Créativité sans Frontiéres

A transnational company of artists and musicians currently working with communities in Medway and Dunkerque via the Interreg IV Seas Cross Border Programme funded by the European Union.

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Drawing on the traditions of travelling salesmen, hawkers and street traders and inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s Bôites-en-Valise, we have generated stories for performance by the simplest, most portable means possible.

That a community performer can create a story about the place they are from and take it anywhere they want to simply by putting one foot in front of the other is a motivating factor.

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Through the making of suitcase museums, these miniature narratives in oral and model form became the core of ‘I am the city’ our walking performance through Chatham Historic Dockyard and the Place D‘Justice, Dunkerque, acknowledging dockyard closure in both cities in the 1980s and celebrating a desire to move forward.

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Interacting with site, public space, the regeneration, heritage and museum sectors, the project continues to evolve and grow at this point of intersection, inviting audiences to view and respond to the same object as prop, artefact, exhibit and installation.

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Creative Producer (UK) Associate producers (FR)
Fiona Watt
Maryvonne Playe
Régis Bertein
Claude Vanderschueren

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