SURGE 2012, Scotland’s 3rd annual festival of street arts, physical theatre and circus, took over Glasgow this July with a raft of new work from Scottish and international companies and artists. As well as events at some of the city’s top venues, the festival spilled onto the streets, taking in some unusual and unexpected locations, illuminating the city with theatre and live art over one packed week. There were a range of workshops and residencies offering high quality developmental and educational opportunities for beginners and emergent artists, as well as established professionals. The outdoor programme of SURGE was delivered in partnership with Merchant City Festival and UZ Arts.
Conflux would like to thank everyone for coming along to SURGE 2012 and making it such a huge success.
SURGE 2012 takes place in the Year of Creative Scotland. SURGE Festival is recognised with the Inspire Mark for excellence in contributing to a lasting legacy of London 2012.
Conflux is collaborating with aerial company Legs On The Wall (Australia), physical theatre company LUMETeatro (Brazil) and composer Stephen Deazley (Scotland), to develop a new and ambitious performance project to be presented on rooftops across the globe.
This large-scale collaborative project is based upon the vision of performance on a rooftop – a house, a train, a car park, a museum – spaces from which much is seen but which are not often seen. We are interested in exploring this concept and integrating the working methods of the different companies and partners.
Perch could take place on any city rooftop across the world – Glasgow, Sydney, Rio - with the audience being present on the roof or in the streets below. We are interested in changing the reality and perception of towns and cities that the audience are normally familiar with so that they look at them in a different way. Playing upon the three very different cultures of the collaborating companies, Perch explores the ideas of perception and reception, of falling and flight and of the universality of language.
The team collaborated with a group of ten Scottish performers for a week in June 2012 at The Briggait, Glasgow to explore the concept, exchange ideas and working methods and produce initial material from which the film Perch was created.
The film can be seen here.
For further information, please contact Alan Richardson on email@example.com 0044 (0)141 559 4928.