International Showcase Programme

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


Morning Assemblies

In a ‘post Brexit’ and ‘post Truth’ reality, kick start your morning with caffeinated debate…

9-10 Feb 2017

Arnolfini

Bristol

Six people stand on stage dressed in bright blue ponchos, each of them are holding a golf club, they are hitting multi coloured confetti into the air.

In Conversation

Delve into the work of artists and producers.

9-10 Feb 2017

Arnolfini

Bristol

An audience clip, a woman is sat with her friend laughing.

IBT17 Live Art Symposium

The IBT17 Live Art Symposium poses the question – How can we change the world?…

8 Feb 2017

Watershed

Bristol

Beastie walks down a path, holding hands with a group of people.

Beastie

Beastie is coming to Bristol. All the way here from some wild place…

11-12 Feb 2017

Trinity Centre

Bristol

A blurred image of two people dressed as cowboys in an empty warehouse.

Ghost Dance

Two blindfolded cowboys have blown in from elsewhere. They dance together for twelve hours…

8 Feb 2017

Arnolfini

Bristol

A woman and two men wearing angle wings are stood staring towards the camera.

Triple Threat

With absurdism and enthusiasm, McCormick and her Girl Squad attempt to re-connect to their moral conscience…

11 Feb 2017

Arnolfini

Bristol

A man painted red is inside a sharks head.

If It Were The Apocalypse I’d Eat You To Stay Alive

questioning what it means to be born with a life threatening disease…

10 Feb 2017

Arnolfini

Bristol

Two women dressed in blue suits, have gold painted across their mouths and their hands. They are speaking out towards the audience.

Cock and Bull

Cock and Bull sees three females convene their own, alternative, party conference…

8-9 Feb 2017

Arnolfini

Bristol

Through a gap in the wall, you see a white room. A naked woman is laid out on a white block, a man in a suit is stood looking over her.

Undress / Redress

A live, durational performance that explores the interaction between a female, disabled body and an able bodied male…

11-12 Feb 2017

Arnolfini

Bristol

Two women, stand together in front of a red curtain. They have white material wrapped around their necks and they are holding their hands to their faces.

Voodoo

Project O map the movement of their memories and the gaps in their knowledge whilst training their bodies to fall…

8 Feb 2017 & 10 Feb 2017

Trinity Centre

Bristol

A woman stands in a kitchen, she is wearing a Christmas apron and is staring out of the window. It seems she has paused mid cooking.

Winter

Winter is a powerful, deeply affecting film about Mandy King-Holmes…

9-19 Feb 2017

Arnolfini

Bristol

A woman wearing a vail is biting onto a strawberry, the same woman is opposite her, she is wearing a top hat and is also biting onto the strawberry.

Look No Further

We are sorry to announce that this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances…

12 Feb 2017

Trinity Centre

Bristol

Two woman dressed in just knickers and high heels are on all floors on a stage.

My Big Sister Taught Me This Lap Dance

Inside a small red lit booth Cade performs the lap dance her older sister used to perform professionally…

10-12 Feb 2017

Arnolfini

Bristol

A woman sits at a table, writing something. A jug of milk is also on the table.

Race Cards

A room containing 1000 questions about race. You're invited to answer one of them…

9-19 Feb 2017

Arnolfini

Bristol

A hand stretches across a white table, across the arm are drawings of people walking.

As Far As My Fingertips Take Me

As Far As My Fingertips Take Me is a conversation between an audience member and a refugee.

10-12 Feb 2017

Arnolfini

Bristol

A person covered in tattoos wearing a long blonde wig is sat in the left hand side of the image, there is a smaller bald man at the bottom of the image.
SOLD OUT

LOST in TRANS-

LOST in TRANS- uses Beau’s compelling playback aesthetic to create a vivid constellation of characters…

9 Feb 2017

Trinity Centre

Bristol

Two men and a woman are dressed in chicken suits are on a stage. One man stands in front of a microphone, one man is sat down and the woman is holding a sign that reads 'Caravan'

Real Magic

A hallucinatory journey of second chances and second guesses…

10-11 Feb 2017

Arnolfini

Bristol

Two people lay in a woodland, they are wearing headphones they lay peacefully surrounded by trees.

Woodland

Woodland is a meditative and deeply affecting audio work that creates a self-portrait of the body after death…

9-12 Feb 2017

Arnos Court Park

Bristol

Two people are dancing in the middle of a square.

Dancing with Strangers: From Calais to England

A series of powerful duets performed with people on the streets of Bristol…

10-12 Feb 2017

The Fountains, St. Augustine's Parade

Bristol

Katy Baird is centre photo, covered in hand burgers.

Workshy

Workshy is about work. Some people work to earn money, others to feel fulfilled. Some people don’t work at all.

11-12 Feb 2017

Winston Theatre

Bristol

Stacy Makishi is dressed in Jesus style clothing, and is centred in the middle of a blue clouded sky.

Vesper Time

Vesper Time offers an ‘evening prayer’, a high-spirited and playful reflection on ageing and on acting before it is too…

9-10 Feb 2017

Arnolfini

Bristol

A man stands in the right hand side of the photo, he is reading something from a card in one hand. He is holding his other hand up towards the audience.

A Broadcast / Looping Pieces

A Broadcast / Looping Pieces is a torrent of language that loops and repeats as Etchells' edits and rewrites on…

10 Feb 2017

Arnolfini

Bristol