New Season Announced: ICIA (Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts), University of Bath
Booking opens Jan 16
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ICIA, University of Bath, announces its new spring programme. For the Olympic year, ICIA selects the theme of ‘internationalism’. The theme offers the opportunity to examine the relationship between national identity and internationalism in the cultures of sport and the arts, exploring where contradictions arise. Highlights include the premiere of a new work by Bulgarian performer Katherina Radeva. The season also includes an extensive range of classes and weekend workshops.
The season kicks off with the premiere of Fallen Fruit - now here, now gone a solo piece by performance-maker Katherina Radeva (Sat 11 Feb, 7.30pm). Katherina re-visits memories of growing up in her native Bulgaria before and after the fall of the Iron Curtain, and questions perceptions of freedom. Katherina also leads two workshops, one on theatre techniques including devising text and physicality (Sun 12 Feb, 11am-4.30pm), followed by a scenography - which includes set and costume design (Sat 18 Feb, 11am-4.30pm). All levels welcome.
German born performer Silvia Rimat presents Imagine Us a playful piece in which Silvia observes passers-by on the University’s busy central parade and then addresses them via text projected onto a large screen (Thurs 16 Feb, From 1pm). She returns later in the season to present I Guess If the Stage Exploded... which draws on what happens inside the brain when memories are created (Sat 28 Apr, 7.30pm). Silvia introduces memory tasks and techniques and applies them to the stage situation, hopefully training the audience to remember – forever.
Practice is one of a series of evenings offering a platform for testing new performance and dance in front of a live audience. Four specially selected performers and companies from across the UK present extracts of their work-in-progress, offering the chance to see new work in the making and offer feedback (Sat 25 Feb, 7.30pm). Practice is a partnership project with Salisbury Arts Centre.
Two Destination Language presents A Journey of a Home, a free one-on-one audio performance staged on the University’s central parade exploring themes of identity, border crossing and migration (Thu 22 March, 1pm-6pm). Taking participants on a voyage, the piece captures the moment when we look to the future and back at what we just left.
Peter Anderson, celebrated television director, filmmaker and visual artist working in dance and theatre, captures elite athletes in training for the Olympic and Paralympics at the University’s Sports Training Village. Throughout the residency Peter’s films will be presented on multi-screens in Art Space 3 (Wed 15 Feb – Fri 4 May). This projects will inform his dance film: On Your Marks 2, specially created to be screened on BBC Big Screens and other live screen sites in town and city centres across the south west during 2012.
Classes and Workshops
ICIA offers a range of one-off workshops and weekly classes. Weekly dance and theatre classes are available in Contemporary Dance, Street Dance, Jazz Dance, Ballet and Performance & Acting Techniques. Workshops include a Theatre Workshop with Katherina Radeva (Sun 12 Feb, 11am -4.30pm) and Scenography (Sat 18 Feb, 11am-4.30pm). There is a screen-dance workshop with award winning dance artist and director Lisa May Thomas, Moving and Framing - Dance on Camera (Sat 18 Feb, 11am-4.30pm). Open to those aged 16+
ICIA (Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts
ICIA’s professional programme includes visual arts, theatre, dance and music with an interdisciplinary emphasis, including exhibitions, films, discussions, practical workshops and classes. ICIA commissions and supports new arts projects, residencies, training opportunities, seminars and symposia exploring interdisciplinary arts practice.