MARCH 2017 MARKS THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF TRICKLOCK COMPANY’S GLOBAL CORRIDOR.
Global Corridor is a formalization and furthering of Tricklock’s long-term international work. The resident company will spend the next three years (which will bring the 20th Revolutions Festival!) launching dynamic new projects, including: a global exchange for high-school students through The Manoa Project; an International Internship Program through the Revolutions Festival; and building a Global Residency Program for international artists here in New Mexico.
The Global Corridor Residency Program officially launched on February 28th, 2017 with the arrival of Ndere Troupe from Uganda, who spent their residency touring New Mexico teaching, performing, and sharing their experiences at schools, pueblos, community centers, and more.
Global Corridor opens doors to cultural exchange by connecting people and humanizing world affairs through the performing arts. We believe that exposure to world theatre and culture increases mutual understanding, inspires change, and empowers individuals to improve the overall quality of life for all people. Tricklock Company’s Global Corridor is comprised of several programs which utilize live performance as a vehicle to inform and share, creating a stronger global citizenship and healthier communities around the world.
The Revolutions International Theatre Festival connects communities by bringing a broad scope of world theatre to New Mexico, creating a cultural and artistic fusion. The festival is comprised of performances which expand the theatrical possibilities for all New Mexican citizens, regardless of socio-economic class or background; workshops which aid in the dissemination of new forms and ideas of theatrical training and creation to the established and developing artists of New Mexico; and community events with a forum for cultural exchange and dialogue that might not otherwise reach our state.
Tricklock’s International Tours and Workshop Residency Program is dedicated to taking Tricklock’s unique style of physical devised theatre into the global community. Tricklock workshops create a safe space for participants to tell their stories by removing language as a barrier, or a crutch, and allowing a more free way of expressing oneself. In addition, the Global Corridor Residency Program creates opportunities to increase mutual understanding for communities in New Mexico and international artists alike, by bringing workshops and collaborative works from around the globe to our state..
The Manoa Project: Global Exchange brings students wishing to participate in Tricklock’s high-school ensemble training program, The Manoa Project, from around the world to Albuquerque. The Manoa Project: Global Exchange supports travel, food, and housing for international students ages 13-18, so that they may spend the month of June in Albuquerque, New Mexico as part of the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Summer Institutes and The Manoa Project.