• SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus
  • SURGE Scotland | Street Arts | Physical Theatre | Circus

Residencies & Call-Outs

Surge is holding two free residencies

 

Surge is inviting applications for two residencies designed to give space for emerging and established artists, to develop new ideas in the company of skilled practitioners that integrate text and physical performance both indoors and out.

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Established Artists Residency

Text and Physical Work

6th– 9thJanuary 2019 (Residential)

FREE

Thought it was well run with great mentors who had a lot to offer. The mix of the attendees was great with a range of disciplines and stages of development. A perfect setting to work and be inspired as it was comfortable, beautiful and the food was excellent! It enabled me to really focus on the show I had come to develop which is a complete luxury for me… and that is priceless!’

Gemma Mae Halliday – Amadan – previous participant.

Applications to be received by 12.00 on Thursday November 8th.

Surge is inviting applications for a residency designed to give space for established artists, national and international, to develop new ideas in the company of skilled practitioners to work on new ideas that integrate text and physical performance both indoors and out. The residency will be led by Mike Kenny, there will be input from other established professional mentors including Al Seed, Judith Milligan and Alan Richardson.

Surge welcomes applications from writers, theatre makers, designers and performers. We also invite applications from collaborating artists (max 3 per application).

We encourage applications from BAME artists and/ or artists with new projects that include culturally diverse work.

Applicants should;

  • Have a body of acclaimed professional work behind them in their specialist art form(s)
  • Have an idea for the creation of a new work that involves the integration of physical performance work and text
  • The idea should be at an early stage of development
  • The ideas must include at least one of street arts, physical theatre and/or circus in one form or another.

Surge will provide;

  1. A structured residency in a rural location in Scotland
  2. A balanced group of established artists representing a wide variety of projects
  3. Transport from Glasgow to the residency location
  4. Accommodation and food for the duration of the residency
  5. The potential for further development of ideas in the presence of producers and venues at a later date TBC 

To Apply

Please send a project outline of your proposed new work in no more than 500 works plus a personal biography of you and any proposed collaborators for the project to Alan Richardson at alan@surge.scot by 12.00 pm on Thursday November 8th2018.

If you need further information or wish to discuss the suitability of your project please contact Alan on alan@surge.scot 

Mike Kenny Biography

Mike Kenny is one of the UK’s leading writers, specialising in theatre for young people and families. He has received numerous awards, was included in the Independent on Sunday’s list of Top Ten Living UK Playwrights and his plays are performed regularly throughout the UK and all over the world. His plays have won the Writers Guild of Great Britain Best Children’s Play on three occasions.

His adaptation of The Railway Children won the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment. In 2012 he created a new version of The York Mysteries which involved 1800 people from the city. He has since worked on the large scale community performances of Blood and Chocolate, and In Fog and Falling Snow, and Calderland a community opera for the reopening of Halifax Piece Hall (winner of an RPS Award). This year he worked with Graeae and Blesma on This is Not for You, a commission for 14-18-Now, commemorating the disabled of the First World War.

Training Residency  in Text and Physical Work

Led by Judith Milligan

7th– 11thJanuary 2019 (Residential)

FREE

Applications to be received by 17.00 on Sunday November 11th.

Surge is inviting applications for a residency designed to give space for emerging and established performers and theatre makers to train with Judith Milligan in understanding text through the body. The training will explore the geometry of the choral space and the neutral body, the choral voice and collective vocal d

elivery and understanding the text through the body – an approach which focuses on the physicalisation of the dynamic of words rather than on the psychological interpretation of their meaning.

The residency will be led by Judith Milligan, there will also be input from other established professional mentors including Al Seed, Mike Kenny and Alan Richardson.

Applicants should;

  • Have and some experience in performing physical theatre
  • Have an interest in the integration of text into physical performance
  • Be based in Scotland

Surge will provide;

  1. A structured residency in a rural location in Scotland
  2. Transport from Glasgow to the residency location
  3. Accommodation and food for the duration of the residency

To Apply

Please send a short (300 words max) explanation as to your interest in the residency and a CV to Alan Richardson at alan@surge.scot by 17.00 on 12.00 on Sunday November 11th2018.

If you need further information please contact Alan on alan@surge.scot 

Judith Milligan Biography

Parisian based Scottish artist and director Judith Milligan has lead courses in youth theatre, storytelling and puppetry, contemporary performance practice, mime and neutral maskShe specialises in the tragic chorus, and, after studying with Jacques Lecoq, has developed her own practice and teaching methods. She is currently involved in two Creative Scotland funded projects involving the tragic chorus:Ballads Before  Butchery, a contemporary reworking of Antigone, with Florencia Garcia Chafuen and The Shadow of Heaven, an adaptation of Satan’s journey through Milton’s Paradise Lost, with Al Seed.

 

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