Dialogue at the ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity

This project has now ended. You can see all of the resulting posts (over 100 multimedia resources) here.


Dialogue is proud to announce its partnership with ASSITEJ – the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People. From 16th-27th May 2017, we will be working to document the “Cradle of Creativity” – ASSITEJ’s 19th Annual World Congress and International Theatre Festival for Children and Young People in Cape Town.

Our team has been given the unique opportunity to document the performances, workshops, lectures, and conversations taking place. Using a range of different creative media, we will provide in-depth commentary and varied perspectives on the ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity to the wider Dialogue network. We will be publishing many of our resources ‘live’ during the 12 days themselves, to help the conversations from the Congress & Festival continue online in a way that is accessible even to those not attending in person.

Although our typical documentation projects, that Dialogue conducts with Stakeholder Partners around the world, usually involves a longer participatory process, our work at the ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity will take on a more journalistic style in nature, in order to support and publicise as many of the diverse and varied events as possible which take place over a relatively short time period.

We are excited by the prospects of this partnership as we believe it will produce invaluable material, discussions, practical applications and so on that will be highly relevant and useful to performers, contributors, delegates and visitors at the ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity, and others around the world who are unable to attend, including our other international partners, both current and prospective.

During our work at the ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity, we welcome any participants to approach us and ask questions, whether they be general enquiries about our work, or specific queries regarding future partnerships with our organisation (for more information about partnerships please click here). Our team will be happy to answer any questions and are easily identifiable by our blue organisation polo shirts.

For any other queries about our work at the ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity, please email: assitej@performingdialogue.com

Chris Blois-Brooke (Founder & Director)
An Applied Theatre Practitioner with experience in international Drama Education, Community Theatre and Theatre for Development, Chris’ ongoing research interests centre around the documentation of Community Performance practice for the purposes of monitoring & evaluation, advocacy and training. Recent projects include facilitating participatory documentation of Community Circus, Dance, Theatre and Storytelling practice in Ethiopia, South Africa and Zambia, documenting large conferences around the world, as well as conducting Impact Assessment studies for organisations in the UK and USA. His other work includes Arts-based Curriculum Development consultancy, as well as authoring other Evaluative Research projects.