Year

2018

Summary

PUSH+ project will stimulate European dialogue and initiate new artistic ideas and performances around three topics in performance for young audiences - Home, Failure and Different Bodies. Each topic will have a year-long focus with a Lab, Residency and Festival Visit/Presentation. PUSH+ will also explore three artistic formats - Participatory, Site-specific and Inter-generational across all three topics.

Lead Partner

Imaginate, Scotland

Co-Partner(s)
  • The Ark, Ireland;
  • AabenDans, Denmark
  • Krokusfestival, Belgium
  • Scenekunstbruket, Norway
  • Associate partner, Bangkok International Children's Festival, Thailand. 
Funding Strand

Cooperation Projects

Community Grant

€199,353

Description

PUSH+ will stimulate European dialogue and initiate new artistic ideas and performances around three important topics in performance for young audiences:

  1. Home: An artistic exploration of home, identity, our sense of safety and what happens when we use homes or streets as spaces where artists and the public meet.
  2. Failure: Exploration of the notion of failure, its artistic possibilities and possibilities.  
  3. Different Bodies: Challenging normative positions regarding who is able and who is not, who is artistically interesting, beautiful and worth listening to in art and society.

Each topic will have a year-long focus with activities that will include:

  • Artist Labs
  • Residencies 
  • Festival Visits
  • Presentations 
  • Final PUSH+ Symposium in 2021 hosted by The Ark, Dublin.

PUSH+ will also explore three artistic formats: Participatory, Site-specific and Intergenerational.  

COVID 19 UPDATES

  • The Big Bang Festival at The Ark, Dublin scheduled for April has been cancelled. 
  • PUSH+ Different Bodies Lab due to take place in Norway in September 2020 may go ahead but is dependent on how the Covid 19 crisis progresses. 
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