Tandem Shaml: Tamasha & Spectacle Pour Tous International Exchange

The Tamasha and Spectacle Pour Tous Exchange is an experimental international collaboration, as part of Tandem Shaml to create a piece of theatre inspired by the stories and experiences of young people from Tangier, Morocco and London, UK. Young people from each city will become co-creators and performers in exploring themes such as language, landscape, the notion of  the 'other' as well as other stories the young people would like to tell.

In a dynamic exploration of ways of approaching international collaboration to share cross cultural experiences, young people from London will first work in a team to come up with fresh and exciting ideas to devise a new piece of theatre. The piece will then be shared with young people in Tangier who will in turn use the stories of the young Londoners as the creative stimulus for a replica project in Morocco in September 2017. 

This innovative project will connect young people from different cultural backgrounds in shared artistic dialogue rooted firmly in collaborative exchange that embraces different cultures. 

About The Partners

Tandem is an international exchange programme for cultural managers. Since its inception in 2011, Tandem has supported long-term collaborations, knowledge development and networking opportunities for more than 250 cultural managers from over 130 cities in 35 countries across the wider Europe. There are currently five Tandem editions which focus on different regions and topics.

Tandem Shaml supports experimental collaborations between cultural change-makers from the Middle East and Europe. It provides the unique opportunity for artists to establish cross-border cooperation links, taking creative risks via the implementation of an innovative pilot project. It allows cultural professionals from many different artistic disciplines to acquire the skills required for engaging in long-term international collaboration as well as a unique insight into the European and Arab cultural scenes.

Spectacle Pour Tous is a theatre company created in 2010 in Tangier. The company works to help and build a free citizenship through three ways of intervention: artistic creation, laboratory (research and experimentation) and transmission. SPT’s work is enriched by meetings with other companies, artists and conducting training courses for emerging artists, young people and communities with various national and international partners.