New Territories - International Festival of Live Art

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Country and Region United KingdomScotland
Type of Festival Dance, Drama
Location of Festival Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland UK
Festival Contact Information

New Territories
New Moves International Ltd.
P. O. Box 25262
G1 1YW Scotland UK
Phone: (44) 141-357-5538

Festival Description

The Festival includes an international programme of première performances at Tramway, CCA and The Arches, the international Winter School for artists to spend an intense period of research and development time under the guidance of carefully chosen mentors, and the National Review of Live Art, which celebrates its 30th anniversary. Since the 1970s the NRLA has offered a unique festival focus for the live art community, combining work by established practitioners — from the Kipper Kids and Derek Jarman to Ron Athey and Franko B — while introducing many new artists to a national and international audience for the fi rst time including DV8 and Forced Entertainment.

The Festival’s longevity and success led to Artistic Director Nikki Milican’s award of an OBE in the 2009 New Year’s Honours List for ‘services to performance art.’ The 2010 NRLA programme features more than 100 artists who have played a part in the festival’s thirty-year history including: Alastair MacLennan, Forced Entertainment, Ian Smith, Iona Kewney, Julia Bardsley & Andrew Poppy, Kira O’Reilly, Guillermo Gómez Peña, La Ribot, Lee Wen, Lei Cox, Michael Mayhew, Neil Bartlett, Ron AtheyandStelarc.

‘The importance and wide-reaching effects of these fi ve days are too great to be measured… a wonderful showcase of work and workshops, talks and networking opportunities.’
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

In addition to the NRLA, the new territories main stage programme presents UK premieres of work by Australian artist Fleur Elise Noble, Slovenia’s new hit company Via Negativa and Hiroaki Umeda from Japan. A Vocal Sonics programme features Simon Thorne Music (UK) and Melanie Pappenheim with Rebecca Askew(UK).

Festival Dates February 27 - March 24, 2012
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Festival Events:

Main Stage Participants 2011:
  • Didier Théron
  • David Zambrano
  • Louise Lecavalier
  • Chris Haring’s Liquid Loft
  • O Vertigo
  • Spalding Gray: Stories left to tell
  • Sol Pico
  • Into The New and the Athena Program


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Tickets 2011:
  • On sale at
    • The Arches, +44 0141 565 1000
    • Ramshorn, +44 0141 552 3489
    • CCA, +44 0141 352 4900
    • Dance Base, +44 0131 225 5525
    • Tramway, (on sale mid-January, 2011)


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