Fest en Fest 2022 launches its programme

Fest en Fest, a world competition of expanded choreography initiated and curated by H2DANCE, opens this month from 22 – 27 November, presenting choreographic work inside galleries for the primary time since its inception. 

Feminism, gender, horror, queer tradition and sexuality take centre stage in performances, exhibitions, discussions and gatherings in Cambridge, Colchester and Deptford, with work from artists spanning dance and visible artwork together with Joe Moran, Halla Ólafsdóttir and Amanda Apetrea, and Marikiscrycrycry.

Kickstarting on Tuesday 22 November, the competition opens with an exhibition and efficiency referred to as Its contours, Its movements by British-Irish artist and choreographer Joe Moran, Inventive Director of Dance Artwork Basis, whose observe incorporates efficiency, vital writing, drawing, curation and advocacy initiatives. Happening at APT Gallery, the exhibition surrounds a collection of spray paint drawings created by Joe, alongside his movies Materiality Will Be Rethought and One thing Crucial and Helpful from 22 – 23 November.  

As a part of the exhibition, the gallery will host performances of his work Thirst that sees two performers navigate a fancy, shifting terrain of energy, submission, complicity and consent. Happening on Wednesday 23 November, the primary efficiency begins at 5pm and the second follows at 7pm after Fest en Fest’s opening launch within the gallery at 6pm.

Picture of Useless by Halla Ólafsdóttir and Amanda Apetrea. Picture by Marta Thisner.

Halla Ólafsdóttir (Iceland) and Amanda Apetrea (Sweden) current Dead at Cambridge Junction on Tuesday 22 November to open the Cambridge strand of the competition. 

Magnificence and the Beast is a pretend band, a dance efficiency, a celebration, a workshop, a film and a lifelong collaboration between the choreographers Amanda Apetrea and Halla Ólafsdóttir and a few of their buddies; composers and musicians Zhala Rifat, Karin Dreijer and Linnéa Martinsson.

Their newest dance efficiency is known as Useless; a pornographic poetry studying and dystopian dance efficiency that merges the fantastic thing about darkness and excessive and low tradition, while exploring methods of connecting with an viewers that blurs the boundaries between performers and spectators.

GOING BERSERK by Marikiscrycrycry is a solo choreographic analysis strand sitting inside a wider venture wanting in the direction of the aesthetics and formal instruments of horror making and the dwell context by choreographer and dancer marikiscrycrycry.

Identified for his or her well timed and political work that offers with gender, race, sexuality and subjectivity, GOING BERSERK follows a determine, the Goner, one who’s misplaced past perception, additional afield, unreachable, by means of the bodily, emotional, and geographic states of lostness, and the concern that being on this state induces for the performer and for the viewers. This can be carried out at APT Gallery on Friday 25 November.

Fest en Fest may even characteristic two new works by Emilyn Claid. Emilyn Claid can be performing her work SKINNED made in collboration with Heidi Rustgaard and MATERIAL made in collaboration with Florence Peake on Saturday 26 November.

Picture credit score: Emilyn Claid.

For the complete line-up and extra details about Fest en Fest go to the website. You’ll be able to have fun the competition opening at APT Gallery on Wednesday 23 November at 6pm.