Epoch Youth Project, formerly known as MINE Youth Project, is a collaborative creation process, workshop and performance group for youth ages 14-23. The project combines dance, theatre, performance, music, writing and crafts to explore socio-political themes that are important to the youth participants. Initiated by professional dance artist Kelly McInnes in 2016, the project is now in it's third season and the group has performed their piece MINE at Vines Art Festival, LINK 17/18 and the Ignite! Youth Festival.
NEW ARTIST: Availible 2019-2020 School Year
Grade Suitability: Grades 4 - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Tech Requirements: 20ft x 20ft non-slippery floor space, sound system and cord to plug in an iPod and a microphone.
Fee Range: $795 - $1045 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
MINE's intended purpose is to explore our relationship to clothing, something that we are all connected to. The work explores this relationship from a personal to societal level, exploring important socio-political issues throughout. MINE invites the audience to reflect on their own relation to the subject. The performance also celebrates the extraordinary inside of the ordinary. Taking the everyday item of a shirt or pile of clothes and transforming it into something much more from a monster to a caterpillar to a valued artifact enriched with personal memories.