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Thursday 09 May 2019

Without Walls: Five Free World Premieres @ Brighton Festival This Weekend

This Saturday, Without Walls and Brighton Festival bring a day of eclectic outdoor performances that address the urgent political and social issues of our time.

Without Walls will support new work by eighteen companies - five of which will be given world premieres in Brighton, on Saturday.

The new touring programme celebrates artistic innovation and diversity and many shows address the issues of our time; modern slavery, female empowerment and immigration, in a world where belonging and community is ever-more crucial. 

This raises visibility of socially relevant issues in an entertaining way, in public spaces for free. 

Outdoor arts is widely recognised for its value in placemaking and bringing communities together, who may not otherwise meet.

Josephine Burns, Chair, Without Walls said: 

"Without Walls explodes the boundaries of the imagination .. we're thrilled by this programme, made by artists who are unafraid to address some of the most painful and difficult issues that face our society now." 


Saturday 11 May 2019, 11am – 8pm -Beach level at British Airways i360, Brighton - Free

Talawa Theatre Company – The Tide - 11.00am, 4.45pm

A dinghy is washed up on a shore, carrying the hopes, aspirations and dreams of its passengers as they clamber out onto land. Co-created by writer Ryan Calais Cameron and choreographer Jade Hackett, The Tide unpicks the stories and imagery of the most pertinent issue of our era: migration.
 
Justice in Motion – On Edge - 11.45am, 3.45pm

An international cast, including leading parkour athletes, marry exciting choreography and athletics to ask what freedom really means. Join them before their stunning On Edge performance to explore the sensational freedom of moving around the parkour construction site!

Initiative.dkf – Scalped - 12.45pm, 3.30pm, 6.30pm

A dance theatre exploration of fashion and conformity, life and otherness through an exhibition piece on Black women"s hair; Scalped channels global icon Grace Jones in a performance that is an affirmation of liberation and defiance.

 Motionhouse – Wild - 1.30pm, 5.30pm

What is it to be wild? This daring new dance circus production explores our disconnect with the natural environment. In our increasingly urban lives, is the wild still shaping our behaviour? Where do we belong? Do we choose to survive as a lone wolf or engage with the pack and the tribe?

For more information on forthcoming Brighton Festival (which runs until 26th May 2019) shows/tickets/times please CLICK HERE. To find out more about Without Walls CLICK HERE.

by: Mike Cobley




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