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Set Design Is Not Child’s Play

What has been incredible at the Cradle of Creativity Festival is the complexity of set designs and props on display, especially considering some Productions have travelled many thousands of miles to perform in Cape...

Finding Commonality through Formal Pitches

It seems more important than ever for all involved in the Community Performance field to come together and share their ideas and experiences. Therefore, I was really excited when Monday, 22nd May, 2017 saw...
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...

Appreciative Dialogue

As part of the Cradle of Creativity, Henrik Køhler and Peter Manscher from the Danish Teatercentrum (trans. Theatre Centre) ran a workshop to guide participants through a structured exploration of their reactions to Karoo Moose (produced by Baxter Theatre...

Performing Culture

As part of ASSITEJ's Cradle of Creativity, I was lucky enough to see performances Khokho's Treasure and Dear Mr Government, Please May I Have A Meeting With You Even Though I’m Six Years Old? These two very different productions...

A Look into Patrice Balbina’s World

The following podcast (6 minutes) explores the collaboratively devised, multi-lingual piece, Patrice Balbina’s Chance Encounter with the End of the World, from the varied perspectives of the Director (Fraser Corfield), some of the Cast...

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...

From Sensory Dramaturgy to Double Diamond Devising

The Cradle of Creativity has seen Theatre-makers from around the world sharing some exciting tools and techniques. The Write Local, Play Global workshop offered participants a taste of "Sensory Dramaturgy", while Samantha Provenzano and Ally Tufenkijan...

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...

Theatre for Babies – A Unique Proposal

The Baby Dance Workshop was facilitated by Dalija Acin Thelander, a Swedish Choreographer and Cultural Practitioner. I attended the first of her series of three workshops presented at ASSITEJ's Cradle of Creativity. To begin the session,...