Hyperlocal – Supernow

October 8th, 2014 by

Dorothy Max Prior goes to Fierce Festival in Birmingham and finds a city re-imagined A speaking garden, a deconstructed car, a nail bar, and a sit-down meal with a bunch of pre-teen boys. Passive consumption not an option – we’re here to engage, to interact. The opening weekend of Fierce Festival 2014 took its audience […]

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Barely Methodical Troupe | Bromance

Oh Boy! A New Circus Award at The Ed Fringe

September 3rd, 2014 by

Adrian Berry samples the circus delights seen at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 whilst judging the brand-new Total Theatre /Jacksons Lane Award for Circus Theatre. Edinburgh this year was a bit of a double-edged sword for me, so to speak. I was actually planning my first year off in 15 years after a few trips […]

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Happy Days – Here Again

August 22nd, 2014 by

It takes some chutzpah to choose Happy Days as the title of a festival. Samuel Beckett named his play ironically; there are few sources of joy for the optimistic Winnie in her mound. So hats off to Seán Doran and his team – this third Happy Days festival was convivial, imaginative and fun. The landscape […]

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Enter the Urban Labyrinth

August 7th, 2014 by

Dorothy Max Prior is seduced by Brazilian company Cambar Coletivo’s playful invasion of public spaces     It is mid-afternoon on a hot summer’s day, and a group of people are taking a walk along the dusty streets of Barao Geraldo, a small town near Campinas in Brazil. Nothing unusual there, perhaps – but the group have an odd […]

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Night Watch at Cambridge Junction

The Night Watch

July 31st, 2014 by

Edward Rapley signs up for a Live Art long haul at Cambridge Junction So once there was Sampled: a weekend festival of ‘performance ideas in progress for audiences and artists, providing a platform for risk-taking performing arts to meet audiences at vital stages in their development’. And then, in 2014, came Night Watch, offering ‘a […]

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