First two commissions announced for the Great Outdoors Expedition 2014

By 14th March 2014Uncategorized

This year Articulture has come together with the Wye Valley River Festival, the National Eisteddfod and Pontio Arts & Innovation Centre to offer three exciting commission opportunities to artists of any genre who want to create a small-scale, innovative and exciting work for outdoor spaces in Wales.

Articulture is now thrilled to announce that the first two commissions are confirmed. For the Wye Valley River Festival there will be a site responsive dance duet by Chloe Loftus Dance, for the National Eisteddfod there will be a walkabout dance theatre duet created by Bridie Doyle-Roberts of Citrus Arts, with input from local performers.

About the artists

Chloe Loftus Dance specialises in pop-up performances and has been creating exciting work that engages the public eye for almost a decade. Recently she became associate artist at the Wales Millennium Centre and in 2013 was nominated for a Theatre Critic Wales Award for Best Small Scale Dance Production.

Citrus Arts was set up in 2008 by Bridie Doyle and James Roberts. They are a Welsh company producing performance work that sits between Theatre, Circus & Dance.

One of Wales’ most exciting new companies” – Louise Miles-Crust, Producer, Wales Millennium Centre.

About the Articulture commissions 2014

Each small-scale commission will run alongside one of the three networking events produced by Articulture. The commissions and events are set to take place at the Wye Valley River Festival, the National Eisteddfod and Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre’s opening season.

The aim of the commissions is to provide an opportunity for Wales based artists to work in partnership with a leading arts organisation and to present innovative and quality ideas on a national platform. Although not essential to the criteria for selection, it is hoped that these works will help forge partnerships that will help promote future work.

The final commission opportunity for Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre will be announced later in the year.

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