Saskia Oidtmann

Happy Feet Youth Project

In Performance – Happy Feet Youth Project 2014

Performance: Happy Feet Youth Project (Langa socio-cultural project for childrentheatre
Textile Scenery: IXX creates (Amsterdam)
Costumes: FASHIONCLASH (Maastricht)
Stage: Studio Stad (Maastricht/ Berlin)
Documentary: Saskia Oidtmann (Berlin)

In a cooperation of the Department of Arts and Culture, two German architectural faculties   and the local community, a children theatre is being built in Langa, Cape Town. kidsThe building is mainly self-built by architectural students, volunteers and local participants. The completion is planned for October 2014.

The project ‚In Performance – Building Theatre‘ links the process of building to the kids2anticipated utilization of the space. The theatre will be filled with function before the official opening of its doors. The performance is developed in an interdisciplinary collaboration between architects, textile as well as fashion designers and performers as representatives for the future users.
By the parallelity of building and utilization, the different participating parties get the possiblity to experience the creative process of the others. The interdisciplinary interface enhances the potential of the creative process, as various professionals can observe each other‘s work to intensify the exchange of international knowledge and skills.