• SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
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Moving Out Symposium

Part of SURGE FESTIVAL 2020

COVID-19 has had a massive effect on all areas of society.

Making art in public space during and beyond COVID-19
A symposium for artists, performers, producers, programmers and funders working in outdoor arts and events

13.00 – 17.15 GMT

Saturday 4th July 2020
ONLINE AND FREE

Pre-registration required – if you wish to attend this event as audience, please email alan@surge.scot by Thursday 2nd July and you will receive the programme and an invitation to the symposium.


As professionals working in outdoor arts and events, we have learnt to be flexible and inventive in how we make and present work. We have devised work practices that make our artists, crew and audiences safe in a range of situations outside the confines of traditional venues.

Moving Out provides a platform to bring together professionals from the outdoor arts and events sector to learn from each other as we develop strategies in response to COVID-19.

13.00 A plenary session with Q and A
Chair: Neil Butler

Keynote: Nadia Aguir Head of European and international relations, IN SITU general manager. Nadia will provide an overview of how IN SITU partners/festivals are responding to the COVID-19 crisis
 
Plenary: Angus MacKechnie Outdoor Arts UK, Werner Schrempf La Strada, Alan Richardson Surge and Wandy Cheng Steps Initiative
Martin Danziger Modo Circus, Louise Richards Motionhouse, Mary Genis CultureMix Arts and James Macpherson Artizani
14.30 Artists presentations

Artists: Angus Farquhar, Seth Honor, Luke Jerram, Angie Dight, R.M. Sánchez-Camus, Zoe Katsilerou, Eilon Morris and Jen Patterson

15.10 Breakout workshops – Discussions on working with COVID-19

Breakout 1 Designing work – Martin Danziger (chair)
Breakout 2 Publicly engaged practice – R.M. Sánchez-Camus (chair)
Breakout 3 Producing festival programmes – Werner Schrempf (chair)
Breakout 4 Adapting work – Louise Richards (chair)

15.40 Report Back and Round Up
16.00  Showcase featuring Neverthere
Companies across the UK present live extracts of new work from their back yards, the sea or local parks. The inconvenience of a global pandemic has meant new work lovingly made by artists in 2020  has not been seen by anyone – until today.

Neverthere is a mini festival of scratch performance featuring innovative new work harnessing digital technologies. It is a space for artists to share new work and an opportunity for audiences to see innovation during this extraordinary time.

Neverthere emerged in response to the COVID-19 health crisis.  It looks at the future of making live performance, runs digital residencies, and provides opportunities for artists to share new projects.

You saw it here first.

17.15 Finish
 

Confirmed contributors:
Neil Butler (Chair), Nadia Aguir IN SITU | France, Werner Schrempf La Strada | Austria, Alan Richardson Surge | Scotland, Angus Mackechnie Outdoor Arts UK | England, Angus Farquhar Aproxima Arts | Scotland, Zoe Katsilerou + Eilon Morris Scotland, Sumit Sarkar Kriksix | England, Angie Dight Mischief La Bas | Scotland, Alex Rigg Oceanallover | Scotland, Thor Mcintyre-Burnie Aswarm | England, R.M. Sánchez-Camus Applied Live Art Studio (ALAS) | England, Wandy Cheng Steps Initiative | Canada, Martin Danziger Scotland, Louise Richards Motionhouse | England, Mary Genis CultureMix Arts | England, James Macpherson Artizani | England, Seth Honnor Kaleider | England, Luke Jerram England, Jen Patterson All or Nothing | Scotland, Diane Thornton Tenterhooks | Scotland, Ken Turner England, Ross Whyte Scotland, Emma Brierley Swallow the Sea | Scotland, Elisabeth Schilling Invisible Dance, Trevor Davies Københavns Internationale Teater | Denmark, Adrian Schvarzstein Spain, Roger Hartley Bureau of Silly Ideas | England, Féilim O’hAoláin Ireland

MOVING OUT is organised by Neil Butler and Surge with financial support from Outdoor Arts UK, Articulture and FST (Federation of Scottish Theatre)Glasgow Life and Merchant City Festival.
   
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