@iContact: Mirror Talk has been performed in English, Mandarin and Hebrew in three countries already, and we're working on bringing it to more places.
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Camden People's Theatre
8 & 12 September 2020
Urban Revival FeiTeng Youth Festival
Xi An, China
18 - 23 September 2020
Zimax Hotel Art Salon
Xi An, China
25 - 27 September 2020
"Creative, real, relaxing. This experience made me start to have some changes in my cognition ... This theatrical experiment made me feel magical. This is my first time attending this kind of experiment. "
"Thank you for creating such a wonderful and powerful experimental theatre piece and I look forward to further exploration and discovery on the topic of "communication" in the future. Looking forward to seeing more of your works in the future!"
"There was a long moment where I genuinely felt I'm diving into an inner world."
"Seeing people - really seeing them - is just so valuable. And looking their eyes is something I need to do more."
"Innovative, real, fruitful and interesting. This experiment is like a mirror, it lets me peek into my real self or the diversity of myself under communication, interacting or exchanging with others ... Mirror Talk is the first time that I reflected on myself... I hope this work can go further."
Our Creative Process
@iContact: Mirror Talk has begun as the final project of Elysia Qiu and Neta Gracewell as part of their Masters in Advanced Theatre Practice from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
From its very beginning in April 2020, this performance making process has been taking place online and remotely, while Elysia is in China and Neta in Israel - due to the global pandemic. Later on Cheng, based in the UK, joined the group, and Neta returned to the UK as well.
Even before knowing what the future holds, Elysia and Neta has decided to interrogate questions of loneliness in modern living, technology-based communication, distance and intimacy.
Zoom, Skype, Whatsapp, WeChat, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, Google Drive, emails and even physical posted letters (!) have all been used as means of communication in the making of this piece.
The online and remote mode of collaboration has percolated into the practice and shaped what audiences have met and will meet.
From the hyper digital to the hyper analogue. Working together, separately.
@iContact: Mirror Talk has been performed as a work-in-progress in Tel Aviv, Israel and Shenzhen, China. The performances received highly positive audience feedback, and Neta and Elysia got a unique opportunity to perform in Hebrew and Chinese and introduce their practice to their local communities, before developing the full version.
Mazeh 9 Tel Aviv
Mazeh 9 is Tel Aviv’s community centre for young people, a space that encourages open dialogue, activism, entrepreneurship and art.
KongLab is an art space where young people gather, and various cross-border art experiments take place. Elysia selected this space specifically for its diverse audience - from art practitioners to students, office workers to freelancers and even writers and designers.