Our Mission

Global Hive promotes international collaboration to foster empathy, bringing relevance and dynamic conversation about the artist’s role in social justice and civilian responsibility to the entirety of the population.

  • Examine the potential of communications technology in global artistic creation and audience participation
  • Develop a set of tools and practices to facilitate shared creation and presentation practices
  • Develop a structure and form that engages in live international conversation, exchange of knowledge ideas and practices
  • Facilitate a world-wide network of independent artists and small sized companies
  • Develop a creative pathway for greater global participation by local and national practitioners

Our creative research platform explores multi-disciplinary international Global Creation and Presentation Practices facilitated by technology. Experiments have included Live Performance disciplines such as drama, dance, puppetry, physical theatre, game play, ensemble creation, and verbatim were tested in practice with interactive online tools (polls, word clouds, etc.), social media, virtual reality, audio, film and long distance live feed and communications.


Only curiosity about the fate of others, the ability to put ourselves in their shoes, and the will to enter their world through the magic of imagination, creates this shock of recognition. Without this empathy there can be no genuine dialogue, and we as individuals and nations will remain isolated and alien, segregated and fragmented.
— Azar Nafisi

ON FORM

Social media, internet and mobile technologies have forever changed the landscape of human interaction and more people are connected than ever before.  Information, knowledge and news is exchanged across oceans and continents in seconds – sometimes changing the world.  Economies and businesses are tied together across the globe affecting every aspect of our daily lives.

Our borders cannot be closed, globalisation cannot be rescinded, nor the internet erased. We are interconnected and interdependent. It is vital in this quickly changing world that we seek out common ground with our neighbors, our trading partners and the people of the diverse cultures, languages and nationalities that we connect with daily.

Theatre is an inherently collaborative process and, thus, a powerful tool for social examination.  What happens when we apply the same technologies used to that allow multi-national companies to reach across the world in the creation and presentation of live performing arts?

ON PRACTICE

We believe in a Total Theatre – one where all disciplines, practices, styles, genres and forms can share an equal import in the sensory journey of the audience.  Our objective is to identify the questions and facts on the subject, examine and deconstruct them, then rebuild with what best fits to any given moment or expression and a focus on what new is created when opposing forms, practices and ideas are put in combination.