On the 30th of April, we will hold our official launch at SOAS from 6-8pm. In the run up to this event we would like to introduce our speakers of the evening.
Papergang Theatre is a platform for British East Asian talent. Our mission is to change that by focusing on developing British East Asian new writing. We believe that if you create more content, there’ll be more opportunities for our voices to be heard. And more opportunities for British East Asian actors, producers, directors to flourish.
We were formed by graduates of the Royal Court Unheard Voices programme, and we have a wide network of talent in the community. Most of us are born or bred in the UK, now in or 20s and 30s. We want to tell contemporary, British East Asian stories about the here and now, rather than always looking back at where we’ve come from. That’s a unique perspective that we don’t think anyone else has the moment.
We’re involved with AHAA because we know the importance of bringing people together. We would not be where we are today without the help of the wider network and the community. If there is anything that we can do to encourage others and share the experiences we have with others than we are fully behind it.
Read more about Papergang Theatre on their website: www.papergang.co.uk
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Trikhon in Vietnamese means a particular wisdom to complete something. Our ‘Trikhon’ is bringing stories to life in a way that is much more than words. We believe that a story carries much more power when all our senses are awoken. Through our work we aim to arouse, provoke, terrify, excite, inspire, move, tickle and immerse. We are a big fan of theatre that surrounds you from all sides.
A large part of our practice includes engaging in dialogue, whether in the rehearsals, with local communities or with fellow artist communities. We’re excited about the alliance as we see it as a way our artist communities can support each other and help each other grow in our practice.
On the 30th of April, we will officially launch AAAHA at SOAS from 6-8pm. We would like to introduce to you some of our Alliance members and speakers of the evening:
The Music Man Project
The Music Man Project is the UK’s first full-time music education service
specifically for children and adults with learning disabilities. We train
our students to become effective musical performers regardless of their
personal challenges. We access their innate and instinctive musicality and
use this as a vehicle to teach musicianship and to increase their
confidence, self-esteem and creative expression. We then present these
outcomes in public performances to entertain and educate the wider society.
We campaign for equal opportunities for musicians with learning disabilities
to perform at the most prestigious venues as these experiences have a truly
transformative effect on their lives and those of their families. The Music
Man Project is a sought-after authority in his field. We help other tutors
to set up their own versions of our service around the UK and in other
countries, and this year we will teach disabled adults from London at the
Royal College of Music. We will also train Royal College undergraduates how
to survive and succeed within this rewarding field of music education. Our
methods are the subject of a Royal College PhD into the impact of music on
the well-being of people with a learning disability.
We look forward to developing international links so that we can share our
experiences and learn from other artists and organisations. We would like to
establish a British Asiatic network of arts providers who work in our field
and we will expand our approach to the related sectors of mental health,
dementia and to other vulnerable groups in society. We will share the
findings of the PhD with our partners and will seek opportunities to involve
the Alliance in our doctoral research. Finally, we would like to collaborate
with partners to deliver workshops, training courses, seminars and high
profile performances like our recent production at the London Palladium. We
want to a) showcase our performers alongside professional artists, b)
promote Asiatic Arts to the UK and c) share our particular philosophy with
Read more about The Music Man Project on their website.