As violinist, composer & producer, I joined the Eutropia adventure and for two years we created and performed a whole multidisciplinary show involving communities across Europe.
I was performing on stage during the shows and also contributed to the project documentary's soundtrack.
I also was a coach to young artists during one of the Eutropia residency in Lille, France on September 2012.
EUTROPIA performance – FABBRICA EUROPA Festival 2011
EUtropia is a cultural and artistic project involving young artists from 9
European countries in the making of an international multidisciplinary
performance-in-progress. Designed in a four-month-residency in Silkeborg,
this work is travelling through the different European partner countries
and is “re-invented” and re-created at each stop in workshops and
residencies, involving new artists and new artistic disciplines, all
contributing in the creation of a new shared expressive language based on
the cultural heritage and modern influences of each, while bridging
traditional and contemporary aesthetics.
EUtropia is not a tour of a show but rather a tour of a concept, that is
constantly evolving on its travel, till the final presentation in 2013 as
part of the celebrations of the 300 year anniversary of the Treaty of
Utrecht. Based on the legend of the Tower of Babel, the project is a
parable on the human need to create societies that are by nature
self-destructive. We do not claim to explain, criticize or suggest
solutions. We attempt an allegorical approach to loneliness and
coexistence, subjectivity and truth, communication and understanding.
Sometimes in a poetic and sometimes in a sarcastic mood, starting by the
fear of loneliness (or the loneliness of fear) on the stage unfolds the
tangle of human relationships, through the need for coexistence. But the
creation of a social web requires a common language and signals the need
for common goals and values. But if there is a universal truth, who defines
it? The absurdity of selfishness triumphs and the tower of coexistence
collapses. People folds back to the tangled of loneliness…
In Florence, the focus will be on visual expression, from light design to
visuals taken from the pre-photo cultures, such as paintings, engraves,
prints. In a complete union with the visual-light-scenography and the
digital audio narratives mixing music with real-sound compositions, the
performers will create a unique body on stage behaving as the water fluid,
assuming different shapes in a permanent change strenuously tending to a
Jérôme Li-Thiao-Té contributed to the soundtrack of the EUtropia show,
performed in April 2011 at Arkadas theater in Cologne, Germay and May 2011
at the Fabbrica Europa Festival in Firenze, Italy. On September 2012, he was a coach to young artists during one of the many Eutropia residency in Lille, France.
EUtropia is a ROOTS & ROUTES activity funded by the Culture programme
of the European Union. Nine international partners are involved – RIF
(France), S.Mou.Th. (Greece), Zuiderpershuis World Culture Centre
(Belgium), Associazione Fabbrica Europa (Italy), Sziget (Hungary),
Stichting ROOTS & ROUTES (The Netherlands), Performers House (Denmark),
SVI (Serbia) and jfc Medienzentrum (Germany) who is in charge of
coordinating the project. ROOTS & ROUTES is an international network
for the promotion of cultural and social diversity in contemporary
performing arts and media.