Aruba, Brazil, Belgium, France, Nicaragua, Turkey and The Netherlands.
Where we are does strongly effect who we are.
Migration can break or make people and change their identity
Changing Horizons is an art project, which deals with the theme of migration. Theatre groups from different countries take part in this project.
A very dominant mother and her sons migrate from the countryside to the city and try to build up a new life. Hope blossoms, ambitions are pursued, struggles are fought, passions flare up and disillusions are taken in. The stakes are high and so are the losses. Soon each son follows his own path with a different outcome. One wants to study and have a bright and successful life. One wants to join the military and aims for going back to the countryside. One wants to become a box champion and be rich and famous, and one wants to marry and have a steady life.
From the beginning of the change of their environment, the unity of the family is at stake. The brothers are faithful to each other, but in the mean time disregard each others actions. The family brakes into pieces, when a strange woman gets involved with the brothers.
Every participating country will create a portrait of one of these familycharacters. All these portraits represent a certain part of the migration history worldwide. The portraits will be joined together in a new mozaiek dramaturgy in Brazil, during the IDEA 2010 festival in Belem (Brazil). Every portrait adds a little stone in this mozaiek and therefore will enlarge the perspective on migration.