De 14 scenekunstnerne som skal møtes og jobbe sammen i den første PUSH-lab’en i Edinburgh på nyåret er nå valgt ut. Vi gleder oss til å sende Katja Brita Lindeberg og danser Mari Bø til Skottland!
PUSH er et toåring kunstutviklingsprosjekt støttet av Creative Europe, ledet av Imaginate (Skottland), Krokus Festival (Belgia), The Ark (Irland), Aabendans (Danmark) and Scenekunstbruket. Etter en open call tidligere i høst er det en glede å annonsere de 14 scenekunstnerne som vil delta i det første laboratoriet på nyåret. De skal utforske kjønn og identitet i scenekunst for barn og unge.
Scenekunsterne som skal delta:
Rob Evans Scotland
Shona Reppe Scotland
Emma Park Scotland
Mamoru Iriguchi Scotland
Yentl de Werdt Belgium
Soetkin Demey Belgium
Maryam K. Hedayat Belgium
Ilse Ghekiere Belgium
Shane O’Reilly Ireland
Anna Newell Ireland
Micaela Kühn Denmark
Erik Pold Denmark
Katja Brita Lindeberg Norway
Mari Bø Norway
Mer om prosjektet kan du få vite på et eget seminar på Showbox, onsdag 30. november.
About the PUSH Lab (Gender and sexual identity)
This Lab will bring together fourteen artists from five different countries in Europe to explore gender and sexual identity in theatre and dance for children. Artists will work together over 8 days from Monday 30th of January to Monday 6th of February 2017.
Gender Lab – how can we use performance to explore gender and sexuality with children? And should we? How can we as artists use our current skills and push ourselves and the sector to create bold and radical work for children? How can we match our personal politic with the work we create and the ways we engage with young people?
Through performance experiments, discussions, skill-sharing, cross-cultural pollination, and engaging with children, we will explore how ideas around gender and sexual identity manifest themselves not only in our individual practices, but also in the wider field of Theatre for Young Audiences and in society at large.
We will ask the difficult questions concerning taboos, stereotypes and archetypes within work for children, and question where the boundaries lie between what is safe, subversive or wholly inappropriate. Where are the tensions between these considerations? Who makes the rules? And is or isn’t it the job of the artist to push and question these ideas?
In terms of gender and sexuality, the LAB seeks to address the gap between the leaps forward in legal equality and the way children and society in general engages with these important topics. For example, in Scotland we are apparently Europe’s fairest nation in terms of legal protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. But these equality laws are not always reflected in the lived experiences of these people, nor are they reflected in visibility or representation in performance for children, which still sometimes clings to heteronormative narratives.