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BA Performance: Design and Practice Festival

Event date
28 July 2020 - 7 August 2020
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BA Performance: Design and Practice Festival


BA Performance: Design and Practice promotes an experimental, frequently collaborative approach to making performance. An approach that’s driven by curiosity, process, and a politically-engaged poetics which engages with social issues and the people most affected by them. We believe the world can be a better place and that it is the responsibility of all art practices to make it so. We have a student body and a teaching team that comes from a range of diverse personal and professional perspectives. We are committed to diversity and the idea that diverse environments are the most vibrant creatively. We believe in the potential that performance has to shape our identities and to challenge the status quo that exists in society.

We seek to understand, critique and develop performance as it appears in all aspects of our lives, both the spectacular and the everyday. We aim to push the boundaries of what performance and performance design can do, while also keeping in mind practices of radical care, decolonisation and sustainability and providing an environment where people no longer feel they have to manoeuvre in order to get seen, heard and acknowledged.

Our festival runs for the full duration of the Graduate Showcase (Tuesday 28th July – Friday 7th August 2020) and showcases the breadth of work being made on the course. Events include live performance events, film screenings, panel discussions, meet the artist drop-in sessions and many more:

The Hysterical Circus Promotion: Collaboration in Performance

28/07/2020, 5.00–6.00pm

Preview and discussion of the upcoming project, Hysterical Circus. A cabaret inspired, camp aesthetic, lip-synched show that looks at topics including the menstrual cycle, sex positivity and many more via a skit-style structure.

Why Am I Here?: film screening and panel discussion

28/07/2020, 4.30–5.00pm

31/07/2020, 7.30–8.30pm

"Why Am I Here?" is a film that explores how one can create "live" art when the live can no longer exist. How does one go on creating collaboratively when physical distance is forced upon us?

CANCELLED Daily ‘Meet the Artists’ Session

29/07/2020–07/08/2020, 1.00–2.00pm

Drop in each day for an informal chat with this year’s graduating P:DP artists.

Planet Data + Q&A with the filmmakers

28/07/2020, 3.30–4.00pm

01/08/2020, 3.00–4.00pm

A curated programme of films by this year's graduating Performance: Design and Practice students followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Creature Feature: Collaboration in Performance

28/07/2020, 6.30–8.00pm

01/08/2020, 6.30–8.00pm

Rosie and Anne-Fleur explore a grotesque and visceral world of their own creation through an ongoing three year-long collaboration under the moniker 'Creature Feature'.

Púca: A Live Performance Lecture

28/07/2020, 8.00–9.00pm

01/08/2020, 8.00–9.00pm

Exploring and challenging ideas of identity and heritage through performance and costume.

Fabric: The Socialisation Screening and Q&A

28/07/2020, 3.00–3.30pm

02/08/2020, 2.00–2.30pm

A playable/controllable film experience that embodies the process of socialisation of a person.

The Personal in Performance: A Conversation

31/07/2020, 6.00–7.30pm

A discussion on aspects of identity that have influenced some of the final Performance: Design and Practice students’ work.

Design in Performance: A Panel Discussion

01/08/2020, 4.30–6.00pm

A panel discussion on design in performance with graduating students from Performance: Design and Practice.

BA Performance: Design and Practice Film Programme 1

02/08/2020, 5.00–6.00pm

A curated programme of films by this year's graduating Performance: Design and Practice students followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Movement in Performance: Round Table Discussion

02/08/2020, 3.00–4.00pm

You Could Still Be the Greatest: Virtual Exhibition and Q&A

03/08/2020, 7.00–8.30pm

A live panel discussion with the artists in the digital exhibition entitled, You Could Still Be the Greatest, hosted by the curator, Osho Davis.

BA Performance: Design and Practice Film Programme 2

06/08/2020, 6.30–8.00pm

A curated programme of films by this year's graduating Performance: Design and Practice students followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Post-Covid: The Future of Performance – Round Table

07/08/2020, 6.30–8.00pm

A panel discussion on the future of performance post-Covid with graduating students from Performance: Design and Practice.

Event programme partner: Creative Review

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