Students to showcase talents at Landing Party
The annual free event is open to the public and will get underway at House 14 in Queen's Square at 3pm on Friday 12 September. A celebration drinks reception will follow at 5.30pm.
Charlotte Blackburn, who is currently in the first year of her MA Performance course at Leeds Met - which will become Leeds Beckett University on 22 September, is organising the event as part of her assessment. She said: "I have undertaken the production management of the festival and it's been a brilliant experience seeing this through from the beginning - it's going to be a great event. From dancing to drama, there will be something for everyone.
"Nine students will be showcasing a series of six new works - lasting between 30-60 minutes - which they have developed throughout the summer. The festival will include a combination of solo, duo and group work from students with an eclectic mix of backgrounds."
Performances at the festival will include: 'The Wait of the World' by Thomas Quinn and Dan Craddock at 3pm in House 14 Queens Square; 'Fatherland' by Katherina Arnold at 4pm in the Perform 1 venue in the Calverley Building; 'Control Alt Delete' by Emma O'Mara and Anna Thorn at 4.45pm in Perform 1; 'We & They' by Goran Mohammed Faqe Qadir at House 14 at 6.30pm; 'Rhythm is a Daniel' by Dan Craddock at House 14 at 7.45pm and 'Untitled Dance Piece' by Laura Hilary at 8.30pm at Broadcasting Place.
Principal Lecturer Teresa Brayshaw commented: "At the Landing Party, students always produce unique and high quality performances which ask important questions about the world. I'm very much looking forward to seeing what this year's group have to say."
To register your interest in attending any of the performances or the reception please email firstname.lastname@example.org.