- Date: 14 March 2013
- Region: South West
Two Moons lit the Bristol sky and the city bustled with local people and visitors from around the world during IBT13 from National portfolio organisation In Between Time.
100 Artists took part in 50 Events over four days in February, and with ticket sales at 3,000, all shows sold out. Overall 30,000 people from 26 countries experienced the international festival of performance with free installations, exhibitions & public events.
We See Fireworks was a sound and light installation made from hundreds of voices that gently unfolded in the darkness, capturing the spirit of past theatrical performances.
Field Test was a solar-powered installation that began at sunset and lit up forgotten spaces in the city with flickering lights and sound. LED lights, steel guitar and nightfall combined to entice the audience to test their senses.
Living Room Opera, a bespoke chamber opera made for a Bristol living room explored questinos of identity and belonging. Distant voices echoed stories of displacement, migration, newfound connection and our search for a sense of home.
IBT's Helen Cole said:
'As fake moon made its first arc over Bristol's night sky it seemed to smile on us as we opened the doors to IBT13 and hundreds of people piled in. Never before have I seen so many expectant faces - undeniable evidence of a growing and urgent interest in the IBT13 programme and in contemporary performance in Bristol in all its thrilling incongruities.'
Tanuja Amarasuriya. Executive Producer at Theatre Bristol said:
'Bristol has been missing the influence of the kind of genuinely exploratory performance that IBT seeks out and invites us into - and that influence is vital if we want to grow our reputation as a city that generates culturally urgent, world class, independent performance. I was so proud that this festival was happening in my home city...IBT is a beacon.'
More information about In Between Time's annual festival and other events is available on the In Between Time website.