XTRAX / Greenwich+Docklands International Festival Showcase 2017
London’s annual showcase for outdoor arts and a key meeting point for specialists in the sector
Friday 23 – Sunday 25 June 2017
The UK’s largest and longest established, annual showcase of outdoor performing arts will once again take place this year in the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage setting of Greenwich, (London) from Friday 23-Sunday 25 June.
Presented in partnership between XTRAX and GDIF, the Showcase offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience an extensive, curated programme of new British and international outward arts. Alongside more than 30 shows (theatre, dance, circus, installation and large-scale spectacle), delegates are able to attend seminars, pitching sessions, receptions and networking opportunities. An iconic highlight of this year’s programme will be the London premiere of Museum of the Moon, a newly commissioned performance installation from artist Luke Jerram featuring a giant 7m inflatable moon with detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, presented adjacent to Greenwich’s historic Royal Observatory.
Find out more about the GDIF showcase by having a look at our showreel.
Why attend an XTRAX Showcase?
Supported by Arts Council England, XTRAX Showcases have become known as one of the leading meeting places for Outdoor Arts / Street Arts professionals from all over the UK and Europe.
Professional events will include:
▪ International Focus and Spotlight Events
▪ Networking opportunities with leading festivals, development organisations and artists from the UK, Europe and beyond.
▪ Pitching sessions from UK and international artists about new work in development
▪ Receptions and networking meetings
▪ New commissions from Without Walls – the UK’s leading commissioning consortium for ground-breaking new work
▪ Over 30 new shows by UK and international companies
▪ Large scale opening show
A look back at the showcases success in 2016….
▪ 99% of delegates said they made new contacts through the showcase
▪ Over 60% of delegate said they would book a show they saw during the showcase
Kate Batchelor/ Peabody
The pieces I saw ranged from small and intimate to grand spectacular shows. The diversity the festival had to offer was fantastic and very impressive. I was particularly struck by how effective the festival was at making theatre feel accessible. The street performances made each piece feel unique, intimate, and accessible to all.