Live Art and Children

Ongoing Project

LADA works on initiatives relating to Live Art and children, including curatorial projects, programming partnerships, publications, opportunities and resources. The following summary includes links to more information on each initiative.

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KAPUTT: The Academy of Destruction

A transgenerational team of six children and six adult artists share their practices, experiences and concepts of destruction in Tate Exchange, London. A collaboration with Sibylle Peters of Theatre of Research (Germany) and Tate Families & Early Years.

PLAYING UP

An artwork by Sibylle Peters, exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations in the form of a game that adults and kids play together. Buy a copy of the game on Unbound or look out for public Play-Ins around the UK and internationally. The PLAYING UP project website includes writing on Live Art and kids by Mary Paterson and other resources.

Restock, Rethink, Reflect Four: on Live Art and Privilege

Sibylle Peters undertook a residency exploring Live Art practices and methodologies in relation to intergenerational practices, especially with children/young people, including the public event My Very First Piece of Live Art.

Study Room Guide & Toolkit

Free print and online resources by Sibylle Peters: a Study Room Guide looking at a range of projects and resources, and a Toolkit that proposes various methodologies on how to conduct research projects with kids.

Hester Chillingworth, LADA’s Thinker in Residence

With a focus on Young People, Gender & Live Art, Hester researches the existing access points to Live Art for young people and how access might be improved and extended; includes blog entries by Hester on their research.

Live Art UK

Many of the organisational members of the Live Art UK network develop and support Live Art by, for, and with kids.

Young People’s Resource Pack for Live Art

A resource for teachers and students on Live Art and Performance, 2009-10.

Unbound

Resources on work for and by children are available through LADA’s Unbound shop.

Other organisations working in these areas include but are not limited to Bootworks Theatre Company, Fevered Sleep and Fundus Theatre.

Listen to Bootworks Theatre Talkshop Podcast, interviews with children’s performance makers including Sibylle Peters.

Banner image credit:

PLAYING UP, Credit Seraphina Neville

Part of Restock, Rethink, Reflect Four: on Live Art and Privilege

A project focusing on issues of Live Art and privilege

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Restock, Rethink, Reflect Four: on Live Art and Privilege

A project focusing on issues of Live Art and privilege

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Live Art and Older Individuals and Communities

A collection of initiatives and resources for working with older individuals and communities

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Live Art and the Displaced

A collection of initiatives and resources for working with the displaced

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Restock, Rethink, Reflect Four – Study Room Guides and Toolkits

Study Room Guides and Toolkits generated from the four research residencies of RRR4: on Live Art and privilege

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Also

It Could Only Happen Here: Jim Dahl’s unreal Boat tour

A new live work by Tim Bromage commissioned for the Floating Cinema 2013

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Labour Practices: Ethics of Service and Ideas of Labour in Performance

A panel on the ways artists use ideas of service and labour as creative strategies as part of At Your Service.

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Study Boxes at Live Collision Festival, Dublin

A hand picked selection of materials from LADA’s Study Room

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SPILL Festival of Performance, London

A Showcase of ten of the most innovative, daring and exciting young artists from the UK and Ireland.

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MIF 2019: Animals of Manchester (including HUMANZ)

A project by Theatre of Research & LADA for Manchester International Festival 2019

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Performance Matters

A three-year research project bringing together artists and academics to investigate ideas of cultural value.

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Ongoing

Library of Performing Rights

The Library of Performing Rights is available as a place of action, a place of knowledge exchange, a repository of experience, and a context that others can use to support and advance their own work both at LADA and elsewhere.

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