Surge: Exploring Street Performance
10 – 13th May 2017
10th – 12th – 10am – 5pm, 13th 12pm – 5pm
Age: 18+ Cost: free
Reach new levels of physical performance using street arts in conjunction with other disciplines over a four-day professional development residency with Surge director, Alan Richardson.
Develop your idea for performance using physicality, circus skills, comedy and audience interaction alongside fellow artists with the support of one of the UK’s leading street performance directors. Alan will work with you to help you create individual theatrical performances from your existing skills and develop new ones.
At the end of the residency, develop your work by trying out your ideas in front of an audience. Participants will perform to a supportive public audience at Surge’s physical theatre scratch event, PITCH, on the Grassmarket, on the final afternoon of the residency.
This professional development residency is aimed at emerging and established artists who have previous physical performance experience. Please note that this is not a skills based residency but an opportunity for physical performers to apply their skills in an outdoor setting.
To apply, send a maximum of 300 words including
a short bio
a synopsis of your idea and what you want to do
the production requirements
the total amount of people involved
to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 10th – 5pm
Alan Richardson has been working in street arts and indoor theatre for 25 years as a producer, director, teacher, performer, musician and musical director. He has designed and programmed street theatre festivals in Porto, Liverpool and Glasgow. Alan is Director of Surge, an organisation dedicated to the promotion and development of street arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland. Surge also programmes and delivers Surge Festival each July in Glasgow.
Surge runs projects to develop street arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland. We work with artists, performance companies and educators at all levels of experience.