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Press Release <big>new territories
3 Feb - 15 March 2003 | Glasgow | Scotland
Only one month away! Scotland¹s second annual international festival of live arts takes place between 3rd February and 15th March 2003.
Launched in 2002 out of the fusion of New Moves (Scotland¹s festival of contemporary choreography) and the National Review of Live Art (Europe¹s longest-running live arts festival), new territories is dismantling boundaries between dance, installation, theatre, visual art and new technology. In 2002 Artistic director Nikki Milican received the International Theatre Institute¹s award for excellence in international Theatre and Dance in recognition of an exceptional festival programme.
new territories 2003 includes a mix of specially commissioned performances and premieres by invited international artists and the first new territories Winter School a professional training and development scheme for artists and tertiary students. Helen Herbertson & Ben Cobham, Sarah Pearson & Patrik Widrig, Forkbeard Fantasy and Goat Island will all be in residence at the festival, presenting work and teaching on the Winter School.
new territories commissioned artists include: - Alastair MacDonald & Sarah Rubidge, Geraldine Pilgrim, Ian Smith, Pernille Spence, Lisa Watts and Aaron Williamson.
Many other invited artists present British premieres and unique site-specific projects. Some of the highlights include:
- The return to Scotland of the renowned Chicago-based performance group GOAT ISLAND with an informal showing of new work + It¹s An Earthquake In My Heart.
- One of the big hits of New Moves Australia 2000 with the company name Delirium, HELEN HERBERTSON & BEN COBHAM return with the European Premiere of Morphia Series, a special boutique event with exotic food, text, images and performance for an audience of 12.
- Sensuous Geographies, a new work by composer and Creative Scotland Award winner ALISTAIR MACDONALD and choreographer turned digital installation artist SARAH RUBIDGE in which the actions of visitors generate and influence musical layers and projected imagery in an interactive/reactive sound and image environment.
- HOTEL MODERN with The Great War, a live animation film where the performers are puppeteers, camera-operators, sound engineers and editors who manipulate little soldiers, toy tanks and a miniature landscape to create a truly inventive performance.
- A living installation event made by participants in the new territories Winter School working with FORKBEARD FANTASY expect a unique mix of comic theatre, film, animated sets, gadgets, cartoon and visual trickery suitable or audiences of all ages.
- An intense and technically demanding work from renowned Canadian choreographer PAUL-ANDRÉ FORTIER, that combines dance with new visual and sound technologies to stunning effect. Supremely vulnerable and infinitely powerful in equal measure.
- The NATIONAL REVIEW OF LIVE ART (19-23 February) where invited artists from across the world appear alongside the brightest new talent from across the UK and Ireland, chosen from a nation-wide selection process hosted by venues and colleges in collaboration with the NRLA and the Live Art Development Agency. The NRLA strand of new territories takes place over just five days with each day packed with an exciting mix of performances, installations, exhibitions, screenings, workshops, talks and surprise events. Invited artists include the inimitable STELARC, renowned Belgian choreographer MICHÈLE NOIRET, housewife superstar BOBBY BAKER as well as: - ANNE BEAN, BODIES IN FLIGHT, MARIA COOL & FABIO BALDUCCI, EVE DENT, RICHARD DEDOMINICI, FORCED ENTERTAINMENT, RAIMUND HOGHE, IONA KEWNEY & EAVESDROPPER, THE KIPPER KIDS, JOHAN LORBEER, LONE TWIN, MICHAEL MAYHEW, GRAHAM MILLER, ANGELIKA OEI & R.A VEROUDEN, BOB OSTERTAG & PIERRE HÉBERT, ÁINE PHILLIPS, GERALDINE PILGRIM, PLAN B, HIDEYUKI SAWAYANAGI, IAN SMITH, PERNILLE SPENCE LISA WATTS, AARON WILLIAMSON, STEVIE WISHART.
A screening programme includes works by: - MARINA ABRAMOVIC. LYNNE MARSH, GUILLERMO GOMEZ PEÑA & GUSTAVO VAZQUEZ, NEW MEDIA SCOTLAND, PASIFIKA DIVAS, ANNE SEAGRAVE.
THE 2003 Platform artists include: - MATT COOK, YARA ELSHERBINI, JON FAWCETT, G.A.L, GARETH KENNEDY, KENNY McBRIDE, ILANA MITCHELL, MARK PALMER, LEE PETTERSON, SARAH JANE PELL, TOPSY QUR¹ET, THE SPECIAL GUESTS, KATE STANNARD, TRANSPHOBIA, MARK TRAYNOR, ROSIE WARD.
Full details of the programme linked with artist¹s websites can be found on http://www.newmoves.co.uk/newterritories/ntindex.htm
Ticket information 0901 022 0300 a limited number of apex tickets are available at just £5
A limited edition catalogue will be available from The Arches box office
Press enquires to karpus projects 0141 946 1463
new territories is produced by New Moves International, PO Box 25262, Glasgow G1 1YW, and receives support as a core funded organisation of the Scottish Arts Council and Glasgow City Council.
<small>[ 07 January 2003, 06:33 AM: Message edited by: Stuart Sweeney ]</small>