Despite the ongoing difficulties that COVID-19 has brought upon our industry, XTRAX remains committed to maintaining our strong relationships with international festivals for the benefit of artists at home and abroad.
The XTRAX team had planned to deliver a Showcase event at City of Wings, Ypres, but following the cancellation of the festival we have decided to approach this in a different way. We caught up with City of Wings Festival Director, Jan Victoor, to present a curated selection of work that was due to be performed at this year’s festival.
Jan Victoor, Festival Director said:
“As Director of a festival which presents hundreds of fantastic artists every year, I normally refrain from picking a smaller selection of shows from the programme.
Nevertheless, I hope my small selection of below gives you a taste of what makes City of Wings special in 2020.
From companies that were completely new to me before they applied and all-female groups, to new international artists we would have welcomed for the first time and companies who are using new approaches to specific skills.
We want to share with our international colleagues the opportunity to discover high-quality work that is being made in the UK, and to introduce UK creatives to some of the fantastic work being produced on the continent. By creating this online Showcase we hope to facilitate opportunities for artists to access and develop connections with new touring networks, both in the UK and overseas.
This forms part of XTRAX’s Platform 4: UK strategic programme of work, an Arts Council England funded project designed to support the international promotion and export of UK outdoor artists.