Performing art on the agenda at Leeds conference
Sheffield-based Third Angel will be considering ’Where from here?’ as it reflects on, and celebrates, the company's longevity and its place in the current political, economic and artistic climate.
Celebrating 21 years since its launch, Alexander Kelly, Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at Leeds Beckett University and Artistic Director and founder of Third Angel, said: “The symposium will be a time of reflection. We will look at the company’s journey; from making live art, durational performances and video art, to our current theatre making practice and collaborations with other artists from around the world.
“By asking ’Where from here?’ we hope to spark lively debate around the company’s work that offers a critical lens through which to explore theatre’s wider landscape for the next 21 years.
“We hope that by blending an academic symposium with a festival event, the event will appeal to a wider audience.”
Established in 1995, Third Angel makes entertaining and original contemporary performance that speaks directly, honestly and engagingly to its audience. The company’s work has been shown at festivals and venues across the UK and mainland Europe, including Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Portugal.
Alexander added: “We are interested in the small, intimate things in life, the things that often get overlooked or swept under the carpet: the value of individual experience, the beauty to be found in the tiny details of everyday life, and the surprising emotional power of memories and places.”
Third Angel are inviting people to submit proposals for individual papers, presentations and performance which may be inspired by Third Angel projects, or respond to themes addressed by Third Angel's work over the last 21 years.
Proposals should be no more than 250 words and should be submitted to Alexander Kelly at email@example.com by 5pm on Friday 29 July 2016. For more information contact: Oliver Bray at firstname.lastname@example.org; Alexander Kelly at email@example.com; Hannah Nicklin at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Michael Pinchbeck at email@example.com.
Compass festival, a celebration of live art in Leeds city centre, will run from Friday 11 to Sunday 20 November. The symposium programme will be announced in September, including details of how to register for free.