PUBLISHED 10Apr, 2018

Posted in Awake Youth

“Blanket” and “We Are Here to Stay” opens this week in London

Christopher Sivertsen has directed two theatre pieces with Press Road young company as part of Tricycle Theatre’s Mapping Brent project in London. Blanket written by Awake Projects associate Christopher Finnegan and We Are Here to Stay by The North Wall alumni Catriona Kerridge.

Both pieces are designed by Awake Projects designer Alex Berry.

7pm Thurs 11th and Fri 12th at St Cathrine’s Church Hall, Neasden Lane, NW10 1QB, London

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Inspired and written by the cast, Blanket is an offering of the minds and points of view of some of our young citizens.

An expression of what the world looks like today from the eyes of a young person setting out on their journey into adolescence and beyond.

Blanket showcases the wisdom of youth and gives voice to the complex thoughts and emotions of these brilliant young people. This performance is an opportunity for them to be seen, heard and acknowledged as talented, intellectual, imaginative and passionate individuals

 

We Are Here to Stay – One park, six super heroes. Meet the mismatched but best matched. The park is their place to relax, but something’s up.

With one last mission, a mini love story and a friendship, the park is restored. It’s now time for the superheroes to take off their skins and become human again. But if you need help, don’t forget the park.

 

PUBLISHED 05Jan, 2018

Posted in Performances

Good bye 2017

IMG_43222017 is gone and we have been extremely busy. Looking back we can sum it up like this:

Awake LOVE Orchestra Performed 23 shows for 5549 people in Sweden, USA and China

Honkan & Hanneluring perfomed 19 performances all over Sweden for 1005 people.

Rackar och Unge Performed 7 shows for 320 people

I’m Purple Bitch! Performed 51 shows in Sweden and Norway for 3892 people.

Rösegårdskolan – we did a performance with the children of this school seen by 379 People.

TOTAL of 100 shows seen by 11, 145 people

Lets get crackin’ on this new 2018!

 

PUBLISHED 15Sep, 2017

Posted in Performances

And the winner is: I’m Purple Bitch.

Awake Projects wins the Nordic Fringe Networks Ambassador Award

Our mostNOFringeAward recent show I’m Purple Bitch, has just returned from a tour to Stockholm Fringe Festival #STOFF2017 and NO Fringe Festival Bergen – Awake Projects won the Ambassador award and we are immensely proud and grateful for this honour.

PRESSRELEASE: The winners of NoFringestivalBergen 2017 announced 

The award is for embodying what fringe is through our artistry and passion and thus being future ambassadors for the Nordic Fringe Network in the world. Thank you to the entire fringe movement, venues, volunteers and helpers all around. You make it all worthwhile!

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PUBLISHED 30May, 2017

Posted in Performances

Summer is here!

What’s happening? We just ended another tour of Honkan & Hanneluring as well as the LOVE Orchestra’s a musical journey at the children’s festival – going forwards we are directing a show at Rösegårds School with amazing students. We will tour all our performances throughout the rest of the year. I’m Purple, Bitch is playing in Uppsala and in Stockholm this autumn and will also visit Bergen in Norway. Awake LOVE Orchestra is going to China in August and to The Ringling in Florida in November. #STOFF #NOFF #ALO#Impurplebitch #awakeprojects #theringling #theask#boatrockerentertainment #BRE

PUBLISHED 08Dec, 2016

Posted in Performances

I’M PURPLE, BITCH – a new show opening in February

I’M PURPLE, BITCH

SWE:

En föreställning för unga om könsroller baserad på undersökningen Läget – Liv och Hälsa Ung i Västmanlands län.

Föreställningen handlar om hur vi lägger olika förväntningar på kvinnor och män, och hur det påverkar oss. Pjäsen tar sitt avstamp från verkliga människor och händelser, allt från Miley Cyrus och Anton Hysén till Drottning Kristina. Det är en tematisk pjäs som består av en rad olika scener/kapitel där de tre aktörerna i pjäsen behandlar tematiken på olika sätt. Vi ämnar att reflektera de ungas värld som den är, med hjälp av just statistiken vi tagit del av och de kompletterande undersökningarna som gjorts.

Skriven av Amanda Högberg, Regi Christopher Lehman, Scenografi och kostym Alex Berry Ljus Design Guillaume Pissembon Skådespelare  Maria SendowHanna Björck och Christopher Sivertsen

Målgrupp: 13-19 vi behöver en  we 6x6m scen. I’m Purple, Bitch! kan spelas både på Engelska och Svenska.

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The project is commissioned by the culture municipal region of Västmanland, Sweden.

The Script is based on research done on the mental health of young people and tackles issues of gender in-eqiality. It looks at how we have different expectations on boys and girls and how this affects us.

Amanda Högberg has written a piece that has real human beings and happenings at its centre. It includes among others Miley Cyrus, Anton Hysén and Queen Kristina of Sweden. Directed by Christopher Lehman, with design by Alex Berry and performed by Maria Sendow, Hanna Björck and Christopher Sivertsen – the theme is explored through rhythm and physicality as well as strong imagery and innovative storytelling.

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Our target audience: 13-19yrs and we need a 6x6m stage to perform. I’m Purple, Bitch! can be performed in both English and Swedish.

PUBLISHED 03Oct, 2016

Posted in Music

LOVE Orchestra to Tour China in October

After our Shanghai success in April this year we are going back to China for a three week tour of family concerts in Bejing, Chongqing and Chengdu.

The A.S:K and Vertical productions write this: “Amongst the top-class production we invited, Awake Love Orchestra proved to be a hit this year from April 18th to May 9th, with 24 full house performances. Besides, the art exchange with the first-class Chinese Kun opera artists was also an extraordinary and influential experience. As a meaningful trial of cultural communication, Awake Love Orchestra adapted and performed a special song of a household Chinese ancient poem with a Chinese traditional opera melody, which impressed the local audience that much. The three weeks’ tour with 24 performances as well as 6 workshops attracted nearly 4000.”

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Itnierary:
10th – 16th Oct @ Bejing Super Theatre, 2 Taijichang Road.
17th – 23rd Oct @ Chongqing Chuanju Theatre, 2 Jinshan Avenue.
24th – 30th Oct @ Chengdu Womans & Children Center, 238 Dongda Road, Jinjiang.

Awake LOVE Orchestra is represented by BoatRockerEntertainment