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2016
Past Festivals

Past Event

A Weekend Without Walls

Two jam-packed days of free family entertainment

Get ready for a weekend of fun and adventures as Easthill Park and East Brighton Park host five extraordinary new performances.

Schedule:

12pm – 12.25pm Urban Astronaut (BSL interpreted)
12.30pm – 12.50pm Far From The Norm (BSL interpreted)
12.40pm – 1.20pm Le Cheval Solitaire
1pm – 2pm Miss High Leg Kick (BSL interpreted)
1.50pm – 2.30pm Le Cheval Solitaire
2.05pm – 2.40pm Les Enfants Terribles (BSL interpreted)
2.50pm – 3.15pm Urban Astronaut
3.20pm – 3.50pm Le Cheval Solitaire
3.30pm – 3.50pm Far From The Norm
4pm – 4.35pm Les Enfants Terribles (BSL interpreted)

The Fantastical Flying Exploratory Laboratory

Presented by Les Enfants Terribles

The show follows Dr Latitude and his team of misguided misfits on a global quest, discovering incredible and entirely ‘fictitious’ new lands, tribes, flora and fauna previously unknown to humankind!

Dr Latitude’s stories are brought to life using a ‘hot air balloon flying machine’ that soars above our heads in spectacular fashion, creating a theatrical spectacle for outdoor and festival environments, as well as allowing large audiences excellent viewpoints.

Find out more here.

Le Cheval Solitaire

Presented by aboutNOWish

Le Cheval Solitaire is an outdoor walkabout show for young children and their families, performed by 3 dancers dressed in custom made horse costumes. Our performer encourages children and grown-ups to help find a missing carousel. Once a crowd has gathered, a large parasol resembling an ornate traditional carousel is erected and the three performers join together in a graceful, rhythmic dance. The children are invited to join in with their accompanying adults, as the performers model different carry holds and supported lifts that children and adults can emulate together.

Find out more here.

Audition Project

Presented by Miss High Leg Kick

5, 6, 7, 8… Join the Chorus Line for your big audition experience! Learn the dance steps of the audition scene from A Chorus Line (the 1985 film) - led by Miss High Leg Kick, Harold Offeh and Steve Nice. An hour of dance, rehearsal and showing-off in leg-warmers as you try to “make the cut” for the show, but without any disappointing outcomes – all will star in the final show! No previous dance experience or talent necessary. Leotards not compulsory.

Special guest appearances by Reggie Roberts and Luciana Hutt.

Please note: this event and its audience will be filmed by artist Richard DeDomenici and edited together with other Without Walls Audition Project events across the UK for a final “Redux” film replicating the original scene. You can follow the progress of the film on www.auditionproject.com throughout the summer!

Find out more here.

H.O.H.

Presented by Far From the Norm

H.O.H. is an interactive, immersive dance piece that is centred on the nation’s favourite sport, football, tackling socio-political issues that affect our everyday life. Using the concept of football; the athleticism, the skill, the flamboyant characters are used as a forum to communicate with the audience wider issues that are happening in modern society. H.O.H. explores the connection of multi-cultural British people and football, creating a frenzied public disorder as these characters’ voices and stories are exposed.

H.O.H. will comically force the audience to look at the nation’s beloved game from a different perspective; through hip hop theatre and contemporary movement the dancers will combine fast-paced footwork, physical floor work with thrilling vitality: performing a fury of scenes that are ironic, amusing yet demanding.

Find out more here.

Urban Astronaut

Presented by Highly Sprung

Blast off with Highly Sprung's Urban Astronaut who will be providing a glimpse of a future that might be. Air pollution has grown to crisis point: is there any way back?

Combining stunning design, unseen before an aerial performance (using a unique travelling flying machine that suspends the performer 20ft in the air) with simple storytelling and moving dance performance, Urban Astronaut travels through towns and cities searching for a solution to the environmental disaster that is present in our near future. The answer is found in a simple encounter with a young girl who provides the one thing the astronaut has lost… hope.

Find out more here.

Bring a picnic and the whole family for A Weekend Without Walls… in a park near you.

Presented in partnership with Without Walls aboutNOWish Le Cheval Solitaire commissioned by Without Walls and Just So Festival. Co-commissioned by Bristol City Creative Seed Fund. Supported by Cirque Bijou. Far From The Norm H.O.H. commissioned by Without Walls, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. Co-produced by East London Dance. Francesca Baglione/Miss High Leg Kick–Miss High Leg Kick’s Audition Project supported by Without Walls and Arts Council England. Highly Sprung Urban Astronaut commissioned by Without Walls and Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts. Supported by Gi20. Les Enfants Terribles The Fantastical Flying Exploratory Laboratory commissioned by Without Walls, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Just So Festival.

Year
2016
When
Sat 14 May, 12 – 5pm
Easthill Park, Portslade
British Sign Language interpreter present
Tickets
Free