steirischer herbst is one of the partners in NXTSTP, a new and ambitious long-term project that is part of the European Union culture programme. NXTSTP involves a network of seven European arts festivals, and its aim is to boost the coproduction and circulation of the performing arts in Europe. Next Step will help give an extra push to performing artists on the verge of an international breakthrough. They will then be able to make the move to major theatres, tour easily around Europe and thus appeal to new audiences. You can already get a taste of the results at steirischer herbst 2009: we shall be presenting projects by Berlin (B), Mette Ingvartsen (DK) and Hooman Sharifi / Impure Company (IR/N).
Alkantara (Lissabon), Baltoscandal (Tallinn), Göteborg Dance & Theatre Festival, De Internationale Keuze (Rotterdam), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brüssel), steirischer herbst (Graz), Mira (Bordeaux).