Without Walls announces eighteen new outdoor shows touring the UK in 2019
Including eleven new movement-based performances
Dance | Physical Theatre | Circus |
• The largest, most diverse programme of new work to date from the UK’s leading network of outdoor arts festivals.
• Highlights of new movement-based shows include work by Motionhouse, Mimbre and Upswing; a new inclusive dance performance from Stopgap Dance Company, and the first ever outdoor pieces from Justice in Motion, Talawa Theatre Company and Initiative.dfk.
• The shows will play for free at nine of Britain’s leading outdoor arts festivals.
Without Walls is a network of festivals that brings fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across the UK for free. For 2019, Without Walls will support new work by eighteen companies, commissioned by its partners and touring to nine leading outdoor arts festivals across the country.
New movement-based outdoor performances in this year’s programme include Wild by Motionhouse; The Tide by Talawa Theatre Company; ON EDGE by Justice in Motion and the Inspire Parkour Community; Lifted by Mimbre; Frock by Stopgap Dance Company; PULSE! by Joss Arnott Dance and Scalped by Initiative.dkf, amongst others.
The new touring programme celebrates artistic innovation and diversity and many shows address the issues of our time: modern slavery, female empowerment, and immigration, in a world where belonging and community is ever-more crucial. This raises visibility of socially relevant issues in an entertaining way, in public spaces for free. Outdoor arts is widely recognised for its value in place-making and bringing communities together, who may not otherwise meet.
Josephine Burns, Chair, Without Walls says ‘Without Walls explodes the boundaries of the imagination. Celebrating its 13th season year in 2019, the programme is the biggest ever, taking glorious and socially relevant outdoor shows to festivals across the country. We’re thrilled by this programme, made by artists who are unafraid to address some of the most painful and difficult issues that face our society now. And still have a great deal of awesome fun! We know you – our audience – will too.’