Performing the Jewish Archive

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Out of the Shadows

At the heart of our project is a series of five international performance festivals, spanning the globe, which are titled, ‘Out of the shadows’. They showcase the outcomes of our research and are supported by an exhibition and a series of educational projects.

Each festival features performances of a musical, theatrical or related nature illustrating the use of cultural archives in performance. The events offer local amateur and student performers the opportunity to interact with professionals, enhancing their skills as performers and their understanding of our performance approaches.

Our international, interdisciplinary team of thirteen members are all motivated to recover and engage with artefacts from the Jewish archive to stimulate the creation of new works and to challenge the very essence of what archives are and what they mean in today’s society.


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