Category: Theatre and Dance
Ways of Listening is a new research and development collaboration between the world-renowned theatre company Complicité and Theatre Regional d’Oran supported by the British Council Algeria and Algerian Ministry of Culture and Arts.
Following the call for applications for the project on October 14, 2021, the project is launched.
Over the course of two weeks in December, nine Algerian artists, from a range of disciplines, will be guided by two Complicité Associates based in the UK, Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre and Paula Varjack. They will develop a process of performance-making which transcends borders, languages and cultural differences using social media and other online platforms to explore how artists can create a live, embodied, collective theatrical experience when physically apart, and online.
Together with Creative Producer, Lily Einhorn, the lead artists and Algerian collaborators will attempt to develop new practices, collaborations, and ways of listening to create a new artistic practice and legacy for both Algerian and UK artists.
Documentation will form a part of the working process and material will be posted to social media over the course of the two weeks. Complicité encourages artists to work from a position of curiosity and cultivates a desire for them to see things differently. A key part to the Complicité methodology is developing the consciousness to stand back from oneself and to see the world with compassion and empathy.