New Territories 2008: Scotland’s International Festival of Live Arts / 6 February - 8 March 2008 / Tramway, Glasgow

Scotland's International Festival of Live Arts

New Territories 2008, Scotland's International Festival of Live Arts will take place from Wednesday 6 February until Saturday 8 March, 2008 at Tramway, Glasgow, it was announced in November, 2007.

A must for anyone with a desire to discover one of the most outstanding displays of contemporary live art in the world, new territories showcases fresh and experimental performance, video, art installation and music by over 100 invited artists from Scotland, the UK, Europe and across the world.

During the course of four weeks, the Festival offers dedicated art practitioners and occasional audience members alike extraordinary experiences and opportunities to discover and participate in performances, discussions, screenings, talks and workshops, all under the one roof of Glasgow's internationally acclaimed visual and performance arts space, Tramway, Glasgow.

Firmly established within the international cultural calendar, new territories features four key components offering audiences a compelling range of work presented by new and established artists of international repute:

• International Premiere Programme showcasing leading international performance artists

• National Review of Live Art (NRLA) consisting of performance, sharing and discussion through Artists in Residence programmes; Films and Talks

• Elevator, supported by Arts Council England, offering a platform for young artists

• Winter School – the Festival's highly regarded professional development programme for artists seeking a period of professional development and research. Taught by respected artists in their individual fields of practice, this year, courses will be led by La Pocha Nostra (Mexico), Marilyn Arsem (USA), Goat Island (USA) and Station House Opera.
Due to limited capacity, early registration is advised.

More detailed information and application forms available:
To download the New Territories 2008 Brochure, click here:

The annual four week festival is produced by Scotland's leading live art producer and promoter New Moves International (NMI), which presents radical live and mediated performance work within the context of international festivals. With its multifaceted approach – involving new commissions, professional development programmes, platforms for new and emerging artists and the showcasing of leading international performance artists, NMI provides a framework for developing and sustaining live art practice in Scotland.

Scotland's growing provision of academic courses dedicated to live art practice; the country's increasing appeal to students to study and artists to reside here due to an awareness that live art is recognised as a legitimate creative practice by the wider Scottish cultural industries as well as increasing development opportunities for live art practice make Scotland and Glasgow in particular, the place to be for what's new, brave and bold in hybrid art forms.

New Moves International is funded by the Scottish Arts Council and Glasgow City Council. Additional financial support has been received from: Arts Council England; Goethe Institute, Glasgow; Délégation génerale du Québec; Japan Foundation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; The Royal Dutch Embassy of London; Pro Helvetia; The Mexican Embassy and Austrian Embassy, London.

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Wendy Grannon, Press Manager, new territories 2008
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