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Various Stages Festival 2020

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Institute of Contemporary Arts

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Various Stages Festival 2020
Showcase and Forum

Always striving to stretch the boundaries of what opera can be and who it is for, Mahogany Opera presents its fourth Various Stages Festival on Thursday 19 March at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.

Various Stages is Mahogany’s distinctive and artist-led research and development programme and on Thursday 19 March, the 2020 Festival reaches its culmination in an afternoon of work-in-progress performances, feedback sessions, panel discussion, funding surgeries and networking opportunities. Each of the featured projects, the majority chosen from an open call, are brilliant examples of how new opera and music theatre is being created.

They are multi-artform, cross-genre and immersive and show how their makers are telling engaging stories in insightful, collaborative, provocative ways that resonate with today’s audiences. The Various Stages Festival offers the chance to discover new work, a rare look inside the creative process and an opportunity to participate in conversations about the future direction of opera and music theatre.

Showcase performances and critical feedback
Seven short work-in-progress showcases of boundary-pushing opera and music theatre give a unique insight into the creative process. Each project will receive a critical feedback session when attendees are invited to share their creative and practical experience to help shape this fledgling work for future audiences.See below for full list of featured projects.

Round Table
From dream to reality: how can we help new opera and music theatre to thrive in theatres & opera houses?
Chaired by Rhian Hutchings, Creative Director of Operasonic
While opportunities to develop new work are relatively plentiful, there can be many barriers to making the transition from workshop space to venue stage. Let’s begin to drive change in our industry by coming up with some big ideas and realistic actions to help us take the first step towards turning our dreams into reality.

Joining the panel are Martin Berry, Head of Participation Nottingham Playhouse & Various Stages Artistic Advisor Fay Jennett, Creative Producer, Opera & Music-theatre Snape Maltings; and Frederic Wake-Walker, Artistic Director of Mahogany Opera all with experience of making new work happen.

Funding surgeries
Chloë Brookes, (Arts Council England, Relationship Manager, Music inc. Music Education Hubs) will run a series of 10-minute advice surgeries for artists and producers.

Drinks and networking
Join us in the bar afterwards to catch up with colleagues, make new contacts and discover potential collaborations.

Who should attend?
We’d love to hear a whole range of thoughts, opinions and perspectives and think the festival will be of most interest to:
• Makers of new opera and music theatre
• Producers and venue programmers seeking to present exciting new work
• Funders interested in helping to make new opera and music theatre happen

When and where?
Thursday 19 March, 2pm–7pm Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
Nearest stations: Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus

Tickets
£12.50 for the full afternoon.
Booking for the ACE advice surgeries will be on a first-come-first-served basis on the day.

The Various Stages Festival 2020 is supported by Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant, Britten-Pears Foundation, D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, John Ellerman Foundation, The Garrick Charitable Trust, The Leche Trust, PRS for Music Foundation (Talent Development Partnership) and the RVW Trust.

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