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The Collaborative Arts Performance Pack

LAUNCH - The Collaborative Arts Performance Pack
Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts
Supported by the Arts Council

Launch Event
June 6, 2011
6 pm
Project Arts Centre, Dublin

This pack is inspired by The Performance Pack, which was written and created by Joshua Sofaer and published by Live Art Development Agency with support from Tate and Arts Council England (2004). Create acknowledge the generosity of the creators of The Performance Pack for allowing us to use their publication as a template. The Collaborative Arts Performance Pack is supported by Arts Council Ireland’s Theatre Development Award.

Create is delighted to announce the launch of The Collaborative Arts Performance Pack.

The Collaborative Arts Performance Pack, initiated and produced by Create the national development agency for collaborative arts, is the first of its kind in Ireland. The Pack is a limited edition artwork and a professional development resource; a tool to encourage the creation of theatre making rooted in collaborative processes. Both as playful investigation and provocation, it seeks to raise questions about new methodologies in theatre-making and to encourage participation and reflection.

The Collaborative Arts Performance Pack is a ready-made kit containing all the elements needed to develop a lecture-based performance exploring the relationship between socially engaged practice and theatre. The Pack will include examples of national and international work with both practical and imaginative guides to dramaturgical approaches to collaborative theatre making. It can be used as a resource, training tool or as an introduction to contemporary socially engaged performance practice aimed at theatre makers, educationalists and advocates.

The artists featured include Dylan Tighe, theatremaker and perfomer; Brokentalkers (also known as Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan), Louise Lowe of ANU Productions and Helene Hugel, Artistic Director of Helium, as well as international examples such as Rimini Protokoll, Clod Ensemble’s Performing Medicine, Young@Heart, Marina Abramovic, The Red Room and many more.

The Collaborative Arts Performance Pack is produced by Lynnette Moran and has been compiled and written by Peter Crawley theatre critic of the Irish Times and News editor of Irish Theatre Magazine.