Unimportant theatre: Changing The World Through Play!
In 2018, Hobo's Creative Elien Hanselaer started making her own work during her practice-based PhD in Performance at Queen's University Belfast researching actor-actor performance connection. (You can read about the project here.)
Today, while the globe plummets headlong into an irreversible climate change, parts of the world burn and the threat of a geo-political crisis draws nearer, many people feel barely equipped to the challenges before them. In earlier epochs, stories from other times of extremis where activated, but in times like ours the revivals of classic plays amount to not much more than fiddling as Rome goes up in flames.
Alternatives are needed...
In the course of pursuing the idea of making theatre that is involved in the world we live in, Elien got involved in leading community-building theatre arts projects. One of the creative responses in which Elien feeds artistic work back to society is through letting people tune into the stories and strands of myth coursing through their veins, opening them up to that what seeks expression.