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Dance and Theatre

30th October 2017

By Zsuzsi Soboslay I say to you, my friends,..there are certain things in our..world which I am proud to be ‘maladjusted’.. I say very honestly that I never intend to become adjusted to segregation and discrimination..to religious bigotry… to the madness of militarism… It is no longer the choice between violence and nonviolence. It is […]

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  Monthly Exiled Lit Cafe: Monday 6th November 2017 at 7.30 pm Arts Across Borders On Stage. Poetry: Abol Froushan, Afsaneh Gitiforouz, Alev Adil and Alemu Tebeje. Theatre: Performance from ‘Evros: The Crossing River’ by Seemia Theatre plus discussion with the director and actors. Music: Song and accordion by Grace. Film: Clips from ‘Football Dream’ […]

Arts Across Borders

From coming to the UK in the back of a lorry to performing at The Pleasance By Syed Najibi, Emirjon Hoxhaj, Awet Mohamed Ali and Kate Duffy of Phosphoros Theatre Company ‘Can you bring the play to Brighton, Bradford, Sheffield, NEW YORK!’ Here’s five thousand dollars to make Dear Home Office the Movie!’ That is […]

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Call out for submission for an International Performance Lab with Dash Arts. Dash Arts have announced the launch of an International Performance Lab supporting UK-based migrant artists (the Migrant Artists Programme). In late November, Dash Arts will offer an artistic and professional development opportunity exploring performance in the unique Dash Arts style – across art- forms, […]

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By Cat Looby. Theatre Delicatessen have curated a week-long festival from 17th to 24th June, at the Old Library in Camberwell, to celebrate Refugee Week 2017. The festival programme will include numerous theatre performances, dance, live music, discussion panels, participatory workshops, family activities and much more. What does it mean to be at home? How […]

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Communication workshop with Anima Theatre Company, by Henry Anima. The Workshop As part of our current project, /The Sleeper/, we are looking to run two days of workshops for refugees on the theme of ‘Communication’. The workshop will be practical and explore how we speak without language. We have experienced workshop leaders and an Arabic […]

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From Australia, performance-maker Zsuzsi Soboslay writes: In November 2016 I created The Compassion Plays to honour the experience of refugees. I based its structure on the medieval Passion Plays, where Death calls Everyman to take the journey (‘towards judgment’) we all share. But perhaps in our century, the shared journey is into exile: There is […]

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1st March 2017

Thanks to everyone who presented and participated in the dance/movement, refugees and migration event on 28 February. And many thanks to Greenwich Dance for hosting. We’ve set up a special mailing list so that we can stay in touch. If you weren’t there but would like to be added to the list, email tom@counterpointsarts.org.uk It […]

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Casting Workshop – Call out for Performer/Deviser/ Puppeteers for The Interlude by Maison Foo Maison Foo are in the middle of making a new show…THE INTERLUDE….a show about a new place, a place that exists in between where you once belonged, a place faraway, a place unknowable. The interlude is a new devised piece of […]

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Call out for Performers/Collaborators SBC Theatre are Hannah Butterfield, Rosie MacPherson and John Tomlinson. They are the UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary and are Associate Artists at Cast, Doncaster. They are looking for two performers and collaborators for a new, devised theatre work (Dis)Place, supported by Arts Council England. Currently in the research & […]

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9th November 2016

By Tolu Agbelusi. At 14, I moved to the UK from Nigeria with my family. The dream was far more exciting than the reality of attending school with a different accent, in a different country, with people who thought and verbalised various assumptions, including that I must have been living in trees because that’s what […]

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Audition call out for Theatre-Rites Site-Specific Production Theatre-Rites is creating an exciting new site-specific production in Manchester for July 2017 and are currently looking to cast Manchester or London based performers to join an ensemble cast of 7. They are looking for: Dancers Physical theatre performers Performer musicians Puppeteer Performers You must be highly skilled in […]

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20th October 2016

By Mark Hibbett. ‘All In The Same Boat’ is a new piece of collaborative storytelling created by Lost City Writers, an international group of emerging writers who first met on the MA in Playwriting And Screenwriting at City University. This is our third group show and we decided to try and tackle the subject of […]

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9th October 2016

By Tom Mansfield, Upstart Theatre. Phone Home is a piece of theatre about migration, communication and Europe – and what it means to call somewhere home. It’s a collaboration between three theatre companies: Upstart Theatre in London, of which I’m the artistic director; Pathos Theater in Munich; and Highway Productions in Athens. Phone Home seeks […]

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