ON THE BLOG: Young performers on Creative Europe opportunities

At Creative Europe Desk UK's COLLABORATE! Forum on International Working, young performers from the Crossing Lines - Power of Diversity project were asked to send in a video, while rehearsing in Freiburg, about the opportunities that being part of a Creative Europe-supported project had opened up for them. 

Watch the full video on YouTube and take a look at a selection of what they had to say below.

KATIE: "I’m 26 and I live in Folkestone where I work for the Creative Foundation, and I’m currently the Assistant Producer for Quarterhouse."

"Without the production being supported by Creative Europe, I simply wouldn’t be here."

KYLE: "I’m 20 years old and I’m an actor from Folkestone, Kent." 

PAIGE: "I’m 25 and from Newbury. My background is mainly in musical theatre."

ROSALIND: "I’m 18 years old and I’m an actor from Oxford."

ZIGA: "I’m 23 years old and I come from Slovenia. I’ve been involved in the Crossing Lines project in Folkestone."

KATIE: "Without the production being supported by Creative Europe, I simply wouldn’t be here. Creative Foundation have supported me to come and take part in the project which is really exciting and this way I’ve been able to travel to Germany, to go across Europe, to meet new people from all different cultures and to work with an incredible company."

KYLE: "I wouldn’t have been able to come here and join Panopticon. I wouldn’t have been able to do a big live outdoor show in my hometown. I wouldn’t have been able to actually move forward, my amateur acting career, from a college standpoint to an actual professional standpoint."

PAIGE: "It has not only given me a chance to expand my skills in acting, because I mainly have done musical theatre in the past and outdoor theatre is completely different and given me new skills and ideas that I can then go back home with."

ZIGA: "Well in the first place, the opportunity to develop my performing skills and dancing and singing and acting skills and learn from others."

"Work with people from different countries, different backgrounds, and different languages and to discover myself, discover a new way of performing because that’s a type of show that I’ve never done before." 

ROSALIND: "The project allowed me to work on my dance skills as well as my acting skills, but mainly it’s been a good opportunity to work with people from different cultures and a lot of them, their primary language isn’t English, so it’s interesting to communicate in different ways and make sure your ideas are really clear and accessible to everyone."