Magnetic North Blog
Magnetic North is delighted to announce the lead and collaborating artists for our next Rough Mix creative lab. Rough Mix brings together five lead artists, each with a new idea to develop, two collaborating artists, and an ensemble of six performers. Each lead artist spends time observing, assisting or collaborating on the other artists’ projects as well as working on their own project. Rough Mix 2022 is a partnership with Macrobert Arts Centre and will take place in person at Macrobert. Should this not be possible then the residency will move online.
The lead artists are Beth Dynowski, Kathy McKean, Priiya Prethora, Jennifer Paterson and Lewis Sherlock. The collaborating artists are Amy Conway and Ben Fletcher. Together they work across dance, physical theatre, aerial, music, writing, theatre, sculpture and performance.
Rough Mix will run from 17-28 January 2022. We'll be sharing a video of the work produced online - keep an eye on our social media for updates.
This week we're running our paid online residency for experienced artists. Space/Time is a creative retreat for artists from any art form that asks the question “How can you continue to thrive as an artist?”. Normally participants travel to a location in Scotland, but due to the pandemic, we're again running Space/Time online. The artists gathering together (remotely) are:
We're looking for performers for a new project with the working title The Story of the Blues.
The Story of the Blues is being developed as both an online and a theatre performance. Its online iteration will be as a series of short episodes, which will be threaded together to create a full-length theatre performance.
We’re looking for performers who:
• have experience of working with text-based material
• are used to working physically
• have excellent musical skills – instrumental and vocal - and experience of playing with other musicians
• are comfortable working in an ensemble, working with physical and musical instructions, and devising work through exercises and tasks.
View the full call out (PDF). Application deadline 1.00pm, 5 October 2021.
We're delighted to announce that seven older artists in the early stages of a new career will be taking part in our paid online residency later this month.
Space/Time, in partnership with Luminate, will be held online between 31st May and 4th June. It provides the chance for these artists to explore how creativity can be nourished and how they can challenge themselves.
This week we're running our paid online residency for experienced artists. Space/Time is a creative retreat for artists from any art form that asks the question “How can you continue to thrive as an artist?”. Normally participants travel together to a location in Scotland. However, due to the pandemic, we have rethought Space/Time as an online residency. The residency aims to refresh participants through a stimulating examination of creativity in this new way of working and living. The residency artists are: