Contacting the World

CTW2016

Contacting the World is Contact’s international exchange project for young theatre makers. CTW brings together young people from across geographical, cultural and social divides and unites them through the common aim of devising new performance work born out of conversation and sharing of cultural perspectives and experiences.

In July 2016, 80 young people from Belgium, Demark, China, Portugal, and the UK will participate in the project. The companies will be twinned and challenged to make a new performance piece together in response to a common artistic theme with the guidance of directors Stacy Makishi, Matt Fenton and Adam McGuigan.

The project will culminate in a showcase and celebration of the work born out of this cultural exchange on Sat 16 July.

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CTW2014

Contacting the World took place in Manchester from 8 to 11 July 2014 with companies twinned from the UK, India, Iran and Jamaica.

Find out more about the companies here.

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CTW2012

Contacting the World 2012 brought 6 new companies together to explore, create and exchange, through a 6 month collaboration process and an explosive festival of performance, workshops, discussion and debate.

Companies were twinned from Manchester, UK & Trinidad and Tobago; Nottingham, UK & Thailand, and Manchester, UK & Nigeria.

Local schools from Greater Manchester also worked with the companies from Nigeria, Thailand, and Trinidad and Tobago.

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CTW2010

Contacting the World 2010 brought 12 new companies together to explore, create and exchange, through a 6 month collaboration process and an explosive festival of performance, workshops, discussion and debate. Companies were from the UK, India, Indonesia, Iran, Denmark, Jamaica, The Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland and USA.

 

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CTW2008

Contacting the World was delighted to be part of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture celebrations in 2008. Companies took part from the UK, Poland, USA, Palestine, Nepal, India, Turkey, Brazil, Germany and Zambia.

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CTW2006

Contacting the World 2006 was developed with support from the Arts Council of England. Young people from Brazil, New Zealand, The Philippines, South Africa, Rwanda and India were twinned with companies from Manchester, Liverpool, Leicester, Stirling, County Durham and London.

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CTW2004

Contacting the World 2004 was produced in partnership with the British Council as part of its Connecting Futures initiative. Theatre companies from Syria, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Malaysia worked together with groups from Manchester, Oldham, London, Cumbernauld, Leeds and Bradford.

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CTW2002

Contacting the World was launched as part of Cultureshock, the North West wide cultural programme for the XVII Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Young people from the Commonwealth countries of Trinidad, India, Malaysia, Nigeria and Sri Lanka collaborated with peers from the UK.

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