Plays to serve as a cultural bridge

Plays to serve as a cultural bridge

KAHRAMANMARAŞ - Anatolia News Agency
Plays to serve as a cultural bridge

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Children’s plays from Turkey and Spain will be staged within the scope of a project titled “Cultural Bridge Project Established by Traditional Children’s Plays, in the southern province of Kahramanmaraş.

“The goal of the project is to keep traditional children’s plays alive and promote them to the EU countries,” said Mehmet Köşk, chairman of the Information, Communication, Art, Education and Culture Youth Association (BİLSEK), initiators of the project.

“Also, the EU countries’ children’s plays will be promoted to Turkish children. Our project partner is a Spanish non-governmental organization ACOEP,” Köşk said at a press conference held on Dec. 31, adding that the project had been prepared as part of the EU-Turkey Intercultural Dialogue Culture and Art Donation Program.

Symposiums and children’s plays festival will be organized for the project, he said, adding that the project’s budget was 83,706 euros and 17,000 euros was financed by BİLSEK.

The project co-ordinator Ramazan Avcı said children’s plays had been vanished with the effect of globalization and societies should act together in order to prevent it. “We will organize the events in June. New events will be organized in Spain, too,” he said, adding that within the scope of the project, 15 Turkish and 15 Spanish children’s plays will be selected. “We have so far compiled eight plays and are working another eight. We look for plays from different provinces,” Avcı said.