Multi Art Form/ Site Responsive Residency
We are seeking applications from Physical Performers, Dancers, Directors, Designers, Musicians, Composers and Circus Performers
SURGE is inviting applications from artists from a variety of art forms to participate in a residency on creating a site specific performance. Working with a wide range of arts disciplines, the residency will use the Tall Ship www.thetallship.com as its inspiration and the results of the residency will be shown on all three levels of the Tall ship as part Surge Festival Club on 2nd December 2016.
The residency will be led by world-class artists working in their individual specialities;
Hilary WestlakeOverall Direction and Performance director www.hilarywestlake.com
Musical Direction and Composition – Stephen Deazley www.lovemusic.org.uk/about/stephen-deazleyChoreography – George Adams
Design – Alex Rigg
Circus – Aerial Edge
The residency will cover areas in each discipline that will include:
- Considerations and challenges working on a specific site project
- Considerations and challenges involved when mixing multiple art forms
- How to create material to a specific brief using multiple art forms
- Skills training from professional mentors
The residency dates are Nov 28th to Dec 2nd 10pm – 6pm. The showing is Dec 2nd 8pm – 9pm.
SURGE will provide a structured residency, additional technical and stage management assistance and a contribution to travel expenses for participants based outside Glasgow and a predefined production budget.
Applicants should have;
- Some training or experience in their chosen art form
- An interest in site responsive work
- An interest in multi art form work
- An interest in pursuing a career in their chosen art form
For application details see below…
Please send a CV and short letter of interest (300 words max) to outline your interest and suitability for this residency to alanrichardson[at]surge.scot by Sunday 23rd October 17.00. Please state on your application which art form you wish to concentrate on. You may include a single link to media of your most fitting work for the area applied for. If you would like to be considered for more than one, for example dance and physical performer or musician and composer please make this clear on your application.
Proposals should be sent, in one document, to alanrichardson[at]surge.scot by 23rd October 2016, 5.00pm If you have any questions about the application please contact Alan Richardson on 0141 559 4926
About the artists:
Hilary Westlake has extensive experience conceiving, directing and facilitating performances on many scales. She formed Lumiere & Son Theatre Company with writer David Gale. The company, funded for twenty years by the Arts Council, produced over fifty original shows for theatres and other indoor and outdoor sites.
As a freelance, as well as creating large scale site specific works, she directs existing texts, operas and cabaret and has worked all over Europe, Australia and parts of Asia running seminars, workshops and masterclasses for both professional and student performers, designers, writers and directors. In recent years she has developed work with circus, street and other multi art form.
From 2003 to 2006 she was Creative Director of Entertainment at Disneyland Resort Paris, considerably increasing her knowledge of mass popular entertainment.
Born in Belfast, now living in Scotland, Stephen Deazley is a composer and renowned educationalist. Widely acknowledged across the UK as a champion of music for children and young people, Stephen is a former director of education for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and a recipient of a British Academy of Composers Award for his education and community work. Constantly in demand as a creator of innovative new work for young musicians, he recently made his debut at Royal Albert Halls with a fanfare commissioned to open Music For Youth’s 2012 National and School Proms.
Stephen is an unstoppable collaborator whose projects and interests take him far beyond the concert platform, as a creator and producer of new work with dancers, filmmakers, circus performers, writers, and theatre artists. Recent commissions include youth operas for Scottish Opera