British Council Thailand is delighted to present a unique, UK produced performance event receiving its Asian premiere in Bangkok – ‘Live at The Scala’, a Microfestival of live performance, video and installation to take place from 7 – 9 February 2013 at the Scala Cinema, Siam Square. Featuring artists from the UK and Thailand, the festival will transform the Scala into a thrilling exploration of art, live performance, cinema and cinema building.
This groundbreaking event will present a diverse range of works including live performances, videos and installations by artists from the UK together with artists from Thailand who will explore cinema in the unique setting of the Scala. Performances will include both highly acclaimed works that have toured the world and some completely new pieces made in response to this remarkable building. Extended beyond traditional theatrical performance, the audience is given an opportunity not simply to see a range of works but also to explore the building, and enjoy a fascinating and subversive celebration of cinema, live performance and the Scala itself.
Founded in Edinburgh in 2007, Forest Fringe has built a strong reputation as a cutting edge, not for profit, artist led organisation that creates daring and unconventional performance work in the UK and internationally. Their award winning space at the Edinburgh Festival - the UK’s largest and most famous annual art festival - has become a popular destination for artists and audiences looking for something unusual. Championing the value of collaboration, experimentation and adventure, Forest Fringe has presented festivals and events in unusual venues across the UK and Europe.
In 2010 Forest Fringe began organising Microfestivals, taking the model for their work to other places in order to build relationships with artistic communities and audiences.
, a Microfestival, will create a dynamic and exciting event right here in Bangkok, distilling all of the adventurous and unconventional spirit of Forest Fringe’s Edinburgh events with a diverse range of works, taking place in the space of a single evening. Tickets for the evening give access to the Scala building with an opportunity to see each work and explore.
Produced by Forest Fringe
Commissioned by British Council Thailand
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