A butterfly flutters. A kite soars. Children play. But not everyone has something to play with.
Rip, Fold, Scrunch took audiences on a journey into the multi-coloured world of friendship, with the help of some magical paper creations.
Inspired by the imagination and play of children, the show fused theatre, Kathak dance and a live cello score within a paper world, which was created and dismantled before our eyes.
Each performance was followed by a play session on the stage for the audience to play with paper to create their own stories and objects.
Rip, Fold, Scrunch was developed as part of Exchange for Change 2009, and undertook two national tours, the first including a residency at London’s Southbank Centre as part of the Alchemy Festival.
James Grant is a music producer and composer who worked on the early years outreach programme for Rip, Fold, Scrunch. Interviewed by Alexia-Pyrrha Ashford.
Maria Thomas first came to Half Moon Theatre on White Horse Road as an actor in 2004 and then became a drama facilitator for the company. She talks about developing a new cross-arts piece for young children through the company’s artform development programme, Exchange For Change, in 2009. Interviewed by Toni Tsaera.
Chris Elwell has been the Director of Half Moon Theatre on White Horse Road since 1997. He talks about the development process of a cross arts production Rip, Fold, Scrunch. The artists involved were a jazz cellist, a theatre artists and a Kathak dancer and the work was created as part of the Exchange For Change 2009 festival. Interviewed by Kavana Joyett.