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#CREATETour (2017-19)

Start: April 1, 2017
End: March 31, 2019
Duration: 2 Years

#CREATETour brought performing arts opportunities to young people in Richmondshire, Ryedale and the Tees Valley.

Working with three brilliant companies – RJC DanceFuel Theatre and Tamasha Theatre – young people created “curtain-raiser” for a professional touring performance through free workshops during the school holidays.

113 rurally-isolated young people collaborated and learned from some of the UK’s leading performance companies, developed confidence, creativity and technical skills and performed alongside professionals at venues all across North Yorkshire.

The performances were seen by 1389 people, with 278 young people taking part in post-show discussions.

  • April 2017: Made in India by Tamasha Theatre, and students from Freebrough Academy, toured the Tees Valley
  • October 2017: Portrait by Fuel Theatre toured Richmondshire, opened by a curtain-raiser called ‘100 Reasons to be Angry’
  • February 2018: Still Blazin’ by RJC Dance toured the Tees Valley with a special filmed version of #CREATETour participants work opening the show
  • April 2018: I Wanna Be Yours‘ by Tamasha and Paines Plough toured Ryedale, alongside young people from Norton College
  • November 2018: Summit by Fuel Theatre toured the Tees Valley, opened by a curtain-raiser called ‘Imagine’
  • March 2019: Still Blazin’ by RJC Dance toured Ryedale with young people form Malton sharing a carnival style dance piece before the show