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Performance Highlights from IDIERI 9

The Attitudes “I try to explore in my body and voice difference modes of white resistance to challenges about power and privilege. The physicality of the showing is inspired by 18th century writings and interpretations...

Diversity of Practice at IDIERI 9

One of the great privileges of documenting conferences such as the International Drama in Education Research Institute is being able to partake in diverse practical workshop sessions. On Day 2 of the 7-day event,...

Heads Held High – A Podcast

On Tuesday 3rd July 2018, delegates of the International Drama in Education Research Institute were treated to a performance of Heads Held High, a production by Black Friars that brought together 60 young leaders from 9 South Auckland schools...

Mette Bøe Lyngstad: DREAMCATCHERS: A Narrative Research Project with Substance Abusers and Relatives

In our paper, we will present a narrative research connected to storytelling project with 8 previous substance abusers and their next-of-kind. In 20 days they developed stories of their dreams for the future, to...

A Patchwork for Every Age

Patchwork (Dir. Joanna Evans) is an award-winning Early Years Production, created in 2014 with a seed-funding grant from the European Small Size Network. Centred around a bed, the show sees pillows learning to fly,...

Fingers, Toes and Happy Toddlers

Nicola Elliot’s Fingers And Toes, My Body Knows was an exciting addition to the programme for Early Years at the Cradle of Creativity. With the audience each being given a cushion upon entry into the...

No Fun Ction All Anguage

Exploring the ways in which we communicate, No Fun Ction All Anguage is a beautifully visual and powerful piece. The inclusive ensemble of differently-abled cast members offered a powerful critique of normative ideas around communication,...
young@home by Hillbrow Theatre

Speaking in a Language that Transcends Borders

OBISIKE: It Takes A Lion’s Heart This performance, the result of an international collaboration between Germany and Nigeria, highlighted the similarities between cultures on the theme of women’s rights and questions of self-determination. Strips of paper...

Dancers of the Cradle

In its second week, the Cradle of Creativity hosted two Focus Days on Dance Theatre for Young People (Wednesday, May 24th and Thursday, May 25th, 2017). The sessions during these days included a workshop on "Empathy as...

A Toolkit of Theatrical Devices

Using film techniques to tell theatrical narratives. From the production: It’s Dark Outside (dir. Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs, Tim Watts) Paying homage to both Film Noir and Western movies, torches and shadow work were used in It’s...