Andre Pink, our Artistic Director, collaborated with the theatre company Improbable and was one of the leading artists in their project Impro for Elders in 2016 which took place in the library and was followed by 2 successful shows at the Cockpit.
The Church Street Mask Project
Free Mask Making & Performance Drop-in classes
An Intergenerational Project for young people 18+ and elders 60+ (but all are welcome if they are 18+). During the month of August the theatre company Dende Collective will hold an open creative workspace at Penfold Community Hub for all to make masks and learn how to perform with them.
The Glass Flower Society
A touching and magical show about life, death, love and a rabbit, performed by a community group of 60+
Inspired by two short stories by Murilo Rubião, the father of Brazilian Magic Realism, a group of elders 60+ will take the stage for two nights only, to perform their touching version of the tragic tales.
Drama for Elders - Fellini Style
Fellini Style in Person
Weekly sessions exploring drama, improvisation and the creation of a show based on the world of Italian film director Federico Fellini.
The Kilburn Mask Project
An Intergenerational Community Project - Mask Making, Acting & Performance
Participants made masks and learned how to bring them to life. They also created costumes for their characters and participated in a walkabout on Kilburn High Street.
Drama for Elders - Fellini Style via Zoom
Online weekly sessions exploring drama, improvisation and the creation of a show based on the world of Italian film director Federico Fellini.
Drama for Elders via Zoom
Weekly sessions exploring drama, improvisation, storytelling and creative writing for the 60+
A safe space for elders to connect, socialise, listen to others, be heard, learn new skills, create, transform and above all have fun and laugh – great weapons against negative consequences of these difficult times.
Viewpoint for Elders
A Fun Improvisation System that helps you connect with others in time & space
Viewpoints for Elders has been adapted for stage acting by Anne Bogart and Tina Landau in which they use an improvisational system that trains an actor to use their body in time and space to create meaning.
The Austerity Playbook
A Jazz Recital Performance
The participants from our work at Church Street Library take part in this project, acting out the story and creating improvised movement sequences alongside professional jazz singers and a band who played amazing music by Andrea Vicari. We present the Dende Company of Elders.
Commedia for Elders
Commedia Dell'Arte by a group of 60yrs+
Commedia dell'Arte by a group of 60yrs+. The shows were partly improvised and reflected issues that concerned the participants, portraying characters inspired by the original types of Commedia dell'Arte that related to their world and Church Street Ward.