YELLOW EARTH THEATRE – KUMIKO MENDL
黃土地劇團 – 久美子·孟德爾


AN INTERVIEW WITH KUMIKO MENDL

採訪久美子·孟德爾

Yellow Earth was established in 1995 to develop new theatre work by British East Asian (BEA) artists and to engage audiences from all backgrounds in this work through public readings and touring productions.

It fuses eastern and western performing traditions to celebrate the meeting of different cultures and presents productions
in London and on tour, along with programmes developing
and promoting new BEA writers, directors and performers. The company has an extensive education and outreach programme, working with community groups as well as schools and colleges.

In a process of artistic renewal led by new Artistic Director, Kumiko Mendl, the company is now setting out to engage audiences in participatory and immersive work in new spaces with an ambition to produce fresh, vibrant work that reflects the BEA experience and create new opportunities for emerging and established BEA artists.

“Dim Sum Nights” is a unique theatre showcase which provides fresh, bite sized pieces of theatre by talented British East Asian writers served up alongside delicious Dim Sum and Chinese tea.

黃土地劇團成立於1995年,旨在為英國東亞 (British East Asian—BEA)藝術家創作新劇 院作品提供平臺以及通過公共閱讀和巡回演出 的方式使不同背景的觀眾參與進來。

該劇團融合了東西方不同的表演傳統,以慶祝 不同文化的交匯並在倫敦和世界巡演中以演出 的形式呈現。此外,還有相應的項目有助於挖掘 和提升新的BEA作家,導演和演員。該公司擁有 一項廣泛的教育和推廣計劃,合作對象包括社 區團體以及學校和大學。

在由新藝術總監久美子·孟德爾領導的藝術復 興進程中,該公司現正著手吸引更多的觀眾參 與到使其有身臨其境之感的新工作空間當中 來,其目的在於創作能夠反映BEA經驗和為新 生代年輕BEA藝術家以及老藝術家創造新機會 的新穎而又充滿活力的作品。

“點心之夜“是一次獨特的戲劇作品展示,在展 示才華橫溢的英國東亞作家的最新戲劇的同 時,還為人們準備了美味的點心和中國茶。

WHY THE LION DANCED PRODUCTION PHOTO BY ALASTAIR MUIR


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