Quotes of the Day from the ITYARN Conference

Presenters in the International Association of Theatre Critics’s ‘Mature Criticism in Children's Theatre’ keynotes panel. L-R: Dr Octavian Saiu, Dr Manon van de Water, Tracey Saunders and Professor Emmanuel Dandaura. On Socially Conscious Theatre ....

Little Sparrows Flying at Baxter

Sparrow is a wonderful, sweet performance for the Early Years by Teater Fot (Norway), directed by Lise Hovik. It follows a little sparrow on its journey from the moment it hatches out of the egg. The piece encourages children to...

Talking All Things “Playful Tiger”

Tony Reekie moderates a talk with Natasha Gilmore, Artistic Director of Barrowland Ballet, who speaks about the production of Playful Tiger at the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019 in Kristiansand. It was an...

Facing Fears and Dancing in the Dark: About Shadows

Walking into the space for About Shadows, I bumped into musician Stefano Barone who informed me where the audience would be invited to sit. I...

Applied Puppetry

This is Dialogue's second article in our series about Objects with Objectives at the ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity 2017 - to see our first post, a teaser video from their workshops, please click here. Objects with...

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...

Wool & Wood – Let’s Play!

Two materials: wool and wood. We use them every day, in all kinds of different forms, and for all kinds of different reasons. So, what made them such special and exciting centrepieces in two Performances for...
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Meeting with Jean-François Guilbault & Sabrina Baran – Faces of the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering...

Jean-François Guilbault is a graduate of the Cégep Theatre in Saint-Hyacinthe (2008) and is the co-founder of Samsara Theatre. He has directed multiple shows and has collaborated on many Creative and Cultural...

Spirit Songs – Part 1

This is Part 1 of our materials on the production of Spirit Songs (click here for Part 2). Spirit Songs, the result of a collaboration between Magnet Theatre's Culture Gangs Programme, the International Theatre and Literacy...