5D Press Release: Without Walls announces new projects for 2021!

In the time of Covid, Outdoor Arts provide important opportunities to reinvigorate our cultural lives whilst supporting the creative economy. To lead the way, Without Walls has announced 21 new projects to receive support in 2021. This ambitious and exciting programme brings together up-and-coming companies, established street artists and those making their first foray into creating work for the public space.

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This new outdoor art programme from Without Walls will bring audiences together in a safe way to share moments of global empathy and joy. From the epic and spectacular, to the intimate and emotional, the Without Walls 2021 commissions offer a timely moment to explore social justice, family relationships, environmentalism, identity, and much more.

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The programme includes the fourth large-scale outdoor alternative dance performance from Requardt & Rosenberg, Black Victorians from Jeanefer Jean-Charles which uses dance to tell the story of those whose stories were previously airbrushed from history, Hip Hop collective Far From The Norm who aim to empower marginalised young people under the artistic direction of award- winning choreographer Botis Seva and Kaleider’s massive mural of faces drawn by robots!

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Other programme highlights include Up My Street, an immersive promenade performance where AR and VR trails brings neglected high streets to life through mobile devices; The Hidden Music of Plants, which uses sound to create immersive audio experiences in outdoor environments, forming compositions harvested from plant biodata, AR and binaural sound; and Future Cargo, an alternative dance show where audiences experience a sci-fi world carried on a shipping container fitted with a travelator while listening in through binaural headphones.

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With the outdoor sector most likely to be leading the way in cultural recovery, this programme shows the power and resilience of Outdoor Arts to invigorate communities back together in towns, cities and rural areas. The works in the 2021 programme will appear at festivals including Brighton Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, City Encounters by Wiltshire Creative, Timber Festival, Just So Festival, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), Ensemble Festival, Hat Fair and more.

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ABOUT WITHOUT WALLS

Without Walls is a consortium of over 30 festivals and arts organisations that brings fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across the UK. Since its formation in 2007, Without Walls has developed and toured over 200 new shows by UK companies and supported the Research and Development of 67 projects. Without Walls commissions have toured widely both in the UK and internationally across 22 countries.

To find out more about Without Walls and more about the incredible programme planned for 2021 go to their website RIGHT HERE

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