Moving Academy of Performing Arts
The Moving Academy for Performing Arts (MAPA) is founded in 1993 by Ide van Heiningen. MAPA has built experience in collaborating, while working over 20 years as a mobile academy in Eastern and Central European countries: in Croatia, Romenia, Slowakia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Ukraine, Serbia and Montenegro and Macedonia.
They see their task to guide and coach the artistic and entrepreneurial development of young professionals in the wisdom of performing arts. The concept of mobility, small scale theater, sharing working mentality is essential. It allows to follow the idea of using any empty space and transform it.
MAPA is a training and creation facility for professionals in the field of performing arts and more and more specialising in contemporary music and movement theatre. The new MAPA studio contains ideal dimensions and unique analogue technical facilities – such as light and slide projection – to process its vision towards new makers small-scale theatre. Guiding and coaching based on the physical apporach is key to the artistic and entrepreneurial development of young professionals in the fields of performing arts.