When: 20 July between 7pm and 8pm
Where: Studio 1, The Lowry
BOOKING: Please book over the phone or in person at the Lowry box office 0843 208 6000. All attendees to the talk are invited to join
Quays Culture present Bruno Schnebelin and Bill Mitchell in discussion in Studio 1 of the Lowry between 7pm and 8pm. Bruno and Bill will be discussing their environmental arts practice and the use of outdoor settings; how artists’ and theatre makers’ work can contribute to a sense of place, where work in the environment is headed in the future and how artists engage with the ethics of working in the landscape.
Bruno Schnebelin is the founder and director of Ilotopie, a French outdoor theatre company, who will be performing their thrilling piece Water Fools on the waters of the Manchester ship canal on the same evening, FREE to audiences. Water Fools will take place, between 9:30pm and 10:30pm. This gives you the opportunity to sample some of the great hospitality offered by the many restaurants on the Quays after the talk and before the performance begins. Alternatively, all attendees to the talk are invited to join us for the VIP launch of Water Fools on the Promenade in the Lowry between 8:30pm and 10pm.
Bill Mitchell has worked as a theatre maker since 1975 having worked with Birmingham Rep, Soho Poly, the Donmar, the Young Vic, Lyric Hammersmith and National Theatre. Bill was artistic director of Kneehigh theatre from 1995 to 2005. In 2005 Bill created his own company, Wildworks, to experiment with and develop his passion for landscape theatre and site specific work. International productions include The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Souterrain, an international version of the Orpheus myth, the acclaimed Enchanted Palace at the request of Kensington Palace and The Passion of Port Talbot with Michael Sheen and National Theatre Wales which won him the TMA Director of the Year award.
In 2006 Bill was made Honorary Fellow by Falmouth University.
Bill’s work has been seen in Europe, USA, China, Syria, Australia and New Zealand
Bruno Schnebelin has worked as a theatre maker since 1968, beginning his career working in technical direction in the performing arts followed by lighting design for contemporary dance and set design for music theatre and free jazz. In 1979 Bruno set up Ilotopie alongside Francoise Leger. Bruno’s work has been seen in Europe, USA and Asia and Australia. The company’s most recent production, AnApOs, was commissioned by Marseille European Capital of Culture 2013.
The talk will be translated with the assistance of Alliance Francaise.
With sincere thanks to our funders and supporters; AGMA (Associated Greater Manchester Authorities), Visit Salford, MediaCityUK and The Lowry