STRATEGIC TOURING SUCCESS
We're so excited to announce that Take On Me's application to the Arts Council's Strategic Touring programme has been successful! We have been overwhelmed by the energy and investment from our partners to bring the Take On Me project across the UK. It’s a significant step forward for Dante or Die to reach new audiences with mac Birmingham, Ideas Test, Creative Arts East and Ealing Council whilst building on our previous work with The Lowry and Lighthouse Poole. We’re looking forward to revisiting the legwarmers and headbands, creating new local casts everywhere we go and training the site-specific producers and makers of the future.
Joyce Wilson, London Area Director, Arts Council England:
‘We’re delighted to be able to support Dante or Die with its plan to bring contemporary theatre to wider communities across England with funding from the National Lottery. Touring leisure centres with performances of Take on Me, Dante or Die will encourage not only new audiences for theatre but new participants too. Dante or Die is one of many contemporary companies taking work to non-traditional venues, encouraging and enabling young people and families to experience arts and culture close to home and in familiar settings.’
SITELINES ASSOCIATE ARTISTS
We’re delighted to share the news that we have been appointed Sitelines Associate Artists with South Street Arts Centre in Reading. Since 2013, we have been collaborating with John Luther, who heads up South Street and created Sitelines to champion performances in unusual spaces across the town. Sitelines co-commissioned both I Do and Handle With Care. We’re so excited to be the first Sitelines Associate Artists which will allow us to originate more projects in new places around Reading.
This announcement coincides with us starting a Research & Development period on a brand new production, currently entitled Kiss Marry Kill. We’ll be collaborating with playwright James Baldwin for the first time.The R&D has been commissioned by South Street & the University of Reading through their Development & Diversity Through Theatre project, .
We will be co-hosting a symposium on Sexuality & Theatre with South Street & the University of Reading. , which will take place at the university's We have invited the inspiring theatre-makers Chris Goode, Lucy J Skilbeck, & Krishna Istha alongside academics Simon Dodi & Joe Parslow to discuss their work and current developments in the world of LBGTQ+ performance.
Minghella Building: 22 November from 2pm – 5pm
If you’d like to attend the symposium you’d be very welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a free place.
PEUT-ÊTRE ON TOUR
Daphna's brand new Peut-Être production, Tidy Up is currenlty on tour. She has made the show with Associate Artist Anna Woolhouse at the Great Ormond Street Hospital, which has been an incredible experience. Steal a child and get tickets to the show on tour. Click here are for all the tour dates.