Tandem Shaml: Tamasha & Spectacle Pour Tous International Exchange

We're pleased to announce an exciting and innovative collaboration with Moroccan company Spectacle Pour Tous

The Tamasha and Spectacle Pour Tous Exchange is an experimental international project, as part of Tandem Shaml that seeks to explore ways of making theatre that connects young people from different cultural backgrounds in a shared artistic dialogue rooted firmly in collaborative exchange and embracing other cultures.

In a dynamic exploration of ways of approaching international collaboration to share cross cultural experiences, Tamasha Developing Artists Zia Ahmed and Jude Christian will be working alongside artists from Spectacle Pour Tous to deliver workshops in Tangier (May 2017) and London (w/c 7th August 2017) with young people aged 14-17, co-creating a new piece of theatre with the project participants in each locality inspired by their stories and experiences.

The work created in Tangier will be shared with a public audience and performed in Spectacle Pour Tous' Camion Theatre - a theatre on wheels. The work created in London will be devised with the Lyric Young Company and shared with an audience of friends and family hosted by the Lyric Hammersmith. 

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.