ACT FESTIVAL participates in the SHIFT KEY program, presenting in its 2019 edition a double session with emerging European artists in performing arts, with a great future projection, distinguished by their innovation and high artistic quality. This session will take place in the auditorium of Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa, on Saturday, June 1st at 7 pm.
Programmers from all over Europe will attend the festival to see these pieces and get to know the project and other selected companies up close. They will also participate in a work session to establish possible ways and means of action for the construction of stable bridges that communicate the emerging scene with the already established one.
GUGGENHEIM BILBAO MUSEOA 19.00 SHIFT KEY SHOWCASE
Moore Bacon !
BOSSE PROVOOST & KOBE CHIELENS / DE POLEN
A body is torn apart and assumes impossible shapes: it stretches, contracts, and bursts apart, only to subsequently present itself to us in a new shape. Moore Bacon! constantly tricks the spectator’s eye. Every perception is an act of creation.
ROMAIN BELTRÃO TEULE / SUPERCABRAS
“What exists / What happens in the space (-time?) between the translation and the object that it comes from / the translated object?
‘Légende’ is a project that borrows the code of the conference/lecture to speak about the above question. It takes as its starting point the study of the fictional ‘language of the birds’ and the questions that the study of this language can create. ‘Légende’ is an attempt to enter in the world of words; to play with them and to question them. What are their powers? Where do they fail? A word as an act.
Transfer of knowledge
Another great objective of the program lies in the transfer of knowledge and processes. For this, we propose an interesting pedagogical program in order to provide innovative creative visions.
Thus, the multi-awarded Basque collective Sra Polaroiska will teach the masterclass ‘Camera and body’ at the Barakaldo Theater on Thursday, May 30.
Sra. Polaroiska aims to work using the camera and the body in search of other ways to try and understand our surroundings; approaching a subject, hovering around it, and defining certain rules for the game. Creating a laboratory where letting things get out of control, where living on the margins, on the edge, where curiosity, desire and the possibility that everything can be different, can become reality.
The program also undertakes to advise and tutor the artists. For this, we have also invited the academic of Leeds Beckett University, Steve Purcell, who will make private sessions with each of the companies with the mission of assisting them in channeling their professional careers.
The 121 session will be an opportunity to have a critical and creative conversation about the work you have presented in the 2019 festival context or an opportunity to rehearse and gain feedback on an emerging project idea. The session will last for 1 hour. To get maximum benefit from the session it will be helpful in advance of our conversation, to have as clear an idea as possible of what you’d like to achieve in the allocated time. Times, venue and process for booking a timeslot will be facilitated by the ACT Admin Team.