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  • Nightwalks With Teenagers

    (Canada / UK / Germany)

    Mammalian Diving Reflex / Darren O'Donnell / UpLIFTers

    East London

    ‘TORONTO’S MESSIAH OF EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE… A CATALYST FOR IMAGINATIVE ABSURDITY’

    Torontostage.com

    This event has now passed.

    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.’

    The Guardian

    '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'

    This Is Tomorrow Magazine

    Nightwalks With Teenagers FAQs

    Useful information about  Nightwalks With Teenagers for ticket holders. Please note, this event has now sold out and there will be no tickets available on the door – please contact us to join the waiting list.

    Approx 2 hours.
    This event is a walking performance taking place in East London, details of the meeting point will be emailed to audience members closer to the performance date.
    The show will be slow enough for a wheelchair users to navigate but more challenging than a traditional venue, if you’d like to discuss this further before booking please contact the LIFT booking helpline on 020 7968 6808.
    Tickets booked via liftfestival.com are subject to a £2.50 booking fee per transaction. For assistance with booking via liftfestival.com, please call the LIFT booking helpline on 020 7968 6808 Monday – Friday between the hours of 12-6pm.

    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.
    Image: Paul Blakemore
    Thank you to LIFT’s Commissioning Circle