What Now 2013
What Now 2013 is the fifth edition of this artist-curated festival of new work, this year led by Frank Bock. In his curation Frank is seeking to unearth and explore both the nature and the significance of 'context' in defining new developments in dance and choreographic thinking, both in the UK and abroad. Frank sets out to achieve this through an eclectic and thoughtfully diverse programme of performances, screenings, installations, talks and workshops, all accompanied by the presence of choreographic thinkers in residence. Alongside the festival, Frank will host both a Mentoring Lab investigating the artist / mentor relationship, and an artists' Mentoring Scheme.
Amongst the artists participating are Ivana Müller, Theron Schmidt, Neil Callaghan, Gigi Argyropoulou and Hypathia Vourloumis.
The What series of festivals is a showcase for the incredible innovation and diversity of contemporary independent dance artists working today.
It was created by former ID co-director Gill Clarke. Gill's passion focused on presenting artists and independent makers on the edges of visibility who generate excitement and debate in dance. She was driven by an aim to expand the notion of what might be perceived as the legitimate concerns of a dance practice, drawing on her broad vision that embodiment, movement and choreography are investigative processes we are all involved with. These processes can be rigorous and invite connections across disciplines. Gill was drawn to works which respond to questions about what is happening now and where creative concerns are heading.
What Now is presented by Independent Dance in association with Siobhan Davies Dance. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Produced by Arts Admin
Mentoring Lab supported by Marion North Mentoring Scheme through the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund and Sadler's Wells.
Information about previous What festivals: