Not a Box a devised piece combining drama, dance and design
Produced and Directed by Hannah Northcott
"Not a Box" was devised in collaboration with Mark Hill, Fenella Kelly, Mhairi MaCinnes and middle school drama students from the International School of Beijing (November, 2017). photo credits: Pelin Guven
Experiential Learning Opportunity:
To explore the starting point, "What's in a Box," the cast had an experiential learning trip to an escape room and an art exhibition of Team Lab at the Art District of 798.
The performance, "Not a Box" was accompanied by an interactive Art Exhibition called, "Box World," were students created sculptures and art pieces from recycled boxes and cardboards.
Huge congrats to Hannah Northcott and her team for stepping out and trying something really different and innovative in the realm of Middle School Theater. The drama, NotaBox, and the exhibition, BoxWorld, pushed students to their creative and collaborative limits. A bit grittier and darker than your average middle school production, NotaBox explores the depths of adolescent stress, homework, and the pure evil of stairs. But the response in the end is a bold statement to be positive, spirited, and seek a fruitful existence that encourages. - Dr. Jon Hill (MS Principal)