Contemporary puppetry network Nordic-UA will support Ukrainian puppetry artists by bringing together puppeteers from the Nordic region and Ukraine for a series of workshops that will focus on artistic exchange and common European values such as democracy in the arts and artistic diversity.
Nordic theater culture is characterized by its unique development, figurative and metaphorical language, development of works for different audiences and cultural elements of performance styles.
The project will give Ukrainian puppeteers the opportunity to get acquainted with the Nordic culture and to share their own culture with others. This artistic exchange will be an excellent basis for understanding regional and common cultural traditions and processes, while emphasising Nordic and European cultural values: democratic art that celebrates identity and diversity.
The project manages to have strong roots in the Nordic region while at the same time reaching out further by including Ukrainian artists in the project. This creates fertile ground for a reinterpretation of what is Nordic while at the same time focussing on Ukrainian artists.