Shoot Festival announces triple bill for the Belgrade Theatre performance
On Friday 17 March, Shoot Festival will take over Belgrade Theatre’s B2 auditorium to present a triple bill of performances created by local artists based in Coventry and Warwickshire. For its third year running, Shoot Festival have curated an eclectic programme to celebrate the diversity amongst emerging local talent and tell unique and untold stories through a range of different art forms.
The triple bill includes two short pieces by physical theatre company Kinfolk Collective. The first piece entitled Beat, is inspired by the concept of each person living through their own musical track. The movement in the piece explores how headphones can highlight the dancer’s own unique physicality.
Kinfolk will also perform Wolf, a contemporary retelling of the Red Riding Hood folk tale that delves into the anxieties of the wild and the unknown. The story weaves together ensemble folk dance, traditions, and song, to bring the audience a physical and engaging vision of the forest.
This will be followed by Letters from the Front, a story of true love set during the First World War and sensitively brought to life by Gloria and Francis Lowe through a fusion of traditional storytelling and digital media. The pair form Glow, a visual and performing arts organisation that works in partnership with cultural and educational organisations, charities and businesses to deliver community projects, workshops and performances to people of all backgrounds and abilities.
Gloria has toured in productions for different audiences and age groups throughout the UK as well as working in education, developing and delivering arts workshops and projects internationally. Francis is the Course Director for the BA Illustration and Animation at Coventry University and has a background of working in animation for Children’s TV, including CITV’s Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids.
Completing the triple bill is Sleepless Dreams, performed by West Midlands writer and theatre maker Susie Sillett. In this fun, funny, frenetic piece of storytelling, Susie Sillett seeks to explore the nature of dreams, where we go when we sleep, and how we tell subconscious stories; using song, dance, and lots of ribbons.
The piece follows Lucinda, who lives an average life in an average kingdom with an average king, but when one day the king decides that average isn’t good enough, the world around her is turned upside down. Even after his military has conquered every piece of land in sight, it’s not enough to satisfy the greedy monarch, who is determined to conquer every piece of land OUT of sight. Can Lucinda find a way to stop him before the border between waking and sleeping is destroyed forever?
Festival Producer and Co-Founder, Jennifer Davis said, “As our first year on the Belgrade Springboard programme, we are delighted to be bringing the Triple Bill to B2. The work we have programmed is exciting, passionate and diverse and I’m looking forward to sharing this with our audiences. We are committed to developing local artists and with the City of Culture Bid just around the corner the need to support early career companies is becoming increasingly urgent.”
As part of their exciting line-up for 2017, Shoot Festival will also present The Performance Programme at The Shop Front Theatre as well as The Sound Stage in Shelton Square, offering even more opportunities to experience Coventry’s most talented artists on Sat 18 Mar.
Shoot Festival – The Triple Bill will be performed on the B2 Stage at the Belgrade Theatre on Fri 17 March. Tickets are available now priced at £10 by calling the Belgrade Theatre Box Office team on 024 7655 3055 or book online at www.belgrade.co.uk.