EUTOPIA was born in the light of Aarhus 2017 European Capital of Culture.
EUTOPIA started in Gellerup, Aarhus, one of Northern Europe’s largest ghetto areas.
It is a dream, a vision that drives EUTOPIA. The dream of creating a space for innovation and experimentation within the crossroads of theatre, music, contemporary circus, dance, visual performance. Experimenting with culture as the supporting force in tomorrow’s multi-ethnic society. Exploring the possibilities of communication through the live performance.
EUTOPIA is a dream of creating a meeting place for local communities, visitors and creative forces from every corner of the world. Wherever we are. A mental AGORA for new multicultural, artistic experiments with human beings at the centre.
We believe in culture as an absolute necessity for the creation of independent, thinking people. We believe that culture is for everybody. Culture is the key to fellowship, exchange, understanding and peace. We want to rethink, innovate, how to participate in culture. The multi-ethnic culture may turn out to be our salvation. A new, fresh wind of change.
On the 1st of February 2016, EUTOPIA took over the closed down theatre in Gellerup, Aarhus. Following the intentions and ideas of the concept at the basis of the project, the visions became the reality. EUTOPIA STAGE was born. Giving new life and exploring energy to a place and an area for more than two years.
Full houses, people from all social layers, ages and ethnic background. A unique audience coming from the local area and from outside and faraway. Re-opening a closed theatre is an important victory. We wanted to make this place a nice place to be – for everybody. To create a space that welcome people in a new way to all events on and around the stage. A theatre house with its own authentic atmosphere.
EUTOPIA STAGE became the place of Magical Meetings as the press wrote, beautiful and inspiring.
Nikola Diklic – Composer and musical project leader
Søren Højgaard – Production assistant
Laura Salvinelli – Photographer