I’ve previously written about managing the digital and social media strategy for Contact Theatre on their biennial international theatre exchange festival for young people aged 15-25.
The six month long project during which the young theatre companies collaborate to develop a unique theatre project is currently underway and the programme culminates in a theatre production/festival in Manchester in July.
The first short video from the launch features a live camera link-up between two of the 12 young theatre companies twinned across the globe for the collaborative theatre exchange project that is Contacting the World 2010: 10p Mix Up from Manchester and Working Title 2.0 from Mumbai, India.
Apologies for the slightly jerky camera movements! My Flip Mino HD was not to blame, I should have positioned myself closer to the stage early on…
It was really cool to see the young performers take to communicating with each other via ‘Skype live link’ technology with such ease. Also featured are introductions by Andre Pink, one of the artistic facilitators on the project and Baba Israel, Artistic Director/Chief Executive at Contact.
I think Contacting the World 2010 involves lots of cool, potential UK firsts in social media. Social technologies are playing a much bigger role in this year’s programme than in the last, Contacting the World 2008, which took place over in Liverpool as part of the Liverpool, European Capital of Culture 2008 line up of events.
I enjoyed the launch! Did you enjoy the videos? Any thoughts on other interesting ways Contact could use social media during the rest of Contacting the World 2010?
Please share in the comments.
You may also want to check out the very active Contacting the World online community.