04 September 2012

Europeras, round 2

On Friday, we saw Europeras once more, 2 weeks after watching the premiere with a different group of kids. We were curious to see how this group would react to the massive production... 

Here are the blonde Bochum girls en route to the Jahrhunderthalle

Christopher and Drilon walked the red carpet in the rain

the jury ate some snacks before (and during) the long show


Davud, Meike and Nick posing/eating 

nice chewing Meike!

getting some energy out during the interval jumping up and down

after the show, we met Nikolay, a performer who wore that feather hat on the table in Europeras 2

passing notes took on a new meaning via phone passing tonight... is there a love connection happening in the jury? (I won't reveal the recipient)

Jacqueline looking at Nikolai's specific list of times he carries with him to know his cues

some Europeras inspired drawings 

and... more crazy photos from the Bochum girls on the van ride home

Birmingham and Manchester

I left Germany to check out Ask a Teenager at the AND Festival, Manchester and meet with the Fierce Festival in Birmingham to talk about future plans. As is often the case with the early days of project conception, the ideas were BIG and ambitious. We're talking about doing a Nightwalks with Teenagers and seeing if we can engage not only as many youth arts groups in Birmingham, but see if we can hook up with some of the young people we are working with now at the Ruhrtrienalle. That would be sick!

But likely unlikely. But you never know.

In any case, we're starting to build the desire and intention to begin to connect up youth that we've worked with on previous project, the goal being to start to form an international network of Young Mammals who can create work and create their own organizations in association with us, applying our approach to young people.