Together with Claire Coache from Open Sky Productions, Hereford College of Arts BA(hons) Performing Arts students, an Illustration student and a Textile student we will be creating and developing a new children’s theatre performance based on Nicola Davies ‘The Day the war came’.
The performance will be performed as a ticketed event at the Hay Festival at the end of May 2017.
I am interested in the Collaborative process and given the change in the skills set that employers will be looking for in 2020 it is essential for current students to have an experience and awareness of the collaborative process, not only in their own discipline, but outside of their area of expertise.
With this in mind I set up a Collaborative project for the first year BA(Hons) Performing Arts degree students with BA(hons) Short-Film Course leader Dan Haworth-Salter. His first year degree students and mine were asked to work collaboratively on a four week Induction project, which resulted in the creation of a multi-media performance ‘The essence of me’.
Digitopia was part of the ID Night series (created by the Courtyard and 2Faced Dance Company) – a platform for new and emerging local, national and international artists to showcase their work.
Please watch a short documentary about the collaborative process here: ‘Digitopia’
I am currently writing up my findings on this collaboration project for publication.