Regional Meeting (ROI & UK)

@ The Place, London (UK)

On the occasion of the Currency festival, and in close partnership with The Place and Crying Out Loud, FACE proposed a regional meeting for member and non member organisations based in Rep. of Ireland and United Kingdom.

A first conversation focused on “Live Broadcast: To Film or Not to Film”: as live broadcast becomes more popular, what are the issues that face visual theatre, circus and dance artists about having their work seen on screen when the work has been made to be seen live. Guest speakers were Martin Franklin, Head of Digital at The Place; Eva Pepper, Executive Director at DV8; David Gopsill from Illuminations Media; discussions were moderated by Rachel Clare, Director of Crying Out Loud.

A second session, open to the public and animated by dance writer Lyndsey Winship, focused on how contemporary circus and dance as art forms are evolving and changing the boundaries of performance. Speakers were Yohann Floch from FACE and artist Ben Duke as they discuss.

Currency is an annual festival of experimental European work that blurs the borders between dance, performance art and contemporary circus. Its featured artists are unified by their daring attitude to finding new ways of telling stories and breaking from convention using movement and performance. Currency 2015 provides Londoners with a rare opportunity to see companies at the forefront of the European cross-disciplinary scene. Each evening offers you the chance to be inspired by the best fresh ideas from the edge of European performance, to immerse yourself in shows that defy convention, to connect with the new.

Co-presented by The Place and Crying Out Loud in partnership with the European Commission Representation in the UK and supported by EUNIC London with the help of Institut Français du Royaume-Uni. 

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>>> A pioneering creative producer, Crying Out Loud nurtures artists working in visual theatre often in the fields of circus, physical theatre and installation. Since 2002, it has presented exceptional events for audiences of all ages and abilities at festivals, in venues and at site-specific locations in the UK, USA and Europe. The Company is a network leader in the UK and advocates for artists and contemporary visual theatre by making connections and initiating collaborations. It has been instrumental in developing partnerships in the UK and Europe.

>>> In The Robin Howard Dance Theatre we present over 200 performances a year, including the new year platform season Resolution, and European festival, Currency. The theatre also has a strong reputation for its international programming, is a key venue annually for Dance Umbrella, is a part of the European Dancehouse Network, National Dance Network and the London partner for Aerowaves.
The Place unites dance training, creation and performance in our purpose-built home, which houses some of the best studios in the city. For over forty-five years, we have been a vibrant hub of dance activity, a centre of creative and technical excellence and a magnet for aspiring dancers, talented professionals and cutting-edge choreographers from all over the world.