Von Stockert’s promenade piece Belonging(s) is one of many examples of the company’s work with diverse communities. Over 400 participants were involved in the development, creation and performances of this site-responsive outdoor work which was tailor-made for each of the locations on its national and international tour from 2015 to 2017. Community participation played a key part of the research process and later in the live performances that integrated local communities who performed alongside the professional cast. A broad variety of groups participated in research, workshops and/or performances, including intergenerational ‘Open Call Groups’ with age ranges from teens to those in their 80’s, school children, a Tamil community group, dance groups for the over 60’s, young people with special educational needs, craft groups, people in care homes and university students.
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