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Platform is delighted to be working with Jordan & Skinner as part of the Artworks Alliance and Creative Scotland Fellowship programme in association with the Barbican. Mel Jordan & Caitlin Skinner are award winning Scottish theatre makers who create playful, vivid theatre exploring questions of personal and political importance. The company have developed a distinctive style of performance which is visually led, often non verbal and created through a highly collaborative and ever evolving process.
We spoke to Jordan & Skinner to find out more about their work and their relationship with Platform.
What is it you enjoy about working with Platform?
The people! Platform is a real hub of creativity for artists, participants and audiences and we love being in a place where people come together and where anything can happen.
Can you tell us a little bit more about your practice?
Jordan & Skinner is a devising, physical theatre company. We make playful, innovative and exciting theatre inspired by themes of political and personal importance. As part of our Fellowship we are investigating the relationship between art and activism in our work and exploring how we engage with communities in our touring theatre work.
Who or what are you inspired by?
What are you working on at Platform?
The Fellowship allows us to work with Platform on a learning journey to develop our practice as artists. So far, planning the Fellowship with Matt has been such a nourishing experience and we feel really lucky to be supported by Platform on this project.
For more information about Jordan & Skinner head here
And for more information about the Artworks Alliance and Creative Scotland Fellowship click here