the Duchy of Pomerania in the 16th and 17th century. It is therefore a reference to the time and place in which she lived, its society and political realities. As part of the project, radio plays will be created - podcasts (in both German and Polish), that will give the voice to Sydonia. More information at: www.S1620.eu
Muzeum Pomorza (Pommersches Landesmuseum)
Akta Sydoni na Facebooku
"The project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund and the state budget (Small Project Fund under the Interreg V A Cooperation Program Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania / Brandenburg / Poland in the Pomerania Euroregion)"
The opening of the new headquarters of Teatr Brama - "Rampa Kultura" as part of the Bramat and Laknienia Festivals
The opening of the new headquarters of Teatr Brama - "Rampa Kultura" as part of the Bramat and Laknienia Festivals is a project implemented as part of a public task of the Marshal's Office of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship. The aim of the project is to carry out cultural events under the umbrella of the BRAMAT and ŁAKNIENIA festivals. Implementation of the project gives an opportunity to increase the quality of the festivals and create and expand a community focused on cultivating tradition and culture. This will have a decisive impact on improving the quality of life of residents of Goleniów and create an opportunity to make cultural content more accessible to them. Based on the high attendance of the earlier editions of the festival, demand for access to culture is high. Due to the limitations related to the pandemic, all planned activities will be presented online making them available to a wider audience. In December 2020 you can expect many interesting events, often balancing on the threshold of theater and music. Interactive meetings and online workshops with unlimited access are also planned. More information coming soon.