As the World Tipped by Wired Aerial Theatre at the Hi Seoul Festival, South Korea (C) Sun Dog, 2015
X-site, a Spotlight on UK Street Arts, tête-à-tête, Rastatt, Germany, 2016
XTRAX at the Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS); South Korea, 2015
Straw Dog by Wired Aerial Theatre at Le Festival Aurillac 2015 (C) XTRAX
XTRAX / GDIF International Marketplace at GDIF 2015 (C) XTRAX
XTRAX at Llotja, FiraTàrrega, Catalonia, 2015
A Spotlight on UK Street Arts at Internationale Kulturbörse Freiburg, Germany, 2016
XTRAX Shorts at the XTRAX / Out There Festival International Showcase 2016 (C) Anna Bechtloff


Les Accroche-cœurs, Angers, France, 2017

8-10 September


In 2017, Accroche-Coeurs Festival is holding a ‘So British!’ focus


More information about Les Accroche-Coeurs 2017

XTRAX has been working with the festival for over five months, helping the organisers shape a programme which features four UK outdoor arts companies:

  • Trolleys by C-12 Dance Theatre Company
  • Phone Box by Corey Baker Dance
  • Walkabout shows from Natural Theatre Company
  • Furthermore, the large-scale aerial show As The World Tipped is set to be one of the headline performances at Accroche-Coeurs Festival, acting as a flagship for the standard of UK work – 8 & 9 September.

There will also be live music by UK band Tankus The Henge.

Professionals Programme – Sunday the 10th of September – 10: 00-12: 30 – Focus on UK street arts – Cour du Grenier Saint-Jean – Rue Gay-Lussac
Accroche-Coeurs and XTRAX will be co-hosting a professional meeting focusing on developing Franco-British relationships in the context of fostering the exchange of knowledge and expertise. This event will give promoters the opportunity to learn more about the UK sector and discover exciting British UK work in development, all wrapped around the programme of one of France’s most influential festivals.

10:00 / Introduction by Alain Fouquet, Deputy Mayor and Culture Officer for the city of Angers
10:15 / Overview of the Outdoor Arts in the UK and the companies that have performed in the Festival
10:30 / Short presentations by UK companies on works touring in 2018

  • Mimbre – The Exploded Circus
  • Stopgap Dance Company – The Road
  • Worldbeaters & Dundu – Sense of Unity (GB/DE collaboration)

11:15 / Presentation by the National Centre of Outdoor Arts in Angers
11:30 / Discussion between XTRAX and Jacques Humbert, Loup Blanc
11:45 – 12:30 / Informal networking around a glass of Pimm’s


More information about the professional meetings at Les Accroche-Coeurs