Wednesday 12 December
7pm til late
Spanky Van Dykes
Open Call For Submissions – NOW CLOSED
To mark the end of this year’s Hatching Space programme, Hatch is thrilled to be staging its first major platform event in Nottingham for two years. On Wednesday 12 December 2012 from 7pm til late, Hatch: Mass will take over Spanky Van Dykes, an eatery and funhouse built on the original site of Nottingham Playhouse. Full of nooks, crannies, grand staircases, screaming violet interiors and curious things in vitrines, this space is waiting to be filled with the most exciting performances we can find.
We are looking for performance/live artists, experimental theatre troupes, site-specific dancers, cabaret artistes and pataphysicians to present work which is likely to succeed but not afraid to fail. We’re particularly interested in performances which teeter on the edge, cross over or fall right into the cracks between disciplines. This is going to be a party, this is going to be a farewell, this is going to be live, this is for you and everyone who happens to wander in.
Roving, durational, one-to-one work, one offs – are all welcome. We are interested in work that riffs of the theme of Mass in any way imaginable and/or that works in interesting ways with its surroundings. We want to remove all fourth walls and encourage you to experiment with new ideas in a supportive and celebratory environment. Equipment, technical support and open space for this event are limited, so work which is lo-fi, technically self-sufficient and takes place amongst the audience is especially welcome, but we will of course do our best to support you in any way possible.
A fee of 250 GBP is available to each selected artist/group to cover expenses.
If you would like an application form or want to ask us anything about the event please mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions is midnight, Wednesday 14 November 2012.
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2. The principal part; the majority.
3. The physical volume or bulk of a solid body.
4. Participated in or performed by a large number of people, especially together in a group.
5. Pertaining to, involving, or characteristic of the mass of the people.
6. Done on a large scale or in large quantities.
7. Total; complete.
8. To gather or be gathered into a mass.
Hatch: Mass is supported by Spanky Van Dykes and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.