Activities

The project Crossing The Line runs over a period of 2,5 years. Within that time the three theatre companies come together on several occasions in activities to share experiences and learn from each other. We share and learn about our organisations, as artists and from a wider world perspective. In this activities section you will find blog posts from our meetings and residencies done within the project.

Crossing the line Festival

In January 2017 in Roubaix (France), Crossing the Line Festival will bring together three European theatre companies, leaders in making professional theatre with learning disabled artists. Join us in Roubaix, France from Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th January 2017 for the first ever Crossing the Line Festival! Three days of performances, workshops, screenings and discussions from three leading European, learning-disability…

Partner meeting at l’Oiseau-Mouche in Roubaix

Planning for the Festival We discussed what our Crossing the Line Festival in January 2017 would contain. Who do we want to invite? What do we want them to see? We want out visitors to get involved as much as possible in the project! Where do we go from here? We want Crossing the Line…

Sharing & learning: Residency at l’Oiseau-Mouche

Artists Compagnie de l’Oiseau-Mouche workshop took place from January 18th to Thursday 21st 2016. The company wanted the partners to explore three fields of work: –          Contemporary dance with Sarah Nouveau who explored during one day the themes and exercises she used in C.O.R.P.uS., l’Oiseau-Mouche’s latest dance performance; –          Contemporary theatre with Julie Chaubard who offered…

Sharing & learning: 
Residency at Moomsteatern

Organisations Working with script During the first day in Malmö we discussed text and script adaption, together with learning methods in relation to the script. Moomsteatern’s artistic director Per Törnqvist talked about his chain of thoughts while working with a script for Moomsteatern’s ensemble. Invited to the conversation were also the directors Pelle Öhlund and…

Partner meeting at Moomsteatern in Malmö

Artistic exchange We visited the rehearsals of the Tempest, and watched Moomsteatern’s short Man without Direction. Joint projects with larger institutions Moomsteatern shared their experiences of working in joint projects with different institutions. They have previously worked together with Gothenburg city theatre which is the second largest theatre in Sweden, with Riksteatern, a national organisation…

Partner Meeting at Mind the Gap in Bradford

In May 2015 Mind the Gap held the first partner meeting at their home MTG Studios in Bradford, England. The purpose of the partner meetings is to create an opportunity for the artistic and administrative teams to come together and discuss the way each company works and makes work, as well as strategic issues connected…

Sharing & learning: Residency at Mind the Gap

Artists In March 2015 Mind the Gap held the first of the three international residencies at their home MTG Studios in Bradford, England. This was the first opportunity for artists from each company to meet each other, socialise and take part in workshops together. It was a big learning experience for everyone involved, particularly working…

Kick off meeting at Moomsteatern in Malmö

Artistic exchange We saw Moomsteatern’s play The hunchback of Notre Dame. Introductions We introduced our companies to each other, identified similarities and differences between our organisations, ways of thinking and working, history, current projects and visions. Crossing the line We reviewed aspects of our project, Crossing the line and discussed schedule, ways of communications, budget…

Brussels November 10-11th 2014 Creative Europe programme kick-off meeting

Representatives of all the successful Creative Europe projects from the first round of this new programme gathered in Brussels, to spend a focused two days preparing for their projects. Because, unusually, the application deadline came in March in 2014, with decisions in July, this meeting was ideal in its scheduling as it came just one…