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CITY ENCOUNTERS 2022

Supported By Without Walls, Wiltshire Creative Presents
2 - 3 June 2022
CITY ENCOUNTERS

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Thursday 2 June - Friday 3 June 2022

CITY ENCOUNTERS

A special Jubilee Bank Holiday treat for all the family.

The city will be alive with original street theatre, dance and spectacle that will delight all ages.

This free event has been a Festival staple for many years and this year it is set to fill the city streets with life, colour and culture once more.

 

HERE IS WHAT TO EXPECT...

 

BIG GAY DISCO BIKE | Old George Mall

Fatt Projects

11.00 - 11:35 & 13.15 - 13.50

Big Gay Disco Bike is exactly what it sounds like, a feel-good pop-up big gay disco performed on a bike.

Join cabaret superstar, vocal powerhouse, and overwhelmingly modest (and not at all delusional) dragicon in the making, Fatt Butcher on a golden disco bike as they bring the D-I-S-C-O to the streets.

Big Gay Disco Bike is suitable for all ages, the show involves some audience participation and music throughout.

Big Gay Disco Bike has been supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Salisbury International Arts Festival, Just So Festival and Hat Fair.

 

TIMELESS | Market Square

Joli Vyann

12.00 - 12.35 & 14.00 - 14.35

Timeless is about the passing of time and the fear that we as humanity are literally running out of it. Using their unique and dynamic style of dance, circus and theatre on an incredible 7m high rotating hourglass, Joli Vyann tell the story of climate change, its consequences and the larger question of how humanity will cope when this precarious balance with nature tips into chaos. 

Four Performers dance, leap, gracefully balance and throw themselves with acrobatic prowess around, on and inside the rotating hourglass. This is a dare devil yet poignantly sensitive representation of the ambiguous nature of time and the threat of irreversibility in relation to climate change. 

Timeless has been supported by Without Walls, commissioned by Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Salisbury International Arts Festival, Timber Festival, Stockton International Riverside Festival. 

Co-commissioned by: Bournemouth Arts by the Sea, Imagine Watford, Merchant City Festival, Glasgow, The Point, Eastleigh. Additional support by: Pavilion Dance South West, The Point, Eastleigh, Seachange Arts,101 Outdoor Arts. R&D investment through Without Walls Blueprint. 

 

LOOK MUM, NO HANDS! | Guildhall Sqaure

Daryl Beeton Productions & Mimbre 

15:15 - 15:45 on both days

Look Mum, No Hands! is a tender story about friendship and growing up.

It explores a visually beautiful, and physically surprising, coming-of-age story about two friends testing their own boundaries. Together they explore freedom, taking risks and independence and how they change depending on who you are. The show uses a combination of theatre, movement and acrobatics as a powerful narrative tool.  

Look Mum, No Hands! is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by FESTIVAL.ORG and Hat Fair. With additional support from The Sparks Arts for Children and Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund 2021.

 

NO MAN'S LAND | The Maltings

Collectif and then... 

15.15 - 16.00

No Man's Land is an outdoor aerial site-specific performance, directed and performed by a monster.

Through engaging physically with the site, Collectif and then look at how spaces shift and change creating dreamlike and disorienting worlds with their bodies, ropes and intelligently designed rigging. Exploring contours, boundaries and borders and most importantly the spaces in between. 

Keep your eyes peeled for pop-up performances by Festival Associate Artist Harriet Mackenzie on Friday 3rd June.

No Man’s Land has been supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Salisbury International Arts Festival and Certain Blacks. 

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