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Natasha Davis, Asphyxia. Photo: Bob Karper.

The Collaborative Arts Performance Pack

Commissioned by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts

Supported by the Theatre Development Award, Arts Council

Launch Event in partnership with Projects Arts Centre

Date: June 6
Time: 6pm Sharp (please arrive at 6pm sharp, we will begin with a performative introduction by our international guest artist)
Venue: Project Arts Centre, Dublin

The Collaborative Arts Performance Pack will be officially launched by international guest artist, Natasha Davis

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 Collaborative Arts Performance 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 academics.

The artists featured include Dylan Tighe, theatremaker and performer; 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.

Produced by Lynnette Moran, Create’s Research and Development Producer, and founder, Live Collision, and written by Peter Crawley Theatre Critic of the Irish Times and News Editor of Irish Theatre Magazine.

Order The Collaborative Arts Performance Pack online now

The Collaborative Arts Performance 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.

International Guest Artist Biography

Natasha Davis' performance practice revolves around the body as a cultural signifier; her work is process-led and involves rigorous investigation & interpretation of personal histories.Davis has managed a portfolio of established performance practitioners and developed a sizable portfolio of experimental work at the Arts Council London. At the British Council Davis developed projects in Western Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand. She opened & co-coordinated a British Council centre in the Syrian desert and produced a large-scale project for the Ministry of Culture and Education in Tokyo. Natasha as a producer has worked with Bobby Baker and Akram Khan and she also teaches at Birkbeck College.

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