In it’s fourth year Escena Erasmus began with a new program of theatre, culture and rural tourism: ‘Las Europas Menudes- Las Pequeñas Europas’ which was in collaboration with the Cultural Area of the Council of Valencia, the vice rectors of Culture and Equality and International Relations and Co-operation of the Univeristy of Valencia and which had the support of the the Vice rector of Participation and Territorial Projection. Within this new program, the new show; ‘The Passengers, (A midsummer’s night dream)’ written by Anna Mari and Daniel torso and directed by Panchi Vivò, travelled to eight villages within the province of Valencia (Petrés, Otos, Carrícola, Alfara de la Baronia, Aras de los Olmos, Sot de Chera, Sellent y Benigànim) and also participated in the Festival of the Summer at the University of Gandia. This tour had an audience of more than 2,300 people. The first show was performed in claustro of the cultural centre ‘La Nau’ had and audience of more than 600, and was transmitted on the university livestream, on the channel Media Uni.

As soon as the course of Escena Erasmus became officialised, the auditions to select the applicants had more than two hundred applicants representing more than nineteen countries within Europe and six of south America. Once the selection had been finalised, twenty three students were selected, representing fourteen European countries. During the academic year, Escena Erasmus carried out the show ‘Y cambiamos de vida’ (And we change the life,) with Grecian texts and songs. Also the show ‘Una Europa de las personas y la cultura’ (A Europe of people and culture,) which was presented at the ‘Campus of excellence VLC, in the faculty of philology in February 2013.

In 2013 the european network of Escena Erasmus began to grow and strengthen, firstly in Marburg in Germany and in Padua in Italy. The bonds with FGUV (The University of Valencia funding program and the European center of documentation were getting stronger, for presenting the Erasmus Scene Network and the new programmes towards the European Union.

It must also be emphasised that in July 21013 the first meeting between Escena Erasmus and the team of directors at ENCATC (European Network of Cultural Administration Training) allowed us to present out project in Antwerp on the 7th November before all of the partners of this important network of cultural management.

Ultimately Escena Erasmus continues the social activities with the objective of involving the European Erasmus students in the social and cultural life of the Valencian country. The 21st May the students of Escena Erasmus lead the ‘World day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development’ which was performed in the room of the ‘Muralla del Colegio Mayor Rector Peset’ in the University of Valencia with a successfully large audience. On the 20th June musicians of Escena Erasmus participated in ‘Musicians for equality’ in the Benimaclet -Mestalla district. On the 16th October 2013 Escena Erasmus collaborated with the united marathon for the red cross in the ‘Sala de Russafa’ within Valencia.

This year an old group of alumni from Escena Erasmus created the company Rocambolesc Teatre which centres around the exploration of social theatre in the development of dramatic activities in unconventional spaces.

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