Slovenia

Author of the project Heart of Europe – The Association Theatre Kolenc

The Association was the first pedagogic theatre in Slovenia. It is a professional organization that at its conception in 1992 at its initial stage worked as an interest group. Since 2003 it operates as an expert 10-member organization and works with numerous organizations, schools and other educational organizations, companies, associations in Slovenia and abroad. The current authorship project is the second international project that is financed by Europe for Citizens.

The basic mission of the Association is teaching and spreading consciousness, with the help of experiencing art and culture. Beside the numerous pedagogic, animating performances and events, in accordance with the curriculums of the Slovenian schools, the Association is also the authorized executioner for all the programs and tours relaying to its mission of the Association GEOSS. With the expert theatre approach it guides along different learning paths, that are connected with cultural heritage, and are interdisciplinary connected with history, archaeology, ethnology, and art. With these tasks and this approach (that is with the help of art and nature), the Association Theatre Kolenc  strives to present people  experiences, connected with values such as respect, love, compassion, bravery, heartiness. Our ancestors were likewise connected to these values, for it was on the basis of these values that prompted the event Crow’s Flight that was the basis for the initial project of the Family Theatre Kolenc into the international towns’ networking of heart points. That is going to be the way the Association Theater Kolenc is going to create and network the heart points of the Heart of Europe.