Cirqadia are inviting submissions for a new Scratch Night.
Cirqadia is a new Arts Council funded festival in Liverpool focusing on circus arts and performance and they are inviting submissions from emerging and established circus practitioners for a scratch performance night on Friday 8th of November 2019.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Cirqadia aims to celebrate this by programming a weekend of Queer circus performance and workshops highlighting the position of the LGBTQ+ community in contemporary circus.
Submissions for the scratch night should be between 5 and 15 minutes in length and can be stand alone pieces or excerpts from a longer performance.
They’re looking for performers and performances using circus in an innovative way to explore and engage with notions of gender, sexuality and otherness with an emphasis on Queer identities.
These can be solo, duo or group performances and must feature elements of aerial, acrobatics, equilibrics, manipulation or other circus related skills.
Please note that although this will be in a performance space with plenty of height, overhead access is limited so they would ask that you keep any rigging requirements for aerial performances as simple as possible.
All applications will be considered but being limited for time and space they can only select a limited number of performers. Preference will be given to those that best satisfy the brief for using their circus skills in a Queer performance context.
They have limited funding for this event but there will be a small bursary of £100 to cover the costs of each performance. All applications should be submitted by email to [email protected] by 5pm on October 14th 2019.
Please include as much information about you and your performance as possible including a short description or your performance, your CV along with photos/showreels/video clips/ Youtube links or any other relevant supporting materials.
Please also bear in mind you will need to be available all day on Friday 8th November for your get-in and tech rehearsals.
See here for more details.