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The Company

Open the Box Arts is a female led artist collaboration between Melanie Young and Caroline Schanche with 2 main objectives:

1. To create socially engaged arts projects with diverse groups of people, particularly people who may feel excluded from mainstream culture.

2. To create beautiful performances and installations that shine a light on the mysterious process of grief, loss and its resolution.


The starting premise for our collaboration is ‘un–knowing’.

We embrace possibility, playing with text, movement, objects and images to build our projects.

Our practice encompasses choreography, improvisation and visual art to create thought provoking performances and socially engaged arts projects.

We use collaboration, co-creation and curation to engage, inspire and delight.


‘I was taken on a transformative journey’, Jack Morrison, Feast.

Melanie Young

Visual Artist  / Co -Director

Caroline Schanche

Dance Artist / Co-Director

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