Arts Exchange, Boxes Required

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Our first pilot project for 2009: A no-travelling-required arts exchange between Project Connect (Malaysia) and Harrogate Youth Theatre (UK) using cardboard boxes!

The idea is that we will send each other boxes filled with stuff from our rooms, houses, streets, floor: objects and things that have a connection to us and the place we live in.
We'll then post the box across the world and upon receiving it, we'll open it and produce a response performance/presentation based on the box we receive.

This project is open to ages 12-18 years, and will be conducted in TWO phases.

PHASE 1 - In the Box Workshop

8 Feb 2009
Sunday 1-5pm
National Art Gallery, KL (map)

This workshop will see participants filling in the box using various creative methods and exploration.

Participation is free, but registration is required! Call 012-369 2681 (Pat) or 012-976 0397 (Koon) or email nowhitespace@gmail.com to sign up. Easy peasy.

PHASE 2 - Workshops in March for the creation of performance based on the box from Harrogate

(details to be confirmed)

We are also on Facebook!

More about the project:

Project Connect

is a group of young emerging artists from various artistic backgrounds who continued as an independent collective after a year-long arts exchange programme, which comprised local training and development and a 3-week stint in the UK with York Theatre Royal, Pilot Theatre and Soho Theatre. They do workshops and have performed a series of devised cross-cultural performances in 2008 at York, London and the Big Youth Theatre Festival, which were also based on an exchange of boxes. The collective functions to create honest art and to use art as a tool for community work.

Harrogate Youth Theatre

is part of Harrogate Theatre, situated in Yorkshire, and is one of the largest and most respected youth theatre programmes in the UK. They run programmes, productions and workshops for young people aged 5-18 years and were recently chosen to perform at the National Theatre in London. The facilitator, Hannah Draper, is the theatre’s education and workshop leader, and has had experience with culture box exchanges.

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