Eight UK premieres form part of this year’s Fierce Festival which includes a signature mix of ground-breaking live art, music, dance, installation and parties.
Audiences are invited to ‘Sleep with a Curator’ at Eastside Projects; bring a sleeping bag and spend a night in the Digbeth gallery before enjoying a communal breakfast. Curator Gavin Wade will join in the sleepover, reading a selection of bedtime stories and cooking bacon pancakes in the morning.
In Happiness Forgets, performer Season Butler will re-enact the opening sequence of all seven series of 1990s TV classic The Cosby Show, which feature the Huxtable family doing a series of dance moves.
The DJ Who Gave Away Too Much Information sees the Canadian company PME-ART sharing personal stories connected to their vinyl collection during a ‘listening party’ at COW Vintage clothing store in Digbeth.
2015 marks the last year for the festival Directors Laura McDermott and Harun Morrison who are moving on to new things. “This year’s Fierce Festival will have a celebratory feel to it.” Commented Laura. “We are making our Festival Hub at BOM, a really exciting new space for art, science and technology near New Street Station. Across the city there will be dance on a car park roof, parties in warehouses and a chance to sing karaoke to a video made by a Turner Prize winning artist.”
Fierce returns to Birmingham from 7-11 October 2015 with a mix of live art, music, dance, installation and the infamous Fierce parties alongside eight UK premieres.
Simone Aughterlony will present Supernatural, a dance piece exploring gender roles that has been well received at festivals in Europe and the USA, and is hotly anticipated in the UK.
In Happiness Forgets, performer Season Butler will re-enact the opening sequence of all seven series of 1990s TV classic The Cosby Show, which feature the Huxtable family doing a series of dance moves. Continue reading →
Fierce Festival is back bringing a range of exciting live art projects for the young and young at heart. With 40% of the population under 25-years-old Birmingham is Britain’s youngest city, and in acknowledgement of this fun fact over ten days a mixture of local, national and international artists will be channeling a fresh vibe for all ages. Continue reading →
A Fierce Festival and Capsule combined effort, all three performances explored the mind frames and effects of sound and vision, pushing their audience to experience soothing, harsh and vision-inducing sonics. Continue reading →
Fierce Festival presents
Interrobang 2: Relationships (Black Country)
Friday 24 – Sunday 26 September 2010 www.wearefierce.org
Fierce Festival presents a live art and performance weekender in The Black Country.
Highlights include the Live Art Speed Date in the splendid environs of Wednesbury Town Hall on Saturday night. This event, devised by Stoke Newington International Airport brings a series of intimate performative encounters together for audiences to experience – in private booths, at tables and in nooks and crannies of the Town Hall. Featuring, amongst others Mitra Memarzia, Companis, Sheila Ghelani, Leo Kaye, Mamoru Iriguchi, Hannah Nicklin, Neil Bennun, Deborah Pearson and more…
The Interrobang also features works in progress on Friday night from Plan B performance and Sheila Ghelani (of pieces being developed for Fierce Festival) at The Old Post Office in Wednesbury, The Slightest Movement (a week-long workshop process led by Quarantine) coming to a conclusion on Saturday evening and An Artists Guide to the Black Country and a talk from Alex Kelly of Third Angel on Sunday at the Town Hall. Continue reading →