NEU/NOW LIVE Festival 2011
Press release 05.09.2011
NEU/NOW presents art projects from Lithuania
The NEU/NOW LIVE Festival 2011 showcases exciting new work in visual arts, design, film, theatre & dance and music produced by emerging international artists. 35 projects from 17 countries have been specially selected to feature in the live festival, that will take place this November in Tallinn, Estonia, in the frame of European Capital of Culture 2011.
Anthony Dean, Co-Artistic Director of the Festival, said “We aim to produce a vibrant arts festival that forms a unified whole rather than simply being a collection of individual works. We are pleased that we have been able to select a number of works in each category that not only cross discipline boundaries but actively challenge them”.
Anthony Dean and Co-Artistic Director, Paula Crabtree, have highlighted two selected projects from Lithuania – a music piece The Bridge of Music: from Lithuania to Estonia by Trio Claviola and an ensemble theatre performance No Concert by No Theatre.
The Bridge of Music: from Lithuania to Estonia is a live chamber music concert consisting of a programme of works which seek to build a musical bridge between people, places and cultures.
“We selected this chamber music concert because it is performed by young musicians who are not only accomplished soloists but also form an extraordinary chamber ensemble”, said Paula Crabtree.
No Concert is a theatrical performance by a group of young artists, creators and members of an ensemble company called No Theatre, who are trying to discover their own unique 'voice' in theatrical space.
"The company use music, oriental motifs, poetical words, dance and surreal scenes to create a collage of thoughts and acts which have the power to hypnotise, inviting the audience to enter a strange and magnified world that, at a deep level, connects everyone together”, said Anthony Dean.
The NEU/NOW LIVE Festival 2011 will take place from the 17th to the 20th of November in Tallinn, Estonia in the frame of European Capital of Culture 2011. The online festival, which showcases an even wider selection of works, will be launched at the beginning of October on the website www.neunow.com.
The NEU/NOW Festival was open to graduating art students and recent graduates of Higher Arts Institutions and Universities which are members of ELIA (European League of Institutes of the Arts), ELIA associate members and non-European members of Elia. ELIA is an independent membership organization, founded in 1990, which represents approximately 350 institutions across 45 countries.