DRAW TO PERFORM 4 - A Two Day International Festival of Live Drawing Performance
Saturday & Sunday, 4-5 March 11:00-17:00 at Fabrica, Brighton’s Centre for Contemporary Art.
Participating Artists: Yael Flexer - Flexer and Sandiland (UK), Marega Palser (UK), River Lin (Taiwan/France), Nelly Lewis (UK), Katrina Brown (UK), Ram Samocha (Israel/UK) and Paul Hartnoll (UK), Cesar Forero (Colombia/Canada) and My Johansson (Sweden/UK), Jan Rae (Australia), Fiona Geilinger (UK), Jasmin Schaitl (Austria), Echo Morgan (China/UK), Rossella Emanuele (Italy/UK).
Day 1: Live Performances – Drawing Movement Dance Saturday 4 March 2017, 11:00 to 17:00
Drawing performance artists, dancers, and musicians from the UK and around the world are performing live at Draw to Perform’s fourth annual symposium on Saturday & Sunday, 4-5 March 11am-17pm at Fabrica, Brighton. This time the symposium will focus on the connection between drawing and movement and drawing within dance practice.
Draw to Perform is an international community for drawing performance, which is a stream of performance art in which artists create their artwork in front of a live audience. This stirring art form combines drawing, theatre, dance, and music into a vibrant and dynamic act.
The symposium is an exciting opportunity for the public to experience and celebrate the unique discipline of live drawing performance. Artist and curator Ram Samocha has gathered a stimulating selection of drawing performance artists from the UK and abroad to perform over two exciting days of live performances, video screening, discussion panel and workshops. The diversity of performances and activities throughout the day and proximity to Brighton's fantastic Lanes, make this event a fabulous choice for a weekend of fun and inspiration.
Day One includes multiple live performances, running over 5hr in the large space of Fabrica gallery. The audience is free to enter the space, observe performances and participate in some. The event will includ collaberations with acclaimed musicians such as Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), contemporary choreographers Yael Flexer and Katrina Brown, dancers My Johansson and Jan Rae and many more local and international performance artists.
Day1 - Live Performances: Saturday, 4th March 2017, 11:00-17:00
River Lin (France/Taiwan) - http://www.riverperformance.com
Marega Palser (UK) - http://www.mrandmrsclark.co.uk
Katrina Brown (UK) - https://kbdraw.org
Yael Flexer - Flexer and Sandiland (UK) - http://flexerandsandiland.com
Nelly Lewis (UK) - http://butomima.wixsite.com/mysite
Rossella Emanuele (UK/Italy) - http://www.rossellaemanuele.com
Cesar Forero (Canada/Colombia) - http://www.cesarforero.com
Jan Rae (Australia) - http://www.janrae.com.au
Fiona Geilinger (UK) - http://www.fionageilinger.co.uk
Jasmin Schaitl (Austria) - http://www.jasminschaitl.com/jasminschaitl/
Echo Morgan (UK/China) - http://echomorgan.com
Day2 - Day of Workshops: Sunday, 5th March 2017, 11:00-17:00
Drawing performance workshops by Marega Palser (UK), Nelly Lewis (UK), Katrina Brown (UK), Jan Rae (Australia), River Lin (Paris/Taiwan).
Day Two includes bookable workshops provided by international and local artists. The workshops will explore the connection between drawing, movement and dance. Participants will draw live, share and discuss their outcomes and ideas. The workshops provide the opportunity to experience the art form first hand, work with and be tutored by some of the leading artists in their field. There's no experience required to join the workshops and all abilities are welcomed.
Tickets for Day 1 - £15 or £20 on the door for a day pass, £5 per hour of performance payable on the door. No charge for under 12s. Tickets for Day 2 - Adult £10 per workshop, children £5, families £25.
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What is drawing performance?
Drawing performance is a stream of performance art in which artists create their artwork in front of a live audience while communicating with the viewers. Mark making in drawing performance is often a result of powerful physical gesture and body movement connecting elements of line, movement, space and time. This exciting art form often combines art, theatre and dance in a vibrant and dynamic way.
Drawing performance is gathering a larger fan base in the UK and its art is becoming more widely collected worldwide. The exciting performances appeal to art lovers, drawing fans and students as well as families (children are often encouraged to participate in the performances).
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
There is no age restriction.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
By train: All trains to Brighton station.
By bus: All buses to Brighton city center.
Public parking available in the area.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
There is no need to bring materials for drawing. Materials for all workshops will be provided. No professional cameras please, but photos can be taken with mobile phones.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Where can I buy tickets for Day2 - workshops?