Sat 28 Sep 2013 | 10.30am | Free
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The Arches Commons is an open space for dialogue and conversation, where all are welcome to come and share their thoughts on the themes being discussed.
This year, we’re looking at the question: “am I an artist?”
Arches artist-in-residence Adrian Howells will reflect on the past 18 months of his residency with Sense Scotland and the creative process he has been on with Ian Johnston, his co-collaborator on Arches LIVE 2013 show He’s The Greatest Dancer. We’ll be focusing specifically on the role of the ‘non professional’: What are the qualities and learning to be found in the untrained dancer, actor and musician? Where is the permission found and how is this given for a ‘non professional’ to formally express their thoughts and feelings about the world in an artistic context? And what is the power and liberation to be found in this title?
Facilitated by Dr Laura Bissell.
Back to Arches LIVE 2013.
Festival diary for Sat 28th Sep**:
10.30am-12 noon Arches Commons: Am I An Artist? (Cafe Bar)
12.30pm Visting Company: Panorama (Arch 6, 10 min slots)
1pm-1.40pm Katy Baird and Jonathan May: At Least We Tried (B3)
2.30pm-3.15pm Unboxed: I’m Still Gay And You’re Still Dying (Practice Room)
3.30pm-3.40pm Louise Ahl: NICE Opening Ceremony (Arch 2)
4pm-5.30pm Shafted!? Theatrical Dissidents: Shafted!? (Studio)
From 10am onwards:
**all times are approximate
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”