Wed 14 - Sun 18 Oct 2020
Dates: Wed 14 - Sun 18 Oct 2020
With moving bodies at its heart, the festival offers up a fistful of bold new work, buzzing with urgency, experimentation and defiance. Audiences are invited to delve into live and pre-recorded performances, films, video essays, discussions, audio works and choreographic provocations to experience online or in the flesh, live or when it suits you.
Originally programmed for summer 2020, this new edition of Splayed Festival offers digital content as well as the two first live performances at The Place since lockdown. All the originally commissioned artists have adapted or created new work and found new working methods in what proves to be a festival of firsts.
A note from Amy Bell
"If queerness is about disrupting norms, then 2020 is already a pretty queer year. Now more than ever, what we thought we knew about bodies, gender, power, desire, violence, connection and performance is vibrating, being upended and reimagined. We hope Splayed creates space to upend expectations and celebrate the richness of throwing convention into question, setting new possibilities rubbing up against each other."
Have a flick through our interactive digital flyer:
A new spoken word audio work from Claire Cunningham.
An evening of digital choreographic explorations followed by a live discussion.
A screening of short films that celebrate LGBTIQA+ stories + Q&A with the film directors.