Nightwalks With Teenagers
(Canada / UK / Germany)
Mammalian Diving Reflex / Darren O'Donnell / UpLIFTers
‘TORONTO’S MESSIAH OF EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE… A CATALYST FOR IMAGINATIVE ABSURDITY’
See a different side to our city in this poignant, rebellious walk on the wild side 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.
Taking the audience through the streets and paths of East London, this walking performance will uncover undiscovered sights and untapped talents. Expect to dance, laugh, run, walk and parkour your way through our urban playground as we follow 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).
‘PASSERSBY LOOK ON IN ASTONISHMENT, AS IF THE WORLD HAS BEEN TURNED UPSIDE DOWN.’
'MAMMALIAN DIVING REFLEX HAVE SHOWN THE POWER OF WHAT A NAÏVE SPIRIT AND HEALTHY AMOUNT OF AUDACITY CAN DO TO AN ART-FESTIVAL-FATIGUED AUDIENCE'
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