Performing Arts in Urban Space


Presentation - Great Yarmouth

Seachange Arts, in collaboration with their company in residence Lost in Translation Circus will be working with the Contact Zones partners to deliver a number of artistic and engagement activities within their wider festival context.
The Out There International Festival on Circus and Street Arts, in Great Yarmouth and produced by SeaChange Arts is now the East of England’s largest free festival of its kind and is fast becoming one of the UK’s leading events.  The festival blends a rich mix of iconic international acts, the finest UK performers and showcases SeaChange’s own projects with local people. In 2014 the festival was in the top four largest street arts festivals and the UK’s single largest festival programme of contemporary circus.
Companies from or recommended by the Contact Zones partners will perform as part of the festival from 18-20thSeptember 2015 in various spaces around the town.  Artists will have the opportunity to mix with the wide range of international artists, have their work seen by producers and industry professionals who come for the festivals symposium and build international contacts and networks.
The Out There Symposium brings artists, producers and industry professionals from the UK and International Circus and Street Arts sector together for two days of talks, workshops and discussion on 17-18th September 2015. Contact Zones will be a key part to this year’s symposium, delivering a number of workshops and talks regarding circus and theatre in urban spaces, alongside a programme of practical sessions for artists on international touring and panel discussions about producing high quality new work.
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Contact Zones will also be part of the community engagement leading up to and during the festival, with the delivery of circus workshops for local schools in Seachange’s spaces and working with Seachange’s local youth circus group to encourage engagement and analysis of shows during the festival and sharing this through social media.
On the other side both Seachange and LIT circus will be collaborating with the Contact Zones partners in developing and bringing artistic work from the UK to their festivals and participating in partners’ events over the course of the project. Lost in Translation Circus will be developing their artistic work to bring to Out There and other events delivered by the Contact Zones partners.