Horizon – Performance Created in England announces new wave of England based artists presenting work as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021.
We’re delighted to reveal the programme for Horizon – Performance Created in England, a vibrant new showcase connected to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with a public programme during the week of 23 August across locations in England and virtually.
Nine new, tour-ready, performance works are to be presented in a range of digital settings, alongside seven new projects, supported as part of a ‘residency’ programme, which enables artists to play with new performance ideas across a range of formats and genres.
The performance programme includes works by Botis Seva, Requardt & Rosenberg, mandla rae, Brownton Abbey and Joshu Sofaer, as well as presentations by Janine Harrington, Oliva Furber and Rmazi Maqdisi, Seeta Patel and Chinese Arts Now.
From today, Horizon is calling out for artists, presenters and curators from across England and the globe to register as delegates. We are building an international network of cultural professionals who are interested in building long-term creative relationships with artists making their work in England. Delegates will be invited to engage with streamed live work from locations across England, attend workshops, conversations and events, from wherever they are.
The works across both the residencies and live performance strands demonstrate the original idea under which Horizon was first posited earlier in 2021 – celebrating artists who are working across performance disciplines and currently based in England – all born out of a new approach to build deep and sustainable collaborations internationally.
The consortium partners are working with several established independent artists to help shape the showcase, including Project O (Alexandrina Hemsley, Jamila Johnson- Small), Javaad Alipoor, Kirsty Housley, Sonia Hughes and Renny O’Shea. Associate partners reflecting different specialisms and art form focuses have also had input into the process, including Akademi, ATC, Bush Theatre, Circus City, The Cocoa Butter Club and Unlimited.