M.I.R. – MAYOR IN RESIDENCE

- an uninterrupted day-and-night performance lasting eighteen months
as a campaign to become Mayor of Holstebro for the newly founded ART PARTY.

1 January 2016 – 30 June 2017
“BEAUTY ABOVE ALL”

conceived and directed by
Giuseppe L. Bonifati

with
Giuseppe L. Bonifati (IT), Linda Sugataghy (HU), Alberto M. Guinaldo (SP)

During the artistic residency Giuseppe L. Bonifati and Linda Sugataghy will visit the citizens of Holstebro, offering their FREE services and help according to the theme of the month. At the end of each month, there will be a collective performance related to the actual theme involving local associations and institutions.

The Spanish performer ALBERTO M. GUINALDO is a permanent collaborator and he will participate in these monthly events. After devoting 2015 to learning the Danish language and culture, the project will start with Jeppe performing a theatrical ‘official speech’ to the people of the town.

The motivation behind this interactive project is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the HOLSTEBRO CULTURAL PROJECT initiated in 1966 by the Mayor KAI K. NIELSEN and the Municipal Director JENS JOHANSEN, the same year that Maren and Odin Teatret settled in town, and the Art Museum and Music School started their activities.

This motivation is presented in a Mandatory Letter from Kai K. Nielsen and Jens Johansen and sent to Jeppe encouraging him to realize this new project.
The name of the “Mayor Jeppe’s” party is KUNSTPARTIET, addressing Danes and non-Danes, artists and non-artists, residents and non-residents. The aim of Kunst Partiet is THE PURSUIT OF BEAUTY THROUGH ART.

Under the supervision of Eugenio Barba, Julia Varley

Partnership DOO performing arts group / Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium

Supported by Statens Kunstfond / Holstebro Kommune

With the inclusive participation of schools, associations, cultural institutions as
Holstebro Bibliotek, Balletskolen Holstebro, Orkester Efterskolen,  Aarhus Produktionsskole, Seniorhus, Asylcentret Holstebro,  Kunstmuseet, Holstebro Museum, Fortaelle Galleriet, Marens Vennelaug, Odin Teatret, Kulturdivisionen Slagteriet, Santhi Yoga m.fl.

Sponsored by Tang Biler A/S / ARRIVA Denmark A/S