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INSPIRING FUTURE GENERATIONS
WORLD CLASS DANCE | THEATRE | COMEDY | LIVE MUSIC | PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS     
@FUSIONCAMBRIDGE
HOFESH SHECHTER 'SHOW'

THE FESTIVAL

12 hours of powerful original work
23 JUNE 2018

Fusion Theatre Festival Cambridge is an annual multi-arts festival hosted at the Robinson Theatre and Cambridge Junction, with an ethos of ‘actively developing and nurturing young talent’ we are passionate about providing a platform for local schools, youth groups, young artists and emerging companies. In short we are celebrating creativity and providing opportunities to people to express themselves from an early age. The Festival also showcases work from national/international touring companies, often at an early stage of their own development, we also host skills development opportunities such as masterclasses, discussions and Q+A’s.

 

Fusion is about bringing every strand of the creative arts together in the same programme, to inspire the next generation of makers.

" FUSION ISN'T JUST SPOTTING TALENT - IT'S SUSTAINING IT "
                                                                     - EXEUNT MAGAZINE
 
 
CELEBRATING THE VERY BEST YOUNG TALENT | INSPIRING FUTURE GENERATIONS
WHERE.
CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION AND ROBINSON THEATRE
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WHEN...
JUNE 23
10AM-10PM
FULL DAY FESTIVAL PASS: £15
WORKSHOPS: £10
PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS
PHIL HULFORD
MOVEMENT WORKSHOP
Phil studied gymnastics from the age of four and began his dance training when he moved to England at eighteen. One of the choreographers that he worked with while in his second year at the London Contemporary Dance School was Hofesh Shechter.
 
For Hofesh Shechter Company: Uprising, In Your Rooms, Political Mother, Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut, Holding Dead (as dancer/choreographer), lukewarm and loving it (as choreographer), Sun, Orphée et Eurydice (Royal Opera House production), Barbarians
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HILARITY ACADEMY
COMEDY WORKSHOP
Alice Devlin and Martin Willis are two comedians whose work encompasses stand-up, sketch, clowning and improv. Alice trained at Jacques Lecoq in Paris where she founded Bric à Brac. She works with Haringey Shed alongside tailoring clown workshops for schools in London and Brighton. She is also an actor in Punchdrunk’s flagship enrichment show, ‘The Lost Lending Library’ Martin runs comedy production company Objectively Funny and is the the Programmer at West End comedy venue, The Albany. 
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PERFORMANCES
LOCAL SCHOOLS 
UP RISING  
Written by internationally acclaimed director and writer Rich Rusk, Up Rising tells a story across time. "If you hear our story, maybe you can save us..."

Performed and Devised by:

Chesterton Community College
Sawston Village College
Bottisham Village College
Parkside Federation 
CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION | MAIN HOUSE
PROJECT LOCKOUT 
FEEL THE FEAR 
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PROJECT LOCKOUT 
FEEL THE FEAR 
"Let me describe something to you. Not to say I’m horrified or shamelessly petrified because I’d have lied to say this creature does not exist...." Combining spoken word with physical theatre, Project Lockout present an energetic and visual performance exploring that what plagues us all... 
CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION | MAIN HOUSE
PHYSICAL THEATRE
GUIDANCE
40 mins
12+
MORE INFORMATION
@project_lockout
HILLS ROAD | ROBINSON THEATRE
DANCE
GUIDANCE
SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
MORE INFORMATION
@ElevationYDC
ELEVATION YOUTH DANCE COMPANY
CTRL. ALT. Z 
'Elevating the youth of today into the artists of the future.' Elevation youth dance company return to Fusion for their fourth year presenting ever new and exciting work. EYDC often works on projects with a human connection, based on real-life experiences, and this year is no exception. Our latest project, entitled Ctrl.Alt.Z, is based on the experiences of Alzheimer’s sufferers and their carers.  We are in the early stages of development of this work, so will be sharing some initial extracts from our choreographic workshops.
FUSION ANNUAL COMPETITION 
5 MINUTE CALL  
Talented young individuals will take to the stage and perform 5 minutes of something brand new. The only rules are: the pieces must be no longer than 5 minutes and must be performed in 1 spotlight. From dance to spoken word, 5 MINUTE CALL promises to be an intense, bizarre and passionate showcase of brave new artists. 
 
That’s not all, the audience will vote for their favourite and the winner receives a £250 cash prize!
HILLS ROAD | ROBINSON THEATRE 
VARIOUS
GUIDANCE
50 mins
SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
MORE INFORMATION
If you are interested in performing at this years 5 minute call,
please send an email to info@fusiontheatrefestival.com
HILLS ROAD | ROBINSON THEATRE
THEATRE
GUIDANCE
16+
Contains scenes which some viewers may find troubling 
MORE INFORMATION
www.samross.co.uk
@samdoestheatre
"an extraordinary, unflinching & honest first-person account"
- Mark Shenton (The Stage)
"Raised fascinating questions about the challenges of portraying yourself"
- The Sunday Times
Photo by Aenne Pallasca
SAM ROSS
CAN'T STOP CAN'T STOP
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SAMDOESTHEATRE
CAN'T STOP CAN'T STOP
Sam lives with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It makes life repeatedly exhausting and unbearable. He wants to try show you how it feels... can’t stop can’t stop is a show about mental illness, irrational rational fears, and how we learn to cope in unsettling times.
FUSION ANNUAL COMPETITION 
5 MINUTE CALL  
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NICOLE HENRIKSEN
A ROBOT IN HUMAN SKIN 
Award-nominated performer, Nicole Henriksen, presents the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed theatre debut. Henriksen is known for tackling difficult subjects, and A Robot In Human Skin is no exception. This second one-person theatre show is a fresh, truthful, and heartfelt look at mental health and the ways we treat, and understand it.
HILLS ROAD | ROBINSON THEATRE 
THEATRE
GUIDANCE
12+
MORE INFORMATION
www.robotinhumanskin.co.uk
@HenriksenNicole
"Perfectly Pitched" 
 ★★★★★ - The Scotsman 
 
"One of the most important
hours of this Festival" 
★★★★★ - EdFest Magazine
CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION | J3
LIVE MUSIC
GUIDANCE
SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
MORE INFORMATION
www.abiwade.com
@abi_wade
ORIGINIAL MUSIC FROM:
ABI WADE
Using cello, vocals, orchestral arrangements, choral ensembles, location samples, synths and piano Abi Wade explores human nature through real and abstracted personas on her debut album ‘Beautifully Astray’.
While developing as an artist, she has has toured the UK & Europe with Patrick Wolf, sold out her debut EP and released music on the label set up by Daniel Copeman of Esben & The Witch and has played shows with the likes of CocoRosie, Polica, Michael Kiwanuka, Other Lives, Deptford Goth and festivals such as End of The Road, The Great Escape and Wilderness.
HOFESH SHECHTER DANCE COMPANY
SHOW 
Choreography & Music by Hofesh Shechter
Performed by Shechter II
From internationally celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter, SHOW is a wild and wicked performance composed of three acts: The Entrance, Clowns and Exit – performed by the hottest new talent of Hofesh Shechter Company. 
 
Combining Hofesh’s bold, exhilarating and tribal choreography with a pulsating score, SHOW revolves around a group of anarchic performers as they play their parts in a macabre circus of comedy, murder and desire. 
 
SHOW offers a bitingly comic vision of a topsy-turvy world where fools can be kings and kings fools, performed in the company’s unique and unforgettable theatre-dance-rock-gig style.
CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION | MAIN HOUSE
DANCE
GUIDANCE
SHOW CONTAINS HARMLESS SMOKE AND LOUD SOUND EFFECTS
13+
MORE INFORMATION
hofesh.co.uk
@HofeshCo
One of the British dance scene’s hottest properties, the creator of works that are full of raw, visceral energy, set to blasting percussive scores that he composes himself.’ - New York Times
‘The mighty contemporary choreographer – a combination of dance-maker and rock- star, but with film-director sensibilities.’ - The Times 
FUSION THEATRE FESTIVAL
SOCIAL AND LIVE MUSIC 
CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION | BAR AND FOYER

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