Our story so far

Written and performed by parents. Directed by Kate Black

This production was specially made for Parent Network Scotland’s 25th Celebratory Conference in May 2015 and performed at the City Chambers, Glasgow.

The performers were all parents who had attended our Tackling Sectarianism Workshops. From this experience they created scenarios from their lives regarding sectarian language and behaviours. The production highlighted the role parents have in influencing their children to develop tolerance, understanding and to accept different faiths and beliefs. The show was poignant and funny and enjoyed by the 100+ audience.

 

OLE

Olé – a dance/theatre production performed by 250 primary school children from North Ayrshire

Designed & Directed by Kate Black, Set Design by Rachel Mimiec

Choreographers/Dancers Maritza Roderiguez, Maria Arvalez

 

Kate designed and directed a ten week education project with eight schools in North Ayrshire involving 250 Primary 4 and 5 children using dance to teach the Spanish language.  Over the course of the ten weeks the children worked with 4 professional contemporary dancers [including 2 native Spanish speakers] to create a performance that incorporated the basics of Spanish with dance to tell the story of going on holiday to watch the World Cup.

Main outcomes| The children learned basic Spanish conversational phrases and words which they were confident to use; they also learned new dances and creative movement; they were all confident performers on stage at the Magnum Centre, Irvine performing to their friends and families.  The total audience over two performances was 698.

The children had a wonderful experience during Ole – they learned some Spanish, they loved working with the dancers and most of all they loved being on the stage at the Magnum Theatre”.   Class Teacher

“Awesome!”  – P4 pupil

The dance teachers were fantastic.  We learned lots of new moves and we learned them in Spanish”. – P5 pupil