Between March and May 2018, we worked with INFORM Theatre, a group of incredibly creative young adults run in partnership with Tayberry Enterprise and Dundee Rep. Together, we used The Artifact's dance and spoken word techniques to create a new performance about disability hate crime, from the perspective of those deemed "disabled" by society.
In just 8 weeks, we explored the differences between us all, how our individual bodies move, our definitions of the words "disability", "hate" and "crime" and generated stories through dance and words, before sharing this work with an invited audience The group decided on an unusual audience configuration for the performance - putting the audience in the middle of the action, and performing around and through them. Audience members commented on how effective this was, noting that "it was good that you had to keep turning to look at things because disability hate crime comes from all angles" and "it being immersive meant that you had nowhere to go."
We are so proud of all that INFORM Theatre have achieved, and would like to thank all at Tayberry Enterprise and Dundee Rep for giving us the opportunity to work with this amazing group. We hope to be back soon, but until then you can watch the video of the final performance below.
This project was funded by Dundee Social Enterprise Network's Dundee Futures Fund.