Professional Programme

  • Dates: 1st - 4th August

East Asian panel with delegates from several countries including China, Korea, Singapore and Japan

Friday, 2nd August – 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot St, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1LL

 


Reception in partnership with ASEF and the Department for International Trade

Friday, 2nd August –  6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot St, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1LL

 



XTRAX Shorts – Saturday, 3rd August | 10 am – 12 pm 

ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot St, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1LL

XTRAX Shorts is our signature brand of artists pitch sessions where artists and companies give imaginative presentations about outdoor projects in development to an audience of UK and international festival and event representatives, producers, and others working in the sector. XTRAX Shorts is followed by networking, providing those in attendance with the opportunity to find out more about these projects.

XTRAX Shorts supports artists by giving them the chance to present a project to people who can potentially commission, present or support it in other ways including in-kind or low-cost provision of rehearsal space, mentoring, or advocacy. For festival programmers and event producers, it complements the showcase programme by providing them with an additional chance to network, and find out about new work. Projects presented as part of XTRAX Shorts have often gone on to be supported, commissioned or booked by those in attendance.

 


The Writing’s on the Streets, Total Theatre Magazine Workshop

Saturday, 3rd August | 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Led by Dorothy Max Prior – artist, writer and editor of Total Theatre Magazine
ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot St, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1LL

How do we write about Outdoor Arts? Most training in critical writing focuses on ways to interrogate a scripted play, and presumes the existence of a written play-text. So how do you go about reviewing and writing about outdoor arts, circus, site-specific theatre and other performing arts work that is highly visual and physical, and often doesn’t have a written text to refer to? How do we approach work that is cross-artform? And if work is presented in public space, can we separate content and context?

This practical workshop – for artists, writers, producers, and anyone else interested in the subject – will investigate different ways that we can document and celebrate Outdoor Arts and other alternative forms of art-making; will look at ways to take a more experiential and sensory approach to reviewing; and will explore ways to give constructive rather than destructive criticism. The workshop is offered as part of the ongoing Artists as Writers programme, linked to the creation of the Total Theatre Magazine Print Archive, which has seen all of the magazine’s print editions digitised and made available free online at totaltheatre.org.uk/archive

 



XTRAX Shorts – Sunday, 4th August | 10 am – 11:30 am 

ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot St, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1LL

 


Discussion on creating dance work for outdoor contexts

Sunday, 4th August | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 

ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot St, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1LL

 


Drinks at the Georgian Theatre – Friday to Sunday  
Join us and other delegates after a busy day to relax with a drink

 

Meals at ARC – Every day 
Lunch and dinner will be served at ARC, where delegates will be able to hang out and meet other professionals.
Information on costs and payment method coming soon.

Delegate Bags and Name Badges collection
Bags and badges will be available to collect at ARC, on the 1st floor. Information on specific times will be announced closer to the time.

The XTRAX Staff will be on hand at lunch and dinner time at ARC, where delegates can leave promotional material.

 

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