WHAT IS THE MIGRANT ARTS COMMUNITY? A CLUSTER NETWORK UNDER SPECIFIC LABELS? THE ACT OF SOLIDARITY OVER TRAUMA? OR CAN WE TAKE A DIFFERENT APPROACH?
Join Bristol-based performance artist Howl Yuan on this social gathering, featuring friendship, celebration and joy-making practices.
Date: Saturday 4th November 2023 Time: 2-7 PM Venue: Mill Room, St. Anne’s House, St Anne’s Rd, Brislington, Bristol, BS4 4AB
In Cooperation Disco, the group will engage with map making, games and celebratory dances to build connections and solidarity across people and places in the UK. It’s a seemingly mighty task that we’ll face together with creativity and playfulness! Here everyone has a place.
Arty-Farty Karaoke is a multilingual karaoke practice. It embraces the act of ‘singing along’ and ‘singing with’ as the collective cheerful connection-making method.
Howl invites migrant artists, performance makers, cultural producers and their allies to come and share your need, support, voice and joy.
Book your FREE place by emailing Platforma producer Tasnim Siddiqa Amin at [email protected] with your name, your link with Bristol and South West and whether you identify as a migrant performance practitioner (including artists, producers, advocators, thinkers).
This event is co-facilitated with Ania Varez.
Light refreshments will be provided.
2PM – Welcome
2.30PM – 4.30PM Cooperation Disco
4.30 – 5PM Break
5 – 7PM Arty-Farty Karaoke
Ania Varez (they/them) is a Venezuelan dance artist and community worker based in Bristol. They graduated with honours from the London Contemporary Dance School. Ania makes experimental and collaborative performances, working with other dancers, artists of other disciplines and with people who don’t identify as artists yet. They have worked with Lisa May Thomas, Laila Diallo, Terrestrial, Fair Play Productions and Shotput Theatre. Their own work has toured internationally (Taiwan and South Korea) as well as in the UK, including SPILL Festival. They are a member of Interval, an artist support network in Bristol.
Howl Yuan, or Yuan Cheng-Po, is a Taiwanese performance maker/writer/curator/researcher. His interests cross cultural identity, mobility, site/place/space and decolonised narratives. His works span different formats but are primarily performance-based, and are presented in theatres, galleries, festivals, beaches or gardens.