SURGE

SURGE

Conflux presents

SURGE

Scotland's festival of street arts, physical theatre and circus

Mon 23 - Sun 29 Jul 2012 | Various times and venues

Conflux is back for a third year with SURGE, Scotland’s festival of street arts, physical theatre and circus, taking over the city with a raft of new work from Scottish and international companies and artists. As well as events at some of the city’s top venues, the festival spills onto the streets of Glasgow, taking in some unusual and unexpected locations and illuminating the city with theatre and art over one packed week. There’ll also be a range of workshops, masterclasses and residencies offering high quality development and education opportunities for beginners, emergent artists or professionals.

For the full programme view the PDF here or go to the Conflux website.

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Festival listings //

Monday 23rd July

5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm pvi collective: deviator The Arches/Glasgow City Centre

Tuesday 24th July

10am-5pm Olivier Grosstête construction workshop The Briggait
5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm pvi collective: deviator The Arches/Glasgow City Centre

Wednesday 25th July

10am-5pm Olivier Grosstête construction workshop The Briggait
5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm pvi collective: deviator The Arches/Glasgow City Centre

Thursday 26th July

10am-5pm Olivier Grosstête construction workshop The Briggait
5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm pvi collective: deviator The Arches/Glasgow City Centre
6.30pm-9.30pm Big Pitch
7pm-8pm Ramesh Mayyappan in assoc. with Iron Oxide: Skewered Snails Platform

Friday 27th July

10am-5pm Olivier Grosstête construction workshop The Briggait
6.30pm-7.15pm Ali Maloney: Ratcatcher The Arches
7pm-8pm Ramesh Mayyappan in assoc. with Iron Oxide: Skewered Snails Platform
8pm-8.30pm Company Of Wolves: Invisible Empire The Arches
8.30pm-late SURGE Cabaret Club The Arches

Saturday 28th July

12.45pm & 4.45pm Megrez7: SPIKED Merchant City
12 noon-6pm Fish Out Of Water Merchant City
3pm, 4pm, 5pm pvi collective: deviator The Arches/Glasgow City Centre
5.45pm-6.20pm Sita Pieraccini: Bird The Arches
6.45pm-7.15pm Company Of Wolves: Invisible Empire The Arches
7pm-9pm Circoscotia The Briggait
7.30pm-8pm Olivier De Sagazan: Transfiguration The Arches
8.30pm-late SURGE Cabaret Club The Arches

Sunday 29th July

1pm-6pm (finale at 4.30pm) Olivier Grosstête: The People’s Tower Merchant City
12 noon-6pm Fish Out Of Water
1pm & 3pm Megrez7: SPIKED Merchant City
3pm, 4pm, 5pm pvi collective: deviator The Arches/Glasgow City Centre
5.30pm-6.05pm Sita Pieraccini: Bird The Arches
6.30pm-7.15pm Ali Maloney: Ratcatcher The Arches
7pm-9pm Circoscotia The Briggait
7.45pm-8.15pm Olivier De Sagazan: Hybridation The Arches
8.30pm-late SURGE Cabaret Club The Arches

 

SURGE events at the Arches //

 

pvi collective: deviator
Mon 23rd – Sun 29th July | Various times | £9/£7/£5 | 18+

Prepare for city-wide disruption as Australian art group pvi collective take over the streets, one twisted game at a time. Developed on-site with a team of local artists, deviator is a darkly playful site-based intervention, blending radically altered versions of children’s games with subtle live performance, turning the audience into unwitting interventionists.

Surge Cabaret Club
Fri 27th – Sun 29th July | 8.30pm-11pm / 11pm-late | £5 | 18+

Our attentive waiters will be awaiting your signal… Browse the cocktail menu of intimate performances and sample treats from the humorous to the fantastical, edgy and surprising as artists from the Conflux International Residency programme and students from the Conflux Physical Theatre Summer School show off an exciting range of new work.

Olivier De Sagazan: Transfiguration and Hybridation (with Marie Cardinal)
Sat 28th & Sun 29th July | Sat: 7.30pm / Sun: 7.45pm | £8/£6 | 18+

Equally inspired by Francis Bacon and Samuel Beckett, French performance artist Olivier De Sagazan presents the results of his festival-long residency with emergent Scottish artists: a series of intimate ten-minute performances exploring the theme of deformity.

Company of Wolves: INVISIBLE EMPIRE (a work-in-progress)
Fri 27th July & Sat 28th July | Fri: 8pm / Sat: 6.45pm | Free but ticketed | 18+

INVISIBLE EMPIRE delves into what lies behind extreme acts of resistance. Fusing movement, live music and text, the piece is inspired by real life stories such as the Gunpowder Plot, the Oklahoma City Bombing and the Baader Meinhof Gang.  Using ensemble physical theatre techniques from Polish Laboratory Theatre, INVISIBLE EMPIRE unearths the impulse to resist and asks why some people leave their normal lives to fight for a cause – and what happens when they do.

Ali Maloney: Ratcatcher
Fri 27th July & Sun 29th July | 6.30pm | £5 | 18+

Ratcatcher is a black panto; a bouffon rumpus through fairytale plaguescapes where obedient consumerism and celebrity worship are the whole of the law. Baroque violence and existential comedy combine in a punk grand guignol for the jilted generations. Presented as part of SCOPE.

Sita Pieraccini: Bird
Sat 28th July & Sun 29th July | Sat: 5.45pm / Sun: 5.30pm | £5 | 18+

Creep into the post-apocalyptic world of a lone, feral creature, starved of both food and friendship. With only a patch of soil to call her own, she must be ready to seize every small opportunity that might fly by. Enriched by a detailed and subtle soundscape performed live, Bird is a timeless tale of friendship, courage, magic and madness. Presented as part of SCOPE.