Cambridge Junction has today announced the line-up for its brand new festival WATCH OUT which takes place at the arts centre on Saturday 23rd May.
Following in the footsteps of 2014’s Night Watch, and the SAMPLED series WATCH OUT is a festival of dangerous new theatre and dance which features contemporary performance from regional, national and international artists.
Highlights of the festival include the return of dancers Igor and Moreno, last seen at Cambridge Junction with their piece Idiot-Syncrasy, with the world premier of their new show A Room For All Our Tomorrows. Also returning to the venue are the hugely popular Figs In Wigs with their latest offering, Show Off which explores social media and its links to narcissism, and dance artists Project O who appeared at the SAMPLED festival in 2013.
The relationship between performance and technology will be explored in two of the festival’s pieces – Dan Koop, Andy Field and Nathen Street’s app-based 360° which links artists based in the UK and Australia, whilst Circa69’s The Cube will see participants don virtual reality visors.
Festival goers will also get a chance to watch a preview of Ely-based Rowan James’ debut piece Easy For You to Say which sees the poet who is diagnosed with a specific learning difficulty and speech impediment collaborate with beatboxer Marv Radio.
WATCH OUT will also features a work in progress sharing of Action Hero’s Wrecking Ball which has been commissioned by the Spring Festivals Commission 2015: Sprint, Watch Out, Mayfest, Pulse and Latitude Festival, and explores consent, authorship and putting words in to people’s mouths.
All the performances in the day-long festival have been supported by Cambridge Junction in a variety of different ways, all rooted in the desire to take risks with new ideas.
Cambridge Junction’s Arts Producer Daniel Pitt said “I’m really excited about unleashing the WATCH OUT programme as it contains so many firsts – two world premiers, one UK premier, three previews and Figs in Wigs which premiered last summer at the Edinburgh Fringe and is hilarious, plus Wrecking Ball which is still in progress as part of a collaboration between other festivals to support a company developing a show between them. All happening in Cambridge. Cambridge can sometimes seem sleepy, but it needn’t with so many innovating people living and working here, so why shouldn’t the arts scene reflect that? Watch out Cambridge!”
After a couple of years of revamping our annual festival, WATCH OUT is here to stay – a one day festival of experimental new theatre and dance with development supported by Cambridge Junction.”
The full line-up and festival passes can be found here.