In 2008, StoneCrabs returned to Tokyo for another cultural exchange with CaramelBox Theatre. Tereza Araujo, Franko Figueiredo, Kwong Loke and Etsuko Shirasaka lead a series of workshops on Theatre of Images and Shakespeare which saw participants develop a greater understanding of StoneCrabs Techniques. As an end product the group performed a devised piece based on Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The project was also important in consolidating StoneCrabs research and participation in the Japan UK 150 Festival in London with the Mishima Double Bill which brought together British and East Asian actors in a fantastic celebration of 150 years of friendship between the 2 countries.
Our international programme Dialogues in Theatre is committed to the practice of cultural exchange and the celebration of shared experience by promoting a participant-centred philosophy through the medium of Theatre. To make this a reality, StoneCrabs undertakes to exchange with other companies as well as to train participants both in the UK and in other countries to become the practitioners/facilitators of the future.
The project was programmed as part of the UK-Japan 2008 Festival and supported by Anglo-Daiwa Foundation and British Council in Tokyo.