Let’s get FAT: the Contains Fat Performance Festival

I’m performing along with my fellow Goldsmiths, University of London MA Performance Making degree candidates in the CONTAINS FAT Festival of Final Shows. The press release is below! 🙂

The MA Performance Making programme at Goldsmiths, University of London is preparing to present CONTAINS FAT: a Festival of Final Shows by students on the course. The degree shows run 23–29 June, and the Festival includes performances in studio, theatre, and site-specific venues in andaround Goldsmiths’ campus.

CONTAINS FAT showcases the diverse work of an international group of 23 emerging artists

from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the UK. From live art to performance installation, the pieces celebrate the immediacy and power of the live performance encounter.

During the course of the Festival of 11 shows over 7 days, the public will have the opportunity to take the pulse of contemporary performance in times of limbo and crisis, from a range of international points of view and approaches. These intimate original pieces tackle issues of identity, oppression, religion, and the quest for happiness.

The 23 artists making work for the Festival are dancers, actors, directors and fine artists who have been training and researching collaboratively towards hybrid forms of live performance. Over the past year, they have studied with a wide range of international and UK artists, including course convenor Anna Furse, Graeme Miller, Julia Bardsley, Mischa Twitchin, Patricia Bardi, Maja Mitic, Nick Parkin, Geraldine Pilgrim, Marie-Gabrielle Rotie, Geetha Sridhar, and Mojisola Abedayo.

The MA in Performance Making at Goldsmiths brings together talented emerging and practising artists from a wide range of artistic and geographic backgrounds. This multidisciplinary course is a laboratory and meeting point in London for artists to collaborate, develop their skills and to rethink the ways in which live performance is created.

Graduates of the programme work in a wide variety of professional contexts worldwide as commissioned performance makers, directors, festival directors, teachers, and academic researchers across a range of disciplines, from multi-media installation to physical theatre. The programme has launched a number of international production companies and collaborations that perform both in London and across the globe.

Performances are 6:30pm each evening, with a 2:00pm matinee on Saturday 26th. There are no performances on Sunday 27th. Tickets are £6 / £4 (concessions) per evening. There is limited audience capacity, so advanced booking is essential, and tickets must be collected 30 minutes prior to show time.

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