Join us and outdoor arts specialists from across the world at our showcase event, the XTRAX / SIRF Showcase in Stockton-on-Tees.
Taking place from 1st August – 4th August, the Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) is an annual free outdoor arts and street theatre festival in Stockton-on-Tees. In 2017 the festival celebrated its 30th year, helping to cement its position as one of the world’s oldest and best international outdoor art festivals. SIRF attracts international artists performing to thousands of spectators each year. It showcases outstanding international street theatre, dance, circus and music acts with a packed programme of shows for all the family.
We invite you to spend three days in the context of this ambitious festival and see a rich programme of outdoor shows, learn about new models of working and meet with others working in the industry in a professional programme that will include talks, networking and pitching sessions.
Apocalyptic Circus – My House (WW)
Avanti Display – Full Circle
Axial Dance – Fenri-Etta
Desperate Men – Slapstick & Slaughter
Frolicked – Treasure Hunt
Fully Booked Theatre – Once Upon a Wall
Initiative.dkf – Scalped (WW)
Joss Arnott Dance – Pulse! (WW)
Kapow – Adrift (WW)
Lo-Giudice Dance – Arc is Curious
Mimbre – Lifted (WW)
Motionhouse – Wild (WW)
Newtons Ladder – Hope is a Thing with Feathers (WW)
Plunge Boom – Boing
Ramshacklicious – Band at the End of the World
Ray Lee – Congregation (WW)
Safety Catch Theatre – Doctor! Doctor!!
Spitz & Co – Les Gloriables (WW)
Stopgap Dance Theatre – Frock (WW)
The Fabularium – Reynard the Fox
The Other Way Works – A Momend of Madness
Tickertape Parade – Fantabulosa! (WW)
Upswing – Catch Me (WW)
Wild N Beets – Buck a Brenda (WW)
*WW stands for Without Walls 2019 Commission
Action D’Espace – Premier Cri (FR)
Amer i África – Envà (SP)
Débordante Cie – Loin (FR)
Elephants Laugh – Muljil2 (KR)
Funrinkai – Origami (FR)
Generik Vapeur – Droles d’Oiseux (FR)
Kamchatka – Kamchatka (SP)
Libertivore – Phasmes (FR)
Presque Siamoises – Au Point du Jour (FR)
Sisus Sirkus – Mosh Split (FI)
The Sporthorses and the Guggenheim Box – Rock the Box (CH)
Theater Tol – Watercages (BE)
Vincent Glowinski – Human Brush (BE)
(with more to be announced)
Alongside this world-class programme, we will organise professionals programme designed to help you make international connections, discover what is happening across the UK and internationally and help you nurture and build your own networks.
- An Introduction on East Asian Outdoor Arts Panel Discussion with delegates from Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Korea,
- An Asian-focused joint reception in partnership with ASEF and the Department for International Trade.
- A Discussion on creating dance work for outdoor contexts
- XTRAX Shorts
- Formal and informal networking opportunities
All professional activity is subject to funding