Never in its long history the Mediterranean area has worked as a border. It was always a region of exchange of ideas, people and goods, which, however, was not always peaceful, often polemical and often warlike. But if Europe were only a continent, there would be no Greek culture in Arabia, no Arabic culture in Spain, nothing Oriental in Provence, and nothing Roman at Tunis.
The wide blue of the sea is the bridge to all the shores of the Mediterranean, and not an insurmountable moat: there is no center, but it consists of a juxtaposition of different islands and cultures, which are all autonomous but in relation to each other.
The Mediterranean is a „liquid continent“. The sea is essential: it harbours cities, ships, navigators, sailors, traders, conquerors, wayfarers, singer and poets and the mythology of the sea itself has formed and is still forming the essence of what we can define and redefine as the Mediterranean spirit.
Time has come to outline the different and rich ways screendance is taking shape in the Mediterranean area. To find a proper and exhaustive definition for screendance is almost impossible. In Douglas Rosenberg´s words, screendance is «the most accurate way to describe the passage of “dance”, via its mediated image, to any and all screens without articulating materiality.»
The unique power and chance for the Mediterranean is diversity and transition and the strong power of imagination. We aim to use it as a precious source.