Ilotopie – talk and outdoor performance

Sat 20 July 2013 – 7pm to 8pm (talk) / 9.30pm to 10.30pm (show)
Talk at the Lowry

– Studio 1 / Show on the docks between the Lowry and MediaCity UK
Free of charge


Quays Culture present Bruno Schnebelin and Bill Mitchell in discussion in Studio 1 of the Lowry between 7pm and 8pm. Bruno and Bill will be discussing their environmental arts practice and the use of outdoor settings; how artists’ and theatre makers’ work can contribute to a sense of place, where work in the environment is headed in the future and how artists engage with the ethics of working in the landscape.

Bruno Schnebelin is the founder and director of Ilotopie, a French outdoor theatre company created in 1979. His creations have been seen all around the world and will make a stop in Manchester on 20 July.
Bill Mitchell has been a theatre maker since 1975 having worked with Birmingham Rep, Soho Poly, the Donmar, the Young Vic, Lyric Hammersmith and National Theatre. Bill was artistic director of Kneehigh theatre from 1995 to 2005. He set up his own company, Wildworks, in 2005 to experiment with and develop his passion for landscape theatre and site specific work.

Ilotopie will be performing their thrilling piece Water Fools on the waters of the Manchester ship canal on20 Julyfree to audiences. Water Fools will take place between 9:30pm and 10:30pm.

All attendees to the talk are invited to join us for the VIP launch of Water Fools on the Promenade in the Lowry between 8:30pm and 10:30pm.

Bookings for the talk on the phone or in person at the Lowry box office; 0843 208 6000


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