Cambridge Junction’s popular WATCH OUT festival returns this weekend with a day of experimental, unusual and risqué performances.
WATCH OUT is Cambridge Junction’s celebration of the fresh and the experimental, as part of the arts centre’s ongoing commitment to the development of contemporary performance from regional, national and international artists.
The festival programme will feature a showcase of performances, all rooted in the desire to take risks with new ideas.
Finnish/Egyptian artist Samira Elagoz brings her hit show Cock Cock… Who’s There? to the festival, following a successful Edinburgh run last year where it scooped a Total Theatre Award. Based on her personal experience of rape, Elagoz takes the audience on her journey of regaining power and attempts to relate to men.
Award-winning French choreographer Lola Maury returns to Cambridge, following her recent performance at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, with BROUHAHA, a new piece that mixes voice, multi-channel composition and movement.
Returning to this year’s festival are theatre company Made In China, with work in progress Smithereens, as well as collaborator and WATCH OUT stalwart Ira Brand with new show Ways To Submit.
Belgian dance artist Hannah De Meyer will present Levitations, a piece where hope and despair, being and not being, sexuality, love and death rub shoulders.
Following her hugely popular Triple Threat Lucy McCormick is back with an extract of her latest show Life: Live! A subversive, immersive narrative concept album about a woman who gets overwhelmed in a supermarket.
This year’s festival is hosted by London-based performance artist Vijay Patel, who is noted for his boundary crossing cabaret performances.
Meatless, Guerilla Kitchen’s sister van will be serving food outside the venue, with cocktails and craft ale available inside. There will also be an after party in the form of Luca Rutherford’s Political Party Disco.
When: 25th May 2019, from 12pm
Where: Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX
£: Festival passes cost £25 or £10 for concessions
More info: www.junction.co.uk/watch-out