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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,...
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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...
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African Dance Workshop

The African Dance Workshop was led by Letlhogonolo Nche, a South African Northern Cape Dancer. It explored traditional rhythms and gave participants an exciting and energetic dance experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdfYVFfx43E

Awakening the Senses

Sensescapes is an interactive and multi-sensory theatrical experience created specifically for babies. It challenges conventional aesthetics and proposes a unique concept for Theatre that connects Parents and Children. The following video (2 minutes) includes some excerpts...

Whiteout: Audience Responses

Described as a piece which "gives resonance to the complexities of bi-racial relationships", Barrowland Ballet's production of Whiteout (choreographed by Natasha Gilmore), exploded onto the stage with distorted music and movement. The Dancers began the performance clouded in...

Rite of Spring – A Personal Reflection

Theatre offers us, I believe, a space to express what cannot be said through words alone. Perhaps that is why I now find words to be insufficient in order to capture my experience of...