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  • Posted 01 December 2018

    Nightwalks With Teenagers

    (Canada / UK / Germany)

    Mammalian Diving Reflex / Darren O'Donnell / UpLIFTers



    This was a LIFT Tottenham Original commission which was part of LIFT 2018

    Created in collaboration with the UpLIFTers, a group of teenagers from Tottenham who have been working with LIFT since 2015, their German counterparts, MIT OHNE ALLES from Ruhrtriennale, and their Canadian counterparts, The Young Mammals, this poignant, rebellious walk on the wild side invited audiences to see a different side of the city.

    Taking the audience through the streets and paths of East London, this walking performance uncovered undiscovered sights and untapped talents. Audiences danced, laughed, ran, walked and soul-trained their way through our urban playground as they followed shared paths and connected futures with the city’s youth.

    Founded in 1993, Mammalian Diving Reflex (MDR) is cherished in Canada and famous around the world for creating artistic interventions that often put children and young people in the driver’s seat as a way to trigger generosity and equity across the universe. Their work has been recognised through numerous international awards and in 2012 they received the Children’s Rights Supporter Award from the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children. Their previous LIFT interventions include Haircuts By Children (LIFT 2010) and The Children’s Choice Awards (LIFT 2016).

    Dates: Fri 1 – Sun 3 June 2018

    A Mammalian Diving Reflex/Darren O’Donnell production commissioned and presented by LIFT in collaboration with the Tottenham UpLIFTers and The Young Mammals with Guest Tottenham Artists Güneş Güven and Elsabet Yonas. Supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and the Goethe-Institut London. Nightwalks with Teenagers is a LIFT Tottenham Original, made in collaboration with artists and communities from Tottenham. LIFT Tottenham is supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch), The Sackler Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Foyle Foundation, Baskin Family Foundation, Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust, Noël Coward Foundation.
    Images: Jalaikon
    Thank you to LIFT’s Commissioning Circle

    The making of - day one

    The making of - day two

    The making of - day three