The Ark and Dublin Theatre Festival present Chalk About
Chalk About is a playful, funny and moving look at how we see ourselves and others featuring dance, chalk, chat and one perfect scene containing everything you could wish for! Turning the stage into a gigantic chalkboard, it explores the nature of identity and asks some BIG questions: What makes us who we are? Is it where we are from? How we talk? Our pasts or our futures? Or is it just the way we dance?
Part of the Theatre for Children season in Dublin Theatre Festival 2022.
A Curious Seed production of Chalk About, originally created by Christine Devaney and Leandro Kees. Commissioned by Imaginate.
Chalk About originated through the Fresh Tracks Europe ‘New Artistic Identities’ programme in 2011. Commissioned by Imaginate and originally a Curious Seed production, further supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, produced by Catalyst Dance Management (Dance Base) and co-produced in association with Tanzhaus NRW [Dusseldorf], supported by Lyra Theatre [Edinburgh] and The Work Room [Glasgow]. Curious Seed is supported by Creative Scotland.
Attending and reflecting on theatre performances with your class will explore many of the key strands of the Drama and English curricula, particularly in relation to: examining the relationship between story, theme and life experience; using insights arising out of dramatic action to draw conclusions about life and people; receptiveness to language; competence and confidence in using language; emotional and imaginative development through language; reflection on drama and listening and responding.