Dubai's first experimental
performance art collective
founded in 2010
Original creations are devised by members of the collective, with a physical and minimalistic approach to theatre-making.
To transform the environment, performers use only customized sticks called Artisticks, plain cloth named Its, and a parachute that serves as a shape-shifter when used as a tool for choreography. A giant cloth box called the White Majlis is used to surround the audience, immersing spectators in the action.
Multimedia and video art is prominent, as is interaction with projections.
Commissioned artists at Dubai Culture & Arts Authority Sikka Art Fair in 2013, the STAR TOO collective has signed 8 original creations, participating in over 20 events since its 2010 inception.
Projects of interest to the group principally revolve around alternative narrative structures, symbolism, and in-situ practices.
Methods of devising vary according to subject matter that the group finds impactful and socially relevant at the time of creation.