8th-12th February 2017
“We felt immediately welcome at the festival and were delighted to meet all partners and stakeholders, the artists and producers and so many of our international colleagues. The range of work on show was comprehensive and we are confident that many productive contacts were made with the Australian presenters. Congratulations to all on a remarkable international showcase” Sophie Travers, International Development Manager Europe, Australia Council for the Arts
Since 2001, In Between Time’s festivals have showcased artists, but the IBT17 Bristol International Festival was a special year for us.
Our new initiative, The International Showcase sat at the heart of IBT17 Bristol International Festival combined 22 shows within a wider programme of 40 events. This programme was curated to reflect the most urgent artistic work emanating from across UK’s wide contemporary performance and live art sector. Works were curated to reflect the broadest range of practices, forms and inventive approaches to audience. Many of these works and artists have never been showcased to an international market before.
Over 200 International delegates attended IBT17 from 23 countries including:
Australia, China, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, North America, Canada, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Slovenia, Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Italy and Portugal.
“The festival was brilliant and it was great to see how connected and connecting it was with the city” Clare Reddington, Creative Director, Watershed
Special thanks to the International Showcase selection panel: Aaron Wright, Afreena Islam, Antony Roberts, Cathy Butterworth, Daniel Brine, Jackie Wylie, Laura McDermott, Lois Keiden, Matt Fenton and Robert Pacitti.
The full showcase programme is detailed below