Reflecting on ‘Our Story, Your Story’

On the benefits of storytelling… “you learn more about yourself.” Young Facilitator “storytelling is great, it gives you more confidence you believe in yourself.” Young Facilitator “people started opening and being vulnerable and just showing us...

Africa Day – A Cradle Celebration

May 25th marked the annual celebration of Africa Day and, despite the rest of the Cradle of Creativity being in full swing, many delegates still found the time to enjoy a day of entertainment that showcased...

Sharing Stories in SEN Contexts

Carpe Diem School provides for “Physical-, learning- and intellectually impaired learners between the ages of 6 and 18 years, that cannot be accommodated in mainstream education.” Based in George (South Africa), and serving young...

IDIERI 9: Day 4 Twitter Roundup

Day 4 of IDIERI 9 was a particularly busy one - with panels, papers, and panels aplenty. There was also an Emerging Scholars Panel, as well as Postgraduate Roundtables, and it was lovely to see...

Focus Day on Theatre by Children for Children – Part 2

As part of ASSITEJ’s Cradle of Creativity, a Theatre by Children for Children Focus Day was held at the Vrygrond Cultural Hub on Sunday, 21st May, 2017. What follows is Part 2 of quotes...

Healing Through the Arts

On Sunday, May 21st, 2017, Guga S’thebe Cultural Hub in Langa Township played host to a Focus Day on Theatre for Healing. The contributors brought in different and diverse perspectives - the day's activities ranged from...

The Music Theatre for Young Audiences Network

“What is Music Theatre For Young Audiences?” This was the question posed to the participants of a workshop aiming to plan the start of a new international Music Theatre Network. Held at the Baxter Theatre,...

Exploring Techniques and Practices from the IDIERI 9 Workshops (Part 5)

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...

Baba Yaga – A Visual Delight

As the lights are dimmed, the audience is met with a shiny lobby area adorned in silver. Vaselina (the receptionist, played by Elizabeth Hayes) is being bombarded with phone calls from...

Dialogue at IDIERI 9: Tyranny of Distance

Dialogue – The Community Performance Network is a non-profit knowledge sharing network specialising in supporting practitioners to generate and use evidence in order to boost and sustain their work. This year, we’re collaborating with IDIERI...