Connecting with Japan


In 2013 Steve Mayer-Miller travelled to Japan with interpreters Karen Hurford and Ai Wakasugi. Meetings were held with Japan's  peak body in disability arts, Able Arts. They met representatives in Tokyo and Nara City and in Nagoya they met with the organisation called Popeye.  Steve ran theatre-based workshop at Popeye.  Another organisation that Crossroad Arts met with was Salon Shinsei, based in the city of Koriyama in Fukushima. In Koriyama he produced a short film documentary on residents with a disability who were forced to leave their homes following the nuclear accident.


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Crossroad Arts have been involved in 4 international projects.


In September 2013 Crossroad Arts will travel to Nagoya in Japan to work with local residents on a cross cultural project which explores memory and home. The outcome will premiere in Mackay and Moranbah in a series of films, photo exhibition, installation and a theatre production play in Nov and Dec 2013.


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Artistic Director Steve Mayer-Miller travelled through Europe and Asia collaborating with 5 artists in Scotland, France and India in the creation of the play WHIFF which opened at the Mackay Arts Festival in July 2012.






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Crossroad Arts worked with the lacal Mackay Indian community and people with disabilities in a cross cultural project with Darpana Performing Arts Academy in Nov 2011 resulting in a live video cross dance performance and art exhibition at Artspace Mackay.






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Artistic Director Steve Mayer-Miller collaborated with Darpana director Mallika Sarabhai in Ahmedabad India in the writing and directing of the play 'with Love' which celebrated the life of Rabindranth Tagore. The play went on a national tour of India in 2012.



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Two Crossroad Arts artworkers, Mathew Brooker and Tammie Cunningham flew to Vancouver in Canada to receive the ANCA international award for leadership in working with young people who experience autism.



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Melek Mo Hani Theatre Production Tour of South Pacific Islands of Efate and Ambae in Vanuatu.



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