Actiontrack Performance Company are joining forces with Hauser & Wirth Somerset to celebrate Subodh Gupta’s current exhibition, ‘Invisible Reality’. The unique partnership will work with children from two local primary schools, Upton Noble and Bruton Primary School, in developing a performative response to Gupta’s work and practice. Throughout the duration of the project pupils will participate in tailored workshops, both at the gallery and within their schools, led by a professional team of artists and performers. The children from both primary schools will tell the tale of Uncle Moon, reflecting on Gupta’s piece titled; ‘Chanda Mama Door Ke’. The collaborative performance is based on the traditional Indian nursery rhyme and tells the tale of the journey to visit Uncle Moon on the moon. The performance will involve processional dancing, traditional Indian singing as well as original design pieces, all inspired by traditional Indian art forms and Subodh Gupta’s work.
The project will finalise in a public performance at Hauser & Wirth Somerset on
Friday 29 April 2016, from 6 pm.
We hope to share this special collaboration with as many members of the local community as possible.
For the past 30 years Actiontrack Performance Company have been changing the shape of participatory arts, and making spectacle happen. Initially based in Devon, and now in Taunton in Somerset, Actiontrack have become one of the leading companies in community theatre and participatory arts. The company work in a variation of structures, from individual workshops and supporting hard to reach vulnerable groups, to large-scale community plays and engagement projects.
Actiontrack have developed unique processes that are collaborative at all times. Whatever forms the groups and workshops take, the participants create and share responsibility for any work that is undertaken. The artists in the company have a voice too – not simply facilitating the group or bringing a predetermined package. The artists bring structure and methods, but the ideas and product are essentially the participants own. This ethic continues to underpin all the work that the company delivers at every scale.