RespublicaFEST, organized by the NGO “Territory”, organized an international exchange program for young musicians and art managers from Ukraine and Germany “Music Factory” for the second year in a row.
The main goal of the program is to increase the professional level of the creative youth, cultural and creative exchange, getting professional training, and obtaining practical experience in organizing international travel, preparing a completely new live program. The program has the form of residence in two countries with practical tasks. It is exactly the mechanism that works best for young people from different countries. The joint creativity and musical language is a unique instrument for understanding and dialogue.
This year, the organizers went further and decided to combine two completely different types of creativity: music and dance. 11 Ukrainian musicians and managers came to the first part of the program in Hamburg, where they worked together to study with 11 dancers from Germany. It was there that they wrote the first tracks together, had the workshop on the dramaturgy on the stage and building a contact with the audience.
After the first trip, all the participants of the program stayed in touch, so that in a month they would come together again, but already in Ukraine. It was in Kyiv and Khmelnytsky that the second part of the program took place, where creative young people interacted with choreographers, music producers and other artists to prepare their performance at the festival RespublicaFEST, which took place on September 1, 2018, at one of the scenes.
Upon completion of the project, a documentary film and an online course will be published on the experience gained during this adventure.
German partner – Bramfelder Kulturladen e.V. (Brakula), Hamburg.
The project was implemented within the “MEET UP! German-Ukrainian Youth Encounters” programme with support from the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (EVZ).
The opinions expressed by the authors are not necessarily those of the Foundation EVZ. The author is solely responsible for the content.