THE LOCKDOWN DIALOGUES

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 to Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Start time: 6:00pm

Talk

Venue: Online

Border Crossings responded to the 2020 Covid-19 crisis through a series of online conversations, reflecting on our past and current work, as well as exploring how theatre and the arts can move forward in this rapidly changing world.  

"Definitely the most thought provoking, intelligent thing I’ve seen/experienced in lockdown and beyond." - Audience Member

"Fascinating and very encouraging hearing such creative responses to the situation we are all in … my biggest fear is that all returns to ‘business as usual' post Covid with no real lessons learned so it was great hearing a more nuanced and idealistic reponse."  - Audience Member 

You can listen to the recordings by clicking the links below.

April 22nd - THIS FLESH IS MINE  with Gabriel Varghese, author of Palestinian Theatre in the West Bank: Our Human Faces (Palgrave 2020).

April 29th - CONSUMED with Ma Haili, Associate Professor in Performance and Creative Economy at Leeds University.

May 6th - HIDDEN HISTORIES with Kwakwaka’wakw and Squamish artist Sierra Tasi Baker, and Coll Thrush, author of Indigenous London: Native Travellers at the Heart of Empire (Yale 2016).

May 13th - THE GREAT EXPERIMENT with Mauritian playwright and activist Dev Virahsawmy.

May 20th - MORE THAN WORDS with Raffaele Messina, the Clown who takes the leading role in our new film, and Samantha Holdsworth from Clowns Without Borders.

May 27th - INO MOXO with director Oscar Naters and members of Peru's Grupo Integro.

June 3rd - PETER SELLARS The leading international director, and Patron of Border Crossings, reflects on what the future may hold for us, in response to the seismic change represented by the global pandemic.  

The final talk, with Peter Sellars