The Sights & Sounds of Sandscape

The beautifully playful production, Sandscape, was incubated within the training programmes of Magnet Theatre (South Africa). The production was a truly international initiative, having been supported by the Goethe-Institut and Helios Theater (Germany), and with trainee participants joining the production from Nigeria...

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...

Babalwa Makwetu and Nolufefe Ntshuntshe Speak About Magnet Theatre

BM: My name is Babalwa Makwetu and I graduated in 2012. NN: And my name is Nolufefe Ntshuntshe, I graduated in 2011. Tegan Arazny (TA) : WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY DOING WITH YOUR CAREER OR WHAT...

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,...

A Platform for “Local Talent and Local Stories”

Having received training from the Clowns Without Borders South Africa team, four young facilitators from The Seven Passes Initiative visited nine local schools, in the final part of the ‘Our Story, Your Story’ project. Having...

Drama & Maths Education: Crossing the River

The Cradle of Creativity’s Focus Day on Theatre as Education saw an interactive, energetic and embodied Maths lesson take place in the afternoon. Professor Kennedy Chinyowa (Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa) and Selloane Mokuku...

Matthew Decoursey: Boal, Bolton and Philosophy on Changes of Perception

Jacques Rancière suggests to us that the process of including excluded people has to do with change of perception, a new "distribution of the sensible." Distance emerges between people by a process of categorization...
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Tiger Tale by Barrowland Ballet

Performace Synopsis: "Something wild is prowling... A troubled family's world turns upside down when a tiger invades their home. Tiger Tale/Playful Tiger are two productions of the same story: one for general...

Exploring Techniques and Practices from the IDIERI 9 Workshops (Part 6)

Delegates at the 9th International Drama in Education Research Institute were treated to an abundance of exciting and engaging practical workshops during the 7-day event. To give you a flavour of what was on offer, the Dialogue team...

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,...