WHAT IS THE YOUNG MAMMALS?
The Young Mammals is our succession plan as we engage with groups of young people in Toronto, Germany and the UK, training them to make contemporary performance and, one day, lead the company. We started with a cohort of nine-year-olds in Toronto in 2006, some of whom have been collaborating with us for over ten years. The Torontonians emerged as a collective subset of our first group of Young Mammals and they created a series of projects throughout Toronto between 2010 and 2015. They are now in their early twenties, taking work on the road and developing collaborative relationships with other youth from our long-term engagements around the world.