Northampton theatre’s online movement festival

Published: 2 March 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Sir Richard Alston who will host a question-and-answer session at Gen-Fest Movement Credit: Hugo Glendinning

Northampton Royal and Derngate’s Generate talent development programme is to stage Gen-Fest Movement, an all-day online festival dedicated to supporting the work and development of professional and emerging artists.

The day’s events include a question-and-answer session with choreographer Sir Richard Alston, a workshop with movement director Jo Meredith about devising movement online and a workshop exploring integrated and accessible practice by Jamie Beddard, co-artistic director of Diverse City which is committed to equality and diversity in the arts.

Royal and Derngate creative learning associate Erica Martin commented, “we had a great response to our first online Generate festival in November, so I’m delighted that we’re able to offer another event to showcase the talents of some of the diverse and incredible artists making interesting work in our region and beyond.

“This time we’re concentrating on movement and I hope we’ll be able to offer more events in the future focussing on a range of disciplines.”

Gen-Fest Movement will take place on Saturday 20 March. Tickets are available on a pay-what-you-can basis.