China Plate curate a programme of work over 3 days showcasing a range of entertaining, surprising and stimulating performance made for the curious and characterised by a spirit of adventure.
New Directions enables NRTF touring schemes, venues and voluntary promoters to sample shows, see work, share experiences with other promoters and broaden their knowledge of work available for the rural touring network. The event brings together those involved in managing rural touring networks that, together, organize some 3,143 shows delivered to 222,039 audience members each year.
5th - 7th July 2016
This year's New Directions Showcase will present extracts of bold and exciting work from a diverse range of artists that reflect the breadth and diversity of work presented by the rural touring network.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS YEAR'S PROGRAMME INCLUDE
Third Angel | 600 People
Lost Dog | Paradise Lost
This Theatre Company | Police Cops
Ridiculusmus | Give Me Your Love
Motor | Ross & Rachel
Worklight Theatre | Labels
Lucy Skilbeck with Milk Presents | JOAN
Cheap Date Dance Company | Little Women, Big Balls
Pentabus | Crow
Sarah Blanc | Windibops
Joseph Toonga | It's Between Us
Kid Carpet | Castle Builder
Sh!t Theatre | Womens Hour
Tom Dale | The Living Room
Ben Wright | The Keepers
Spitz & Co | Gloriator
Balbir Singh | Champion of the Flatlands and Decreasing Infinity
Luke Wright | What I Learnt from Johnny Bevan
Pipeline Theatre | Swivelhead
O Region | Storm
The aims of the event in 2014 were:
-to introduce delegates to exciting high quality work, known and unknown artists and artists whose work is moving in an exciting new direction.
-to introduce a range of artists and companies to the rural touring network.
-to include a special morning featuring dance for rural touring
As well as showcasing work in a variety of spaces within York Theatre Royal, Alex Wright programmed a #MiniFest in The Fauconberg Arms in Coxwold, North Yorkshire. Part of the “Little Festival of Everything” initiative, this provided a night full of the best and most surprising work you could find in a cosy country pub.
Highlights of New Directions 2014 included extracts and pitches from...
THE RED CHAIR - CLOD ENSEMBLE
SOME PEOPLE HAVE TOO MANY LEGS - JACKIE HAGAN
THE SID LESTER VILLAGE HALL SPECIAL - SUE MACLAINE
SHOPPING AND FRACKING – PENTABUS
THE HS2 PROJECT - GAMESHOW AND CAMDEN PEOPLE'S THEATRE
HURTLING - GREG WOHEAD
THE LOVE PROJECT - EVERY DAY
MY DEAREST GIRLS... - FRANCESCA MILLICAN-SLATER
RIOT - WARDROBE ENSEMBLE
In 2014, a special morning of dance was also featured…
SPILTMILK SAY DANCE - SPILT MILK
LABYRINTH - SONIA SABRI
PANTA REI DANCE THEATRE FROM NORWAY
PHOENIX DANCE COMPANY