Dear neighbour,

You have received a letter from someone who you might not know, but who lives close to you. Someone who can see, hear or sense you from their home. You will find this letter, dedicated to you, on the last written page of this book. This book is an invitation to pay attention to those who surround you. We hope you will become part of our chain by following the instructions on the next page.

In a time of social isolation, how can we connect?

When you can’t touch, share a physical space nor make eye contact…

When walls are separating us, but we have words to say and songs to sing.

Can we still be heard?

We are a group of young people with different nationalities that work together to make performances. We asked each other big questions, like: What is connection? Where is home? How can we feel that we belong? Then a virus locked us in our houses, and these questions became more relevant than ever. We wish we could share with you what we’ve done so far while breathing in the same air. Instead, we created a video for you and a proposal to stay connected. So pour yourself a cup of tea, sit down in your favorite chair and let us take you into a story. From the comfort of our houses into yours…

This is a performance and we invite you to perform with us.


1. Think about a someone who surrounds you, someone you can see, hear or sense, but whom you are not in contact with.

2. Write your own letter to this person. Write it on the next empty page in this book.

3. Put this book back in the envelope.

4. Post the letter in the mailbox (or anywhere they will find it) of the neighbour you wrote the letter to.

Thank you for becoming part of this chain!

Belonging, together-apart