Street Theatre 2015 Photo Contest Results

Screen Shot 2014-06-01 at 11.19.05 PMWe’re excited to announce the winners of GDIF’s Street Theatre 2015 Photo Contest with awardio (exhibitoo.com). This is the third year of the photo competition, and all of the entries were absolutely brilliant. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who submitted and voted on photos!

1st Place (GDIF 2016 Photo Ambassador & Thames Jet Experience via CityCruises)

'The Apple Performers' by Jagdip Kang

‘The Apple Performers’ at GDIF2015 by Jagdip Kang

2nd Place (Thames Sightseeing Cruise & Lunch for 2 at Ship Restaurant Hispaniola)

'Reliquary, GDIF 2015' by Roger Jackson

‘Reliquary, GDIF 2015’ by Roger Jackson

3rd Place (Family Ticket to Arcelor Mittal Orbit & JOY Gift Card)

'Close up of trapeze artist'' at GDIF2015 by Campbell Skinner

‘Close up of trapeze artist” at GDIF2015 by Campbell Skinner

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Without Walls Open Call: Commissioning and touring opportunities for new outdoor work in 2016

Without Walls invites artists and companies from any discipline to request support for the creation and touring of new outdoor work for presentation and touring in 2016.

GDIF is a founder member of Without Walls, an Arts Council funded consortium of leading festivals dedicated to the development and touring of new and exciting outdoor work. Other members include Brighton Festival, Hat Fair, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Stockton International Riverside Festival.

In 2016, Without Walls will be embarking on a new project to create and support new outdoor projects by UK artists; this is subject to a successful Grants for Arts application.

Without Walls will be looking to support the creation and touring of a range of exciting and ambitious projects of different genres, styles and forms.

For more information about the commissioning and touring opportunities for 2016, please visit Without Walls. Applications are due by Thursday 5th November, 5 pm.

'Carousel' by Southpaw Dance Company. Commissioned by Without Walls. GDIF2015 - Photo by Warren King

‘Carousel’ by Southpaw Dance Company. Commissioned by Without Walls.
GDIF2015 – Photo by Warren King

Miracles at GDIF

'The Colour of Time' by Artonik in association with East London Dance. Photo by Doug Southall

‘The Colour of Time’ by Artonik in association with East London Dance. Photo by Doug Southall

Described in The Guardian as an “annual miracle”, this year’s Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (26 June – 5 July) presented a series of stunning and unforgettable outdoor arts experiences attended by audiences of over 106,000.

Kori Kori by Compagnie Oposito. Photo by Warren King

Kori Kori by Compagnie Oposito. Photo by Warren King

 

From the UK premiere of Compagnie Oposito’s wonderful musical promenade through the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College to Periplum and Corn Exchange Newbury’s brilliant reinvention of Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel in “451” in Bethnal Green Gardens, the Festival offered new perspectives and approaches to outdoor theatre.

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‘451’ by Periplum and Corn Exchange Newbury. Photo by Doug Southall

Our spectacular landmark production of “The Four Fridas” moved audiences to tears in Woolwich with its finale ritual flight of the Voladoras, whilst at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park “The Colour of Time” was a joyously immersive dance theatre experience with Indian gulal powder flying.

'The Four Fridas' - Photo by Doug Southall

‘The Four Fridas’ – Photo by Doug Southall

This year’s Greenwich Fair and Dancing City programmes provided further exceptional moments, whilst ingenious woodland storytelling in Look Left Look Right’s “Secret Princess of Severndroog Castle” delighted school groups, children and their families.

'Sens Dessus Dessous' by Collectif Mallunes. Photo by Warren King

‘Sens Dessus Dessous’ by Collectif Mallunes at Greenwich Fair. Photo by Warren King

Here are just a few of your comments from this year’s stunning Festival:

“We were children again for an afternoon, laughing at clowns, acrobatics, amazing by the imagination, the beauty and the talent of all artists.”

“Spectacular and unmissable.”

“Fantastic and free! A real treat in London.”

“Breathtaking, amazing, unforgettable!”

Join us again next year for GDIF2016: June 24 – July 3, 2016!

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