From November 29 to December 2 2016, the PUSH-partners met at Showbox, a performing arts festival for the young audience in Oslo, Norway. The festival is organized by the Norwegian Partner; Scenekunstbruket. During this week in Oslo the partners, and a few of the artists selected for the first lab saw performances, networked with theatre and dance delegates from Norway and other European Countries, and attended a seminar that presented the three PUSH topics.
You can watch a short film about the Showbox Festival visit made by Geraldine Heaney here:
Showbox was established in 2005, and since then has become an important performing arts festival for children and young people in Norway. It is a festival, a showcase and a meeting point for artists, organisers and everyone whose interest lies in performing arts for a young audience.
The festival is also a forum for lectures, seminars, discussions and networking. Showbox wants to contribute to the further development and strengthening of performing arts for children and young people, and creating a forum where ideas provide common references for further experience and performing arts discussions. We place great emphasis on networking, discussions and presentations of future projects.
Attending this PUSH Festival visit was:
Adne Sekklesten (Norway) - PUSH partner & Steering Group
Anna Newell (Ireland) - Gender Lab artist
Eilidh MacAskill (Scotland) - Gender Lab lead artist
Eline Kuppens (Belgium) - Freelance artist
Fiona Ferguson (Scotland) - PUSH partner & Steering Group
Geraldine Heaney (Scotland) - PUSH filmmaker
Gerhard Verfaillie (Belgium) - PUSH partner & Steering Group
Jelle Marteel (Belgium) - Freelance artist
Katja Brita Lindeberg (Norway) - Gender Lab artist
Mamoru Iriguchi (Scotland) - Gender Lab artist
Maria Fleming (Ireland) - PUSH partner & Steering Group
Ole Birger Hansen (Denmark) - Freelance artist
Pamela Walker (Scotland) - PUSH partner & Steering Group
Pernille Møller Taasinge (Denmark) - PUSH partner & Steering Group
Rob Evans (Scotland) - Gender Lab artist
Shane O'Reilly (Ireland) - Gender Lab artist