CULTURALLY AMBITIOUS - ARTISTICALLY AUDACIOUSan international partnership platform for performance-makers
partnershipsinternational partnerships are formed around a performance-making project
performance-makers respond to the project’s animating idea
performancesa project leads to performance outcomes in each partnership community
modularityperformance-makers create content in the form of performance modules
co-creationperformance modules can be shared across a project
participationprojects explore audience and community participation
platformperformance-makers pioneer new ways of connecting and creating
The PaperBoats Inaugural Project
exploring “two-ness” in every which way
lines that connect AND lines that divide
the power of two
stories of “two” guide us to a point ...where opposites become reconciled, bringing that which is unbalanced and incomplete to a state of balance and completeness – not somewhere between the two extremes but to some third position that transcends them both
The PaperBoats 2016 - 2020 Project
The answer is revealing an extraordinary new way of making theatre for children through a process of co-creation that builds an ecology of creative engagement and partnership between international communities, artists and presenters.
Our objective is to demonstrate as a “proof of concept” how The PaperBoats creative principles can give rise to inventive,viable, international theatre-making, exemplified by the activity and outcomes of its inaugural 5-year project (2016-2020).
Modularity and Sharing
The inaugural project is a four-way co-creation partnership with carefully selected communities of artists and organisations in Australia, USA, Singapore and New Zealand.
By sharing and accumulating ideas and content across our four partnership communities in slow-brewing processes, underpinned by The PaperBoats creative principles, we are progressively developing a number of theatre works for early childhood audiences (4-8 year olds) in all 4 communities across the next three years.
With the support of tertiary training institutions, funders, arts organisations, councils, presenters and teams of experienced artists from Australia, USA, NZ and Singapore, we are developing four distinctive works-in-progress (Especially on Birthdays, Cha~Cha~Cha!, Gimme Please! and Tūtū) that we will deliver in a variety of contexts across our partnership nations as part of The PaperBoats 2018-2020 program.
the paperboats - lovingly hand-crafted, artful and beautiful performance-making vessels, venturing to unseen places
a project of theatre thinker and tinker, Dave Brown and associates