As part of the legacy of the Unlimited festival and the Globe to Globe season, Graeae's Jenny Sealey travelled to Bangladesh to lead workshops on integrated theatre performance.
Graeae's Artistic Director Jenny Sealey went to Dhaka with her sign language interpreter Jeni Draper. The trip is the first part of a longer project. The British Council in Dhaka worked with the Dhaka Theatre Company in 2012 to present The Tempest at Shakespeare's Globe during its Globe to Globe Season. The company are interested in creating a new piece of work tying into the Shakespeare celebrations in 2016, working with local disability groups, to create the first integrated theatre performance in Bangladesh.
Jenny met with the local Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed and local cultural leaders, and delivered a two day workshop with members of the Dhaka Theatre Company and the Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
The purpose of the trip is to discuss how we can all work together and to plan the next stages of the project. Plans are underway for a second trip in September. To read more about Jenny's experience in Dhaka visit her blog: From Stoke Mandeviolle to Bangladesh.
Jenny Sealey was co-artistic director of Unlimited, and this work forms part of the legacy of the Unlimited festival which took place as part of the Cultural Olympiad at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Dhaka, Bangladesh14th Mar 2013 - 31st Mar 2013