16 December 2021

Open call until 16 February
For Theatre, Dance, Music and Multidisciplinary/Circus projects 
Of UNDER-30 artists, companies and collectives 
From Central Europe and the Balkans

  • 9 projects for Mittelyoung (12-15 May 2022) 
  • the 3 best projects for Mittefest (22 July-31 July 2022)

At its second edition, Mittelyoung is an event by and for young people under 30, a window for a generation immersed in a century, the 21st, yet to be invented and written. The festival is based on an open call for projects from Italy, Central-Europe and the Balkans, examined by a group of under-30 curators (curatores) appointed by Mittelfest in cooperation with some institutions and training bodies in Friuli Venezia Giulia region, the Carinthischer Sommer Music Festival (Austria) and SNG Drama from Nova Gorica (Slovenia); the curatores will also include the winners of the theatre, music and dance sectors of Mittelyoung 2021.

The projects must be in line with Mittelfest 2022 theme Imprevisti (The Unexpected): “Here is the unexpected, which prepares where our eyes do not notice, even if they see, where our ears do not listen, even if they hear, where our body pretends nothing happens, even if it is in the middle of events. Like playing cards that, face down, hide their secret, the unexpected is such only for us, surprised at its occurrence: yet, once it has arrived, it is possible to unravel the thread of its causes, to reconstruct its slow preparation over time. In the meantime, however, we are already grappling with its effects, with what new, for better or worse, it has left us.

Among the applications submitted, under the coordination of Mittelfest artistic direction, the group of curatores will select 9 projects (3 theatre, 3 music and 3 dance) to be showcased from 12 to 14 May in Cividale del Friuli and on 15 May 2022 in Gorizia.

Afterwards, among those 9 projects scheduled in mid-May, the same group of curators together with the artistic direction will further select up to 3 shows (1 theatre, 1 music, 1 dance) to be re-scheduled during Mittelfest Imprevisti (The Unexpected) (22 – 31 July 2022).

Performances presented as multidisciplinary/circus, if selected, will then be included, depending on the nature of the performance, either among the theatre or music or dance projects, and always in the total of 9 projects. 

In 2022, 27 countries are involved: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine.

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