Interactions is an artist development programme exploring socially-engaged performance practice*, opening up its diverse practices and delving into the thinking behind the work.
- Interactions blog
An artist-led platform for discussion, reportage and debate about socially-engaged performance practice, including recent observations on Hazard, Manchester
- Interactions Mini-Symposium #1—The Bluecoat, Liverpool. Friday 19 September, 16:30 – 18:30
- Interactions Mini-Symposium #2—Yorkshire Dance, Leeds. Wednesday 8 October, 18:30 – 20:30
Stimulating presentations from experienced artists Gillian Dyson, Gisele Bone, Dani Abulhawa and Tim Jeeves, as part of a friendly, thought provoking and active participatory discussion-workshop facilitated by Sarah Spanton.
Interactions hopes that by sharing and learning together, opening up dialogue and unpacking thinking around socially-engaged performance practice, we will begin to form a community of artists developing this field across Yorkshire and the North West.
The Bluecoat, Liverpool. Friday 19 September
Book online via The Bluecoat
Or by phone—0151 702 5324
Yorkshire Dance, Leeds. Wednesday 8 October
Book online via Yorkshire Dance
Or by phone—0113 243 9867
Funded by Arts Council of England, and kindly supported by Interactions Partners: hÅb, Hope St, Live at LICA, Point Blank Theatre, The Bluecoat, Theatre in the Mill, Yorkshire Dance.
* In an arts context, socially-engaged practice, can be understood loosely to fit into one or more of these descriptions:
Engages audiences beyond the arts institution (theatres/galleries) in social spaces or contexts
Takes the social as its subject or modus operandi
Asks what society or ‘the social’ may mean
Forges alliances directly with communities defined by place or by interest / experience / knowledge
Directly engages with non-artists to produce art-works
For more information on socially engaged performance practice go to www.interactionsperformance.wordpress.com/about/