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Future Flares Festival

Future Flares

Four Days of Contemporary Performance (24 27 Jan 2023)

The Future Flares Festival will bring to Manchester the national premiere of an acclaimed performance project from Switzerland, alongside a startling physical performance from Liverpool, and other performance presentations by emerging and established artists based in Manchester. Presented jointly by Manchester School of Theatre and Manchester School of Art, and along with a programme of workshops and events, Future Flares will ask how performance makers are responding to the challenging times we are living in.

Read the curatorial statement by Neil Mackenzie


Arnold & Komarov

Shame on You!

25 / 26 Jan 2023

Arnold and Komarov Travelling Theatre

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Will Dickie

White Sun

26 Jan 2023

Will Dickie

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Matchstalks Remastered (work-in-progress)

Kevin Egan and Michael Pinchbeck

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Devise one action or gesture that can be easily repeated…

Alice Sheargold Bowen, Jasmine England, Liz Llewelyn, Jamie Moran, Felix/Fe & Nicola Singh. Curated by Nicola Singh.

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Festival Hub

  • Manchester School of Theatre
    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Grosvenor East Building
    Cavendish Street
    M15 6BG

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Alongside our public performances, Future Flares Festival have also organised a series of creative workshops for Manchester Metropolitan Students.

Tuesday 24 Jan, 11–1pm, GF.11

Workshop – Creating New Performance with Richard Gregory (Quarantine)

Tuesday 24 Jan, 2–5pm, GE1.04

Workshop – Writing for Contemporary Performance with Trixa Arnold and Ilja Komarov

Wednesday 25 Jan, 2–5pm, GE1.04

Workshop – Physical Performance with Will Dickie

Thursday 26 Jan, 2–4pm, GE1.10

Workshop – Moving with Ease (the Feldenkrais Method) with Teresa Brayshaw