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Catch up with UK theatre and dance festivals in 2018

| by Harriet Guest

2018 is set to be another strong year for UK festivals. Get out your diary and check out our snapshot of festivals in theatre, dance, live art and outdoor arts from January to June

Confessions of a live art programmer

| by Aaron Wright

What is 'good' and 'bad' work? Are we just looking to see ourselves represented? Should we rethink curating? As Fierce Festival opens in Birmingham, Artistic Director Aaron Wright shares some blazingly honest reflections on life, art and live art

Will Edinburgh continue to be a marketplace for European theatre?

| by Lyn Gardner

Acclaimed companies from Europe, such as Ontroerend Goed and Aurora Nova, have built their international reputations at the Edinburgh Fringe. Producers from Belgium, Germany, Finland and the Czech Republic tell Lyn Gardner why the Fringe is a crucial date for them – and whether they will continue to head there after Brexit

Round up: Edinburgh Showcase 2017

| by Harriet Guest

29 outstanding UK companies, over 200 delegates from 40 countries and one week in Edinburgh marked the 20th anniversary of our Edinburgh Showcase — which showcases some of the best contemporary UK theatre and dance. Catch up on our highlights, tips, interviews, pictures, and artists to keep an eye on in 2017.

Round up: Visit imaginary futures with Imagine 2037

| by Harriet Guest

Dystopias, rituals, flooding and drones. For Imagine 2037, we commissioned eight artists who are migrants, living all over the world, to write about an imaginary performance in 20 years' time. Check out what they created...

Making a new future at the Holland Festival

| by Lyn Gardner

Major theatremakers are speaking directly to how we live now. In the third of Lyn Gardner's dispatches from the Holland Festival, she encounters Dries Verhoeven's political fairground ride, Vincent Macaigne's ugly-beauitful dream, Derrick Ryan Claude Mitchell's riff on madness and Ivo van Hove's dissection of obsession

"We need to keep the traffic between the UK and Europe"

| by Lyn Gardner

The UK outdoor arts scene has welcomed European artists with open arms. Lyn Gardner visits the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, reporting on ambitious new productions from the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, and talking to Artistic Director Bradley Hemmings about his hopes for the future


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