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    DEPART heads to UK City of Culture

    23 September, 2016

    DEPART by Circa photo Tristram Kenton 4

    In 2017 the eyes of the world will be on Hull as it becomes UK City of Culture. Hull 2017 will deliver 365-days of transformative arts and culture through an awe-inspiring programme of events across the city, working in collaboration with the most exciting and adventurous artists making work today. We're delighted that the #LIFT2016 show, DEPART will be part of this exciting programme. Discover more online at hull2017.co.uk or follow the story on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Flickr. Depart, 18 – 21 May 2017 A spell-binding performance from internationally acclaimed circus artists, Circa, in a unique and atmospheric location. Led by Yaron Lifschitz with a creative team including the electronic musician Lapalux, this ethereal collaboration brings together acrobats, aerialists, choral singers and video artists for a heart-stopping performance. Described as a meditation, Depart is a playground for the soulful, an art gallery without walls, a circus in search of transcendence ...

    Urban Heat London City Lab

    12 September, 2016

    Urban Heat, EU funded network with image of LIFT 2016 show, Depart

    From 16 - 20 September, LIFT will be welcoming artists from the Urban Heat programme to the London City Lab. The artists are representatives from the network of 13 theatre festivals from 12 countries and will be exploring how much technology is shifting some artistic practice, creating new, networked communities and transforming the way artists can connect to audiences. Over four days, the artists will take part in various activities that will provide an overview of how digital technologies can enable greater cultural participation - they'll kick off at Nesta's FutureFest for a weekend of talks, events and immersive experiences, on Monday they'll have a tour of London led by Rosie Freeman's The Black Box and on Tuesday they'll be working  with Jorge Lopes Ramos (ZU-UK), taking part in a Hack Day where they'll work in small groups with technologists to explore how to develop projects utilising existing technologies.   Follow Andy Field's Notes ...

    The LIFT Placement Programme

    19 August, 2016



    LIFT are a small, upbeat and creative bunch. Our friendly team will guide you through the day to day of festival making and offer you hands-on responsibilities to expand and enhance your skill set to support your career development. Reviews Read about Lara's Placement Experience Read about Melanie's Placement Experience Read about Jana's Placement Experience Browse all our Placement blogs The programme is currently aimed at students on University courses who wish to complete their education and gain practical experience in their professional career. Each placement provides additional rather than essential support to the LIFT department in which he/she is based. As well as practical experience, the programme provides participants with guidance and structured feedback and opens doors to many professional networks. “I can't recommend this placement enough, especially if you want some real hands-on experience.”Selma Wilcocks, Marketing Officer at Artsadmin and LIFT Digital Board Member The LIFT Placement Programme ...

    Lara's Placement experience

    16 August, 2016

    My first day at LIFT began with a 7am start in a flat in Marylebone, in which a small crew armed with camera and microphone were frantically rearranging furniture, adjusting lighting and testing awkward under-glass-table angles to film the first shot of the #LIFT2016 launch video. From there we rushed to the Barbican, to Leather Lane, to Peckham to Canary Wharf to film the many faces of London for the film that would premier at the LIFT launch party. The party, brimming with yellow balloons rounded off my first week as a LIFT Content Placement. My last day of LIFT festival also began with a small film crew, this time armed with a much larger camera and microphone, filming a mini documentary on LIFT for the German television channel. The day ended on the roof of a car park in Stratford, watching site-specific dance installations that were both fierce and ...

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    12 August, 2016

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    We commissioned film makers Will&Joe to create a series of animated films inspired by the production of DEPART. These four hand-drawn films refer to the ancient legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, a story that weaves throughout the performance. Music by Will Sullivan.

    Siren Sea - All Is Lost For She (Audio Walk)

    12 August, 2016

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    If you came to see DEPART back in June, you'll already be aware of the stunning location - why not return to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in the day time and explore its leafy pathways and wonderful sights while listening to an original story created specifically for the park? We commissioned Romany Reagan (Abney Rambles) to create an audio tour of the cemetery, this fictional tale will bring your walk around the park to life. DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO WALK

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