In 2010 a branch of COMPA was established in Berlin. This is COMPA Berlin’s Blog page where you can find information, mostly in German, about COMPA Berlin.

Theater Dekolonial

The Arts Producers’ Community (COMPA) is a joint venture, a community of artists at work for 22 years. COMPA strive to ensure that art and culture are an integral part of daily life, local development and personal and social transformation. Continually working to maintain and build ideals of
participation, community democracy and solidarity. COMPA is one of Bolivia’s most important organisations involved in the representation of popular arts and culture dedicated to innovation and pioneering and nurturing the next generations of artists and groups who will reflect in their works, the lives and values that inspire them.

COMPA emerged from the Teatro Trono (Throne Theatre) educational arts project. Its origins can be traced to La Paz, Bolivia in 1989, when street kids previously in the care of a state run rehabilitation centre which they called Trono, took part in an arts project initiated by Iván No­ga­les Bazan, today’s di­rec­tor of COMPA. Later community based projects, particularly in the town of El Alto, inspired young people to follow new directions. At present, working to strengthen skills and abilities of vulnerable children and youths as well as encouraging the idea of voluntary work and the formation of partnerships. Promoting decentralised working methods, its strategy is participative, inclusive, wide-reaching and inspirational.

COMPA has 6 cultural centres, of which 2 can be found in central Bolivia (COMPA Cochabam­ba and COMPA Santa Cruz), there is also Calle de Cul­tura (Street of Culture),Tea­tro Camión (Theatre Lorry) and much tirelessly work in building an artist village in the Yungas. COMPA Bo­li­via’s Web Page: http://www.fundacioncompa.com/

More stuff in English: Essay by Sonja Hohenbild about „Hij@s de la Mina“ (Children of the Mine) a participatory theatre play of COMPA-Bolivia (PDF)
Translation: Huw Jones, (Sir Fon, Cymru).
Member of the campaign on HM Stanley. More information: http://hmstanley.com/

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COMPA Berlin e.V.

Bank:
Ethikbank
IBAN: DE32830944950003204987
BIC: GENODEF1ESN

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