Surge seeks bendy people to take part in free weeklong performance residency in association with Bodies in Urban Spaces at the Merchant City Festival!
If you have a flexible body, and a strong, professional state of mind you could take part in our free, weeklong performance residency in the Merchant City, starting Monday 24th of July. You will develop flexibility, coordination and performance skills, with participants going on to take part in public performances, over the weekend, as part of the Surge Festival at the Merchant City Festival.
Come along to our initial meeting on 16th May from 6 – 9 pm to learn about the residency and get a taster and test of your fitness level and see if it’s for you. You will take part in a group movement workshop to assess your suitability.
A unique opportunity to take part in an internationally renowned street performance, Award winning choreographer Willi Dorner’s project Bodies in Urban Spaces will have groups of dancers, climbers, traceurs, martial artists, yoga practitioners and fitness fans crammed in small corners, on stairs and in small space around the Merchant City on July 29thand 30thJuly. The residency will take place under the instruction of Nicholas Keegan and Ian Dolan. Wearing brightly coloured clothes, you will be placing yourselves in doorways, alcoves and around lampposts, enticing the residents and festival-goers to rediscover their own city.
Residency in Glasgow: 24th – 28th July
Performance at Surge Festival, Glasgow: 29th & 30th July
Participants will be provided with lunch
Please note you must be available for all of the dates, to take part.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange attendance for the initial workshop.
SURGE runs projects to develop street arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland. Working with artists, performance companies and educators at all levels of experience, we also run the SURGE Festival, our annual event, which takes place each July, which brings new Scottish work and cutting edge international performances to the streets, theatres and unusual spaces of Glasgow.