Spend an afternoon discovering exhilarating FREE and new pop-up performances from some of the UK’s most innovative outdoor companies. From an interactive augmented reality trail to inspiring dance there will be something to appeal to all.
Christopher Green FeelPlay
FeelPlay is an immersive experience for adults only, but it’s not rude! It’s simply an invitation to connect with your child-like behaviours in a playground especially made for grown-ups. Brought to you by award-winning theatre maker Christopher Green, this satire on the wellness industry questions a specific kind of mental-health provision whilst delivering a genuinely feel-good and empowering experience. We Play, Do you Play?
The Cultural Assembly Up My Street
Step into augmented reality in this street art and performance trail. In Up My Street, use adapted phones (pick up from The Open Market) to interact with graffiti by artist Scott Irvine and Brave Arts. Create your own virtual art using your phone like a spray can. Lose yourself to the beats of a silent disco.
Gravity and Levity Why?
Two people face a wall. Waiting. Accepting. Surrendering. Aerial dance company Gravity & Levity have excitingly re-imagined their 2004 debut show, which returns to Brighton Festival for the first time since 2005. Why? is a vertical dance duet, exploring grief and how we move forwards, performed on a free-standing wall. (Pictured)
Damae Dance IRMÃ
What does it take to become close to someone? And, ultimately, what does it mean? Manchester- based Damae Dance company’s IRMÃ is a mesmerising outdoor piece which uses dance to exhilaratingly explore the challenges of female relationships and their representation on stage. Two women journey through conflict, tenderness, anger, support and understanding.