Dance into May

Project Summary:

Compare, Contrast and Communicate Culture! Specifically the identity and meaning of May Day traditions in each country, how they are celebrated in the local community today and what each offers for a new and future generation of participants and audiences. Weekly ‘sharing and reporting’ sessions took place using social networking and new media channels, including blogs, skype and virtual workshop environments.  The final outcome took the form of a short costumed performance piece (dance/new ritual drama), devised and produced by the young people in response to their findings. Create_compete_collaborate_250x0__false_nocrop_true

Project leader: The New Carnival Company (Isle of Wight)

UK Partner(s): West Wight Landscape Partnership

International Partner(s): Shademakers – carnival group based in Detmold, Germany.

Young People: 

UK – 13 to18 yr olds from West Wight – area of social deprivation

Germany – 13 to18 year olds in Germany – from inner cities